Dr. Martin Komainda - Scientist

Research interest

Multifunctionality of Grassland -
  
Relationship between grassland productivity and ecoysystem services

Adaptation to drought stress

Grazing technology: virtual fencing

Environmental friendly grazing

Sustainable Grass and Forage production

Nutrient use efficiency of silage maize

Short CV

since 2018: PostDoc at the Department of Crops Science, Division of Grassland Science, University of Göttingen

2017-2018: Grassland Consultant at the Federal Agency of Agriculture in Schleswig-Holstein

2013-2017: Scientist at the institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Division of Grass and Forage Science/Organic Agriculture, University of Kiel

until 2013: Studies of Agricultural Science, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel





Publications


in peer-reviewed Journals


Veldkamp, E., Schmidt, M., markwitz, C., Beule, L., Beuschel, R., Biertümpfel, A., Bischel, X., Duan, X., Gerjets, R., Göbel, L., Graß, R., Guerra, V., Heinlein, F., Komainda, M., Langhof, M., Luo, J., Potthoff, M., van Ramshorst, J.G.V., Rudolf, C., Sesermann, D.-M., Shao, G., Siebicke, L., Svoboda, N., Swieter, A., Carminati, A., Freese, D., Graf, T., Greef, J.-M., Isselstein, J., Jansen, M., Karalovsky, P., Knohl, A., Lamersdorf, N., Priesack, E., Wachendorf, C., Wachendorf, M., Corre, M.D. 2023: Multifunctionality of temperate alley-cropping agroforestry outperforms open cropland and grassland. communications earth & environment (2023) 4:20. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-00680-1. www.nature.com/commsenv

Hamidi, D., Grinnell, N.A., Komainda, M., Riesch, F., Horn, J., Ammer, S., Traulsen, I., Palme, R., Hamidi, M., Isselstein, J. 2022. Heifers don't care: no evidence of negative impact on animal welfare growing heifers when using virtual fences compared to physical fences for grazing. ANIMAL.  The international journal of animal biosciences, 100614 .https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2022.100614

Schmiedgen, A., Komainda, M., Kayser, M., Tonn, B., Isselstein, J. 2022. Trees in silvopastoral systems reduce legume proportion with no consequence for internal N resorption efficiency. Journal of Plant Ecology. accepted article

Nölke I., Tonn B., Komainda M., Heshmati S., Isselstein J. (2022). The Choice of the white clover population alters overyielding of mixtures with perennial ryegrass and chicory and underlying processes. Scientific Reports (2022) 12:1155. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05100-6

Obermeyer K., Komainda M., Kayser M., Isselstein J. (2022). Exploring the potential of rising plate meter techniques to analyse ecosystem services from multi-species grasslands. Crop & Pasture Science https://doi.org/10.1071/CP22215

Zanon T., Komainda M., Ammer S., Isselstein J., Gauly M. (2022). Diverse feed, diverse benefits - The multiple roles of feed diversity at pasture on ruminant livestock production - a Review. Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry 10(1): 101.

Hamidi D., Komainda M., Tonn B., Harbers J., Grinnell N. & Isselstein J. (2021). The Effect of Grazing Intensity and Sward Heterogeneity on the Movement Behavior of Suckler Cows on Semi-natural Grassland. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, Article 639096, https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.639096

Nölke, I., Komainda, M., Tonn, B., Feuerstein, U., Isselstein, J., 2021: Including chicory and selecting white clover varieties as strategies to improve temporal stability of forage yield and quality in white-clover-based temporary grassland. European Journal of Agronomy 130,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126362

Komainda M., Muto P., Isselstein J. (2021). Interaction of multispecies sward composition and harvesting management on herbage yield and quality from establishment phase to the subsequent crop. Grass and Forage Science 2021;00:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12554

Lamega S., Komainda M., Hoffmann M.P., Ayisi K.K., Odhiambo J.J.O., Isselstein J., (2021) It depends on the rain: Smallholder farmers' perceptions on the seasonality of feed gaps and how it affects livestock in semi-arid and arid regions in Southern Africa. Climate Risk Management 34, 100362

Schmiedgen, A., Komainda, M., Kowalski, K., Hostert, P., Tonn, B., Kayser, M., Isselstein, J. 2021. Impacts of cutting frequency and position to tree line on herbage accumulation in silvopastoral grassland reveal potential for grassland conservation based on land use and cover information. Accepted Annals of Applied Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12681

Tonn, B., Komainda, M., Isselstein, J., 2021: Results from a biodiversity experiment fail to represent economic performance of semi-natural grasslands. Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22309-7.

