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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Dr. rer. nat. Werner Herppich
Department: Horticultural Engineering
Senior scientist, acting head of department

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 620

Research programs

Areas of research

  • Effects of postharvest treatments on physiological properties of fresh, perishable produces   more
  • Effects of pre harvest stresses on postharvest quality maintenance of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals   more
  • Water relations and mechanical properties of horticultural fresh products   more
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence analysis, chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, hyper spectral analysis and cold neutron tomography – modern methods to assess internal quality, stress responses and product structure   more
  • Environmental plant biology – stress physiology   more
  • Effects of ontogeny and environment on the expression of CAM   more

  • Books


Dr. Herppich is member of the editorial boards of „Acta Agrophysica“, „Food and Bioprocess Technology”, “International Agrophysics” and “Scientia Horticulturae.“



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Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail