Dr. Fabian Brambach

Fabian Brambach

Postdoc

email: fbrambach[at]uni-goettingen.de
phone: +49-(0)551-39-10728

Research Interests

I am a botanist interested in plant ecology, biogeography and systematics , with a focus on tropical ecosystems, particularly in Southeast Asian insular region Malesia. My current research focuses on different dimensions of plant diversity (taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic) and biogeography across a land-use intensity gradient in lowland Sumatra, Indonesia, within the Collaborative Research Centre 990 (EFForTS). There, I am trying to understand how land-use change affects these different aspects of biodiversity under varying environmental conditions. A more detailed understanding of these effects will ultimately inform the design of efficient measures to mitigate the loss of diversity associated with tropical deforestation. During my Ph.D. research, I explored patterns of tree diversity, endemism, and biogeography in mountain forests of Sulawesi, Indonesia, a severely under-explored tropical island and key biogeographic region.

Education

Ph.D. in Biology (2019), University of Göttingen
M.Sc. in Forest Science (2008). TUM, Munich


Publications

Brambach F, Leuschner C, Tjoa A, Culmsee, H. (early view): Predominant colonization of Malesian mountains by Australian tree lineages. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13747

Darras KFA, Corre MD, Formaglio G, Tjoa A, Potapov A, Brambach F, Sibhatu KT, Grass I, Rubiano AA, Buchori D, Drescher J, Fardiansah R, Hölscher D, Irawan B, Kneib T, Krashevska V, Krause A, Kreft H, Li K, Maraun M, Polle A, Ryadin AR, Rembold K, Stiegler C, Scheu S, Tarigan S, Valdés-Uribe A, Yad, S, Tscharntke T, Veldkamp E 2019. Reducing Fertilizer and Avoiding Herbicides in Oil Palm Plantations—Ecological and Economic Valuations. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2: 65. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00065

Carneiro de Melo Moura C, Brambach F, Jair Hernandez Bado K, Krutovsky KV, Kreft H, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Siregar IZ & Gailing O 2019. Integrating DNA Barcoding and Traditional Taxonomy for the Identification of Dipterocarps in Remnant Lowland Forests of Sumatra. Plants 8: 461. doi: 10.3390/plants8110461

Slik JWF, Franklin J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Field R, Aguilar S, Aguirre N, Ahumada J, Aiba S-I, Alves LF, K A, Avella A, Mora F, Aymard C. GA, Báez S, Balvanera P, Bastian ML, Bastin J-F, Bellingham PJ, van den Berg E, da Conceição Bispo P, Boeckx P, Boehning-Gaese K, Bongers F, Boyle B, Brambach F, Brearley FQ, Brown S, Chai S-L, Chazdon RL, Chen S, Chhang P, Chuyong G, Ewango C, Coronado IM, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Culmsee H, Damas K, Dattaraja HS, Davidar P, DeWalt SJ, Din H, Drake DR, Duque A, Durigan G, Eichhorn K, Eler ES, Enoki T, Ensslin A, Fandohan AB, Farwig N, Feeley KJ, Fischer M, Forshed O, Garcia QS, Garkoti SC, Gillespie TW, Gillet J-F, Gonmadje C, Granzow-de la Cerda I, Griffith DM, Grogan J, Hakeem KR, Harris DJ, Harrison RD, Hector A, Hemp A, Homeier J, Hussain MS, Ibarra-Manríquez G, Hanum IF, Imai N, Jansen PA, Joly CA, Joseph S, Kartawinata K, Kearsley E, Kelly DL, Kessler M, Killeen TJ, Kooyman RM, Laumonier Y, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Lawes MJ, Letcher SG, Lindsell J, Lovett J, Lozada J, Lu X, Lykke AM, Mahmud KB, Mahayani NPD, Mansor A, Marshall AR, Martin EH, Calderado Leal Matos D, Meave JA, Melo FPL, Mendoza ZHA, Metali F, Medjibe VP, Metzger JP, Metzker T, Mohandass D, Munguía-Rosas MA, Muñoz R, Nurtjahy E, de Oliveira EL, Onrizal, Parolin P, Parren M, Parthasarathy N, Paudel E, Perez R, Pérez-García EA, Pommer U, Poorter L, Qi L, Piedade MTF, Pinto JRR, Poulsen AD, Poulsen JR, Powers JS, Prasad RC, Puyravaud J-P, Rangel O, Reitsma J, Rocha DSB, Rolim S, Rovero F, Rozak A, Ruokolainen K, Rutishauser E, Rutten G, Mohd. Said MN, Saiter FZ, Saner P, Santos B, dos Santos JR, Sarker SK, Schmitt CB, Schoengart J, Schulze M, Sheil D, Sist P, Souza AF, Spironello WR, Sposito T, Steinmetz R, Stevart T, Suganuma MS, Sukri R, Sultana A, Sukumar R, Sunderland T, Supriyadi, Suresh HS, Suzuki E, Tabarelli M, Tang J, Tanner EVJ, Targhetta N, Theilade I, Thomas D, Timberlake J, de Morisson Valeriano M, van Valkenburg J, Van Do T, Van Sam H, Vandermeer JH, Verbeeck H, Vetaas OR, Adekunle V, Vieira SA, Webb CO, Webb EL, Whitfeld T, Wich S, Williams J, Wiser S, Wittmann F, Yang X, Adou Yao CY, Yap SL, Zahawi RA, Zakaria R, Zang R (2018) Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 1837–1842. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714977115

Brambach F, Leuschner C, Tjoa A, Culmsee H 2017. Diversity, endemism, and composition of tropical mountain forest communities in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in relation to elevation and soil properties. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 27: 68-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2017.06.003

Brambach F, Byng JW, Culmsee H 2017. Five new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. PhytoKeys 81: 47-78. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.81.13488

Syzygium Working Group (SYZWG): Ahmad B, Baider C, Bernardini B, Biffin E, Brambach F, Burslem D, Byng JW, Christenhusz M, Florens FBV, Lucas E, Ray A, Ray R, Smets E, Snow N, Strijk JS, Wilson PG 2016. Syzygium (Myrtaceae): Monographing a taxonomic giant via 22 coordinated regional revisions. PeerJ Preprints 4:e1930v1. doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1930v1

Brambach F, Coode MJE, Biagioni S, Culmsee H 2016. Elaeocarpus firdausii (Elaeocarpaceae), a new species from tropical mountain forests of Sulawesi. Phytokeys 62: 1–14. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.62.7548

Brambach F, Nooteboom HP, Culmsee H 2013. Magnolia sulawesiana described, and a key to the species of Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) occurring in Sulawesi. Blumea – Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants 58(3): 271–276. doi: 10.3767/000651913X676817

Winter S, Brambach F 2011. Determination of a common forest life cycle assessment method for biodiversity evaluation. Forest Ecology and Management 212(12): 2120–2132. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.07.036