Christian Ammer

Christian Ammer is the head of the section Silviculture and Forest Ecology of the Temperate Zones, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. His main interests are in the fields of (i) regeneration ecology, (ii) the relation between competition and growth in mixed stands, (iii) effect of resource availability and ontogeny on biomass partitioning of trees.

Key expertise:
• Regeneration Ecology of Forest Tree Species
• Conversion of Pure Stands to Mixed Stands
• Sustainable Management of Temperate Forests

Selected publications:
Wagner S, Madsen P, Ammer C (2009) Evaluation of different approaches for modelling individual tree seedling height growth. Trees – Structure and Function 23: 701-715
Ammer C, Stimm B, Mosandl R (2008) Ontogenetic variation in the relative influence of light and belowground resources on European beech seedling growth. Tree physiology 28: 721-728
Ammer C (2003) Growth and biomass partitioning of Fagus sylvatica L. and Quercus robur L. seedlings in response to shading and small changes in the R/FR-ratio of radiation. Annals of Forest Science 60: 163-171
Ammer C, Mosandl R, El Kateb H (2002) Direct seeding of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst) stands – effects of canopy density and fine root biomass on seed germination. Forest Ecology and Management, 159: 59-72
Ammer C, Wagner S (2002) Problems and possibilities in modelling fine-root biomass of single mature Norway spruce trees at given points from stand data. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32: 581-590

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Christian Ammer teaches the following courses:
Conservation and Ecosystem Management (together U. Brose)