Fabian Brambach

Fabian Brambach

Researcher

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. During my Ph.D. research, I explored patterns of tree diversity, endemism, and biogeography in mountain forests of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Because Sulawesi is a key region for the biogeographic history of Southeast Asia and at the same time severely under-explored, I developed an interest in plant biogeography, taxonomy and floristic work.
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 allow us to design efficient measures to mitigate the loss of diversity associated with tropical deforestation.


Education

Ph.D. in Biology (ongoing), University of Göttingen
Master of Science in Forest Science (2008). TUM, Munich


Publications

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: 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