People

Organizers

Henrik Hartmann

Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena

Tree mortality has always been the running theme in Henrik’s research. He used a dendroecological approach to infer tree decline during his PhD and then switched to ecophysiology for his postdoc. He is leader of the Max-Planck research group “Plant Allocation” and has been active in organizing two international mortality workshops in Jena (2014) and Hanover (2017).

Nadine Ruehr

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Campus Alpin

Nadine is an ecophysiologist and focuses on understanding plant and ecosystem functioning in a changing world. She is head of the Plant Ecophysiology group at KIT and applies experiments and process models to study the impacts of extreme climate events on carbon and water cycling of trees and forests.   

Bernhard Schuldt

University of Würzburg - Ecophysiology and Vegetation Ecology

As a plant ecologist specialized in ecophysiology and plant water relations, Bernhard’s research is focused on the carbon and water balance of trees, the influence of drought stress on woody plants, and their adaptability to changing environmental conditions. He works on identifying general patterns in trees’ hydraulic architecture, causes and consequences of drought-induced tree mortality as well as biodiversity effects on the water balance of trees.

Adriane
Esquivel Muelbert

University of Birmingham - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Adriane is a global change ecologist documenting and mechanistically understanding the effects of current environmental changes on biological systems. She investigates how forests respond to different forces and what the implications of these responses are on biodiversity and global biogeochemical cycles. Her work uses field-based data and explores forest dynamics at a macroecological scale. She is passionate about tropical forests and their complexity, particularly the Amazon, and seeks to translate her research into conservation efforts.

Cornelius Senf

Technical University of Munich, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group

Cornelius has a background in geography with a specialisation in remote sensing, but his research has strong ties to landscape and macrosystem ecology. His particular interest is in understanding the dynamics of forests at the landscape- and macro-scale, that is how and why forests change through space and time. As trees are long-living organisms, he mostly works with long satellite time series, such as from the Landsat archive, delivering a complementing perspective to field-based research.

Rupert Seidl

Technical University of Munich, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group

Rupert is a forester by training and his research focuses on understanding forest ecosystem dynamics in a changing world. A main focus of Ruperts work is to quantify the causes and consequences of changing forest disturbance regimes. He develops forest landscape simulation models in order to study the past and future interactions between vegetation, climate, and disturbances. He harnesses novel insights on ecosystem dynamics for improving the robustness of forest management strategies.

Thomas Pugh

University of Birmingham - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tom works on understanding interactions between vegetation, environmental change and the carbon cycle at regional and global scales. He has a background in computational modelling, particularly using global vegetation models, and his group at the University of Birmingham applies a variety of model and data-based approaches.

Advisory Board

Craig D Allen (USGS Fort Collins Science Center)

Barbara Bentz (US Forest Service)

Andreas Bolte (Thünen Institute)

Harald Bugmann (ETH Zurich)

Matthew Hansen (University of Maryland)

Vanessa Haverd (CSIRO)

Alistair Jump (University of Stirling)

Nate McDowell (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Belinda Medlyn (Western Sydney University)

Helene Muller-Landau (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)

Doug Morton (NASA)

Yude Pan (US Forest Service)