Komainda M., Küchenmeister F., Küchenmeister K., Kayser M., Wrage-Mönnig N., Isselstein J. 2020. Drought tolerance is determined by species identity and functional group diversity rather than by species diversity within multi-species swards. European Journal of Agronomy, 119, 126116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2020.126116

Komainda M., Isselstein J. 2020. Effects of functional traits of perennial ryegrass cultivars on forage quality in mixtures and pure stands. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 158, 173-184. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859620000428

Jerrentrup J.S., Komainda M., Seither M., Cuchillo H.M., Wrage-Mönnig N., Isselstein J. 2020. Diverse swards and mixed-grazing of cattle and sheep for improved productivity. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3, 125. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2019.00125

Komainda M., Küchenmeister K., Küchenmeister F., Breitsameter L., Wrage-Mönnig N., Kayser M., Isselstein J. 2019. Forage legumes for future dry climates: Lower relative biomass losses of minor forage legumes compared to Trifolium repens under conditions of periodic drought stress. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 2019, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jac.12337

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2018. The effects of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrid and harvest date on above- and belowground biomass dynamics, forage yield and quality - A trade-off for carbon inputs? European Journal of Agronomy 92, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2017.10.003

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2017. Effects of catch crops on silage maize (Zea mays L.): Yield, nitrogen uptake efficiency and losses. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 110, 51-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-017-9839-9

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2016. Above- and belowground nitrogen uptake of winter catch crops sown after silage maize as affected by sowing date. European Journal of Agronomy, 79, 31–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2016.05.007


in Conference proceedings

Isselstein J., 2021. Towards an informed grassland farming – Shortfalls and perspectives. Grassland Science in Europe 26, 2-10.

Isselstein, J., Komainda, M., 2021: Reconciling the goals – grass breeding for an improved grassland husbandry. In: Hartmann, S. et al. (eds), Exploiting genetic diversity of forages to fulfil their economic and environmental roles. Palacký University Press, p. 1-6, DOI: 10.5507/vup.21.24459677.01

Komainda M., Muto P., Isselstein J. 2021. The role of complex forage mixtures to provide multiple ecosystem services. In Abstracts of the British Grassland Society Meeting, March 2021.

Lamega S., Komainda M., Hoffmann M., Mabitsela K., Odhiambo J., Ayisi K., Isselstein J. 2021. Assessing feed gaps on smallholder livestock farms in Limpopo: production system and coping strategies. International Grassland Congress 2021. Nairobi, Kenya, Accepted abstract.

Lamega S., Komainda M., Hoffmann M., Odhiambo J., Ayisi K., Isselstein J. 2021. Closing feed gaps by winter forage production in Limpopo province: what is the potential? International Grassland Congress 2021. Nairobi, Kenya, Accepted abstract.

Riesch, F., Komainda, M., Horn, J., Isselstein, J. 2021. Real-world applications for virtual fences – what are potential benefits for conservation? International Grassland Congress 2021, Nairobi, Kenya, Accepted abstract.

Bettin K., Komainda M., Tonn B., Isselstein J. 2020. Grassland plant species richness in dairy farming systems with different feeding strategies. In Virkajärvi, P., Hakala, K., Hakojärvi, M., Helin, I., Herzon, I., Jokela, V., Peltonen, S., Rinne, M., Seppänen, M., Uusi-Kämppä, J. (Eds) Meeting future demands for grassland production. Helsinki, Finland, Grassland Science in Europe 25. 451-453.

Komainda M., Muto P., Isselstein J. 2020. The role of complex forage mixtures to provide multiple ecosystem services. In Virkajärvi, P., Hakala, K., Hakojärvi, M., Helin, I., Herzon, I., Jokela, V., Peltonen, S., Rinne, M., Seppänen, M., Uusi-Kämppä, J. (Eds) Meeting future demands for grassland production. Helsinki, Finland, Grassland Science in Europe 25. 511-513.

Komainda, M., Reidy, B., Isselstein, J., Ineichen, S. 2020. Einsatz von Spitzwegerich in Saatmischungen für Wechselgrünland: Ertragseffekte, Potential von Ökotypen, Wirkung wertvoller Inhaltsstoffe und offene Fragen. Mitteilung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Grünland und Futterbau 20. 

Riesch F., Komainda M., Horn J., Isselstein J. 2020. Pastures of the future: Prospects of virtual fencing to promote grazing in European dairy farming. In Virkajärvi, P., Hakala, K., Hakojärvi, M., Helin, I., Herzon, I., Jokela, V., Peltonen, S., Rinne, M., Seppänen, M., Uusi-Kämppä, J. (Eds) Meeting future demands for grassland production. Helsinki, Finland, Grassland Science in Europe 25. 671-673.

Riesch F., Komainda, M.,Horn, J., Isselstein J., 2020. Grüne Aussichten: mehr Weidegang für Milchkühe durch virtuelle Zäune? Beiträge zur 64. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Grünland und Futterbau (AGGF). https://www.lfl.bayern.de/mam/cms07/ipz/dateien/aggf_2020_riesch_et_al.pdf

Schmiedgen A., Komainda M., Tonn B., Kayser M., Isselstein J. 2020. Grassland growth dynamics and dead biomass production over two growing seasons of silvopastoral alley cropping systems with willows. European Agroforestry Federation. Accepted article.

