Guest Lecture Series

Each year the RTG invites well know scholars in the field of forest sciences, biology and statistics for guest lectures.

Please find this semester's dates and scholars below. Everybody interested is invited to join.

Upcoming guest lecture in early 2019


  • Dr. habil Henrik Hartmann on July 10, 2019 on "Trees and forests in the 21st century – is a 385 million year-old success story coming to an end?"

Recent guest lectures


  • Jacob Dittel, PhD on April 11, 2018 on "Cracking the nut of animal-mediated seed dispersal"

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Bolte on June 20, 2018 on "Interspecific interactions in mixed spruce-beech forests"

  • Prof. Dr. Taryn Bauerle on June 27, 2018 on "Under the weather: root growth and physiology in response to water limitation"

  • Prof. Dan Binkley, PhD on July 4, 2018 on "Four decades of production ecology: the interaction of ideas and experiments"

  • Prof. Dr. Hans Pretzsch on July 18, 2018 on "Mixed-species forests. Tracing mixing effects from the stand to the organ level"

  • Prof. Björn Lindahl on October 17, 2018 on "Fungal regulation of carbon and nutrient cycling in boreal forests"

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schuldt on November 21, 2018 on "Arthropod diversity and ecological functions in mixed-species forests"

  • Dr. Karin Pritsch on January 23, 2019 on "Reactivity of ectomycorrhizal communities of spruce and beech to recurrent years of severe summer drought"

  • Thordis Thorarinsdottir, Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 on "Statistics in climate research: The importance of stochastic modelling and uncertainty quantification"

  • Prof. Klaus J. Puettmann on March 27, 2019 on "One treatment does not fit all: restoration thinning in Douglas-fir plantations"

  • Prof. David H. Wise on May 22, 2019 on "Trophic interactions in the leaf-litter arthropod community"

  • Prof. Dr. Kathy Steppe on June 5, 2019 on "TreeWatch.net: giving a voice to trees in a world of climate change"