Burger, BrigitteIUFRO Head QuartersAustria
Allen, Craig D.United States Geological Survey (USGS)U.S.A.Forest inventory
Anderson-Teixeira, KristinaSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteU.S.A.Forest inventory
Arias Aguilar, DagobertoCosta Rica Institute of TechnologyCosta RicaForest inventory
Bastrup-Birk, AnnemarieEuropean Environment Agency (EEA)DenmarkForest inventory
Bauman, DavidUniversity of OxfordUKForest inventory
Boehmer, H. JuergenUniversity of the South PacificFiji IslandsForest inventory
Bolte, AndreasThünen Institute of Forest EcosystemsGermanyForest inventory
Bussotti, FilippoUniversity of FirenzeItalyForest inventory
Cousins, StellaUniversity of MichiganU.S.A.Forest inventory
Crowther, TomETH ZürichSwitzerlandForest inventory
Etzold, SophiaWSLSwitzerlandForest inventory
Galvin, StephenUniversity of the South PacificFiji IslandsForest inventory
Gourlet-Fleury, SylvieAgricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)FranceForest inventory
Hardy, GilesMurdoch UniversityAustraliaForest inventory
Hember, RobertCanadian Forest Service (NRC)CanadaForest inventory
Penuelas, JosepCentre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF)SpainForest inventory
Ruiz Benito, PalomaUniversidad de AlcalaSpainForest inventory
Sanders, TanjaThünen Institute of Forest EcosystemsGermanyForest inventory
Salas-Eljatib, ChristianUniversidad MayorChileForest inventory
Schroeder, ToddUSDA Forest ServiceUSAForest inventory
Svoboda, MiroslavCzech University of Life SciencesCzechiaForest inventory
Tatsuhara, SatoshiUniversity of TokyoJapanForest inventory
Trotsiuk, VolodymyrWSLSwitzerlandForest inventory
van der Maaten-Theunissen, MariekeTU DresdenGermanyForest inventory
Veloso de Freitas, JobertoMinisterio do meio Ambiente, Servico Florestal BrasileiroBrazilForest inventory
Vennetier, MichelNational Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA)FranceForest inventory
Buras, AllanTU MunichGermanyRemote sensing
Coomes, DavidUniversity of CambridgeGreat BritainRemote sensing
Hansen, MattUniversity of MarylandU.S.A.Remote sensing
Huang, Cho-yingNational Taiwan UniversityChina-TaipeiRemote sensing
Junttila, SamuliUniversity of HelsinkiFinnlandRemote sensing
Opgenoorth, LarsPhilipps-Universität MarburgGermanyRemote sensing
Pesquer Mayos, LluísCentre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF)SpainRemote sensing
Senf, CorneliusUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)AustriaRemote sensing
Vaglio Laurin, GaiaUniversity of TusciaItalyRemote sensing
Anderegg, William R.L.University of UtahU.S.A.Mechanisms
Breda, NathalieInstitut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)FranceMechanisms
Delzon, SylvainInstitut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)FranceMechanisms
Falster, DanielUniversity of New South WalesAustraliaMechanisms
Gebrekirstos, AsterWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)KenyaMechanisms
Grams, TorstenTU MunichGermanyMechanisms
Hartmann, HenrikMax Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI)GermanyMechanisms
Jansen, StevenUniversity of UlmGermanyMechanisms
Klein, TamirWeizmann Institute of ScienceIsraelMechanisms
Macinnis-Ng, CateUniversity of AucklandNew ZealandMechanisms
Martinez-Vilalta, JordiAutonomous University of BarcelonaSpainMechanisms
Pollastrini, MartinaUniversity of FirenzeItalyMechanisms
Ruehr, Nadine K.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)GermanyMechanisms
Sass-Klaassen, UteWageningen UniversityNetherlandsMechanisms
Schuldt, BernhardUniversity of GöttingenGermanyMechanisms
Stokes, AlexiaAgricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)FranceMechanisms
Stokes, AlexiaAgricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)FranceMechanisms
van der Maaten, ErnstTU DresdenGermanyMechanisms
Hengeveld, Geerten M.Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsModeling
Hickler, ThomasSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGermanyModeling
Hülsmann, LisaUniversity of RegensburgGermanyModeling
Kramer, KoenWageningen University and ResearchNetherlandsModeling
Medlyn, BelindaUniversity of Western SydneyAustraliaModeling
Pugh, TomUniversity of BirminghamGreat BritainModeling
Rammig, AnjaTU MunichGermanyModeling
Reyer, ChristopherPotsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK)GermanyModeling
Seidl, RupertTU MunichGermanyModeling
Sviderskaya, IrinaSiberian Federal UniversityRussiaModeling
Torres, Gabriel ArellanoSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteU.S.A.Modeling
Vaganov, EugeneSiberian Federal UniversityRussiaModeling