Research interests

objektiveA Knowledge Transfer Project - From fundamental biodiversity research to practical recommendations for a biodiversity-orientated forest management
contentSince its establishment, the DFG-Biodiversity Exploratories (BE) have created a huge amount of data and results regarding the effects of forest management on biodiversity, and of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning, goods and services. This offers a great potential for knowledge transfer from biodiversity research to forestry and conservation practice, and vice versa. The urgent request by local stakeholders to make the results from the BE available and useable for their daily and practical work underlines the importance of such a transfer. The main objectives of the project are: a)to transfer BE results to scales most relevant for forestry practice and nature conservation, and b)to develop and transfer practice-orientated management options that optimize forest goods and services and biodiversity conservation at real forest landscapes.
term01.04.2017-31.03.2020
funded byGerman Science Foundation (DFG)
partnersFederal Competence Centre Forestry, Eberswalde; Public Forestry Office Hainich-Werratal; Hainich Nationalpark; Public Forestry Office Reutlingen; Public Forestry Office Leinefelde; Public Forestry Office Heiligenstadt; Forest Research and Competence Centre Gotha; City of Mühlhausen
persons in chargeDr. Steffi Heinrichs and Dr. Martina Mund
PublicationsHeinrichs S, Ammer C, Mund M, Boch S, Budde S, Fischer M, Müller J, Schöning I, Schulze E-D, Schmidt W, Weckesser M, Schall P (2019) Landscape-Scale Mixtures of Tree Species are More Effective than Stand-Scale Mixtures for Biodiversity of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes and Lichens. Forests 10(1):73. DOI:10.3390/f10010073

Schall P, Gossner MM, Heinrichs S, Fischer M, Boch S, Prati D, Jung K, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Böhm S, Buscot F, Daniel R, Goldmann K, Kaiser K, Kahl T, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Renner SC, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weisser WW, Wemheuer B, Wubet T, Ammer C (2018) The impact of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 267-278

Ammer C, Schall P, Gossner M M, Heinrichs S, Boch S, Prati D, Jung K, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Böhm S, Buscot F, Daniel R, Goldmann K, Kaiser K, Kahl T, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Renner S C, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weisser W W, Wemheuer B, Wubet T, Fischer M (2017) Waldbewirtschaftung und Biodiversität: Vielfalt ist gefragt. Allgemeine Forstzeitschrift/Der Wald 72 (17): 20-25


further research interests

  • Fructification (masting) of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and carbon allocation
  • Development of forest growth and biomass under the influence of forest management and environmental changes (N-depositions, climate)
  • Impacts of forest management on the carbon budget of forest ecosystems (biomass, soil and wood products)
  • Concepts of sustainable forest management