Sutterlütti R., Tonn B., Komainda M., Kayser M., Isselstein J. 2020. Leaf area index dynamics in a grass - willow alley cropping system. In Virkajärvi, P., Hakala, K., Hakojärvi, M., Helin, I., Herzon, I., Jokela, V., Peltonen, S., Rinne, M., Seppänen, M., Uusi-Kämppä, J. (Eds) Meeting future demands for grassland production. Helsinki, Finland, Grassland Science in Europe 25. 559-561.

Harbers J., Komainda M., Tonn B., Isselstein J. 2019. Einfluss von Witterungsfaktoren auf das Verhalten von Mutterkühen auf extensiver Standweide. Mitt. AGGF 20. 85-88. 

Komainda M., Isselstein J. 2019. Effekte funktionaler Sortenmerkmale von Lolium perenne auf die Futterqualität bei variierendem Artenreichtum. Mitt. AGGF 20. 29-32.

Komainda M., Isselstein J. 2019. Importance of functional traits of the variety of Lolium perenne on forage quality decreases when grown in mixtures. Huguenin-Elie, O., Studer, B., Kölliker, R., Reheul, D., Probo, M., Barre, P., Feuerstein, U., Roldán-Ruiz, I., Mariotte, P., Hopkins, A. (Eds) Improving sown grasslands through breeding and management. Zürich, Switzerland, Grassland Science in Europe 24. 161-163.

Schiebenhöfer N., Komainda M., Isselstein J. 2019. Kongruenz der Themenvielfalt im Grünland: Ein Vergleich von Praxis- und Forschungsarbeiten. Mitt. AGGF 20. 177-180.

Schmiedgen A., Komainda M., Tonn B., Kayser M., Isselstein J., 2019. Produktivität und Qualität von Grünland in einem Agroforstsystem mit Weiden. Mitt. AGGF 20. 141-144.  

Kalzendorf C., Komainda M., Bothe B., Pries M. 2018. Ertragsleistung, Futterqualität und Mischungseignung von Rohrschwingel. Mitt. AGGF 19. 55-61.

Kalzendorf C., Komainda M. 2018. Ertragsleistung, Mischungseignung und Futterqualität von Struktur betonten Grasmischungen - dreijährige Ergebnisse von fünf Standorten in Nordwestdeutschland. Mitt. AGGF 19. 177-180.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2017. Ertragsleistung und Umweltwirkungen von Winterzwischenfrüchten in einer Silomaisselbstfolge unter den klimatischen Bedingungen Norddeutschlands. Mitt. AGGF 18. 135-140.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2016. Carbon partitioning to roots of maize hybrids differing in maturity group. Höglind, M., Bakken, A.K., Hovstad, K.A., Kallioniemi, E., Riley, H., Steinshamn, H., Østrem, L. (Eds) The multiple roles of grassland in the European Bioeconomy. Trondheim, Norway, Grassland Science in Europe 21. 702-704.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2016. Do catch crops improve nitrogen use efficiency of silage maize? Delin, S., Wetterlind, J., Aronsson, H., Engström, L., Carlsson, G. (Eds) Efficient use of different sources of nitrogen in agriculture – from theory to practice. Skara, Sweden, Abstracts of the 19th Nitrogen workshop. 281-282.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2015. Impact of sowing date of maize catch crops on yield and environmental effects - a trade off? Van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A., Aarts, H.F.M., De Vliegher, A., Reheul, D., Reijneveld, J.A., Verloop, J., Hopkins, A. (Eds) Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Wageningen, The Netherlands, Grassland Science in Europe 20. 440-442.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2015. Effekt des Erntetermins von Silomais auf Maisertrag, N-Aufnahme von Zwischenfrüchten und assoziierte Umwelteffekte - ein Trade-off? Mitt. AGGF 16. 216-219.

Komainda M., Taube F., Kluß C., Herrmann A. 2014. Ertragsleistungen und Umwelteffekte unterschiedlich terminierter Aussaatzeitpunkte für Winterzwischenfrüchte nach Silomais in Norddeutschland. Mitt. Ges. Pflanzenbauwissenschaften 26. 304-305.


Book chapters


Elsäßer, M. et al. 2021. Anpassungsstrategien an den Klimawandel im Grünland. Arbeiten der DLG, Band 208. DLG-Ausschuss für Grünland und Futterbau. DLG-Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main


Isselstein J., Komainda M., Schiebenhöfer N. 2019. Grassland Use in Europe. A Syllabus for young farmers. In: Van den Pol-van Dassellaar A., Bastiaansen-Aantjes L., Bogue F., Huyghe C. (eds). Éditions Quae, 1-267. ISBN: 978-2-7592-3145-4 e-ISBN (pdf): 978-2-7592-3146-1 x-ISBN (ePub): 978-2-7592-3147-8