Institute of

Forest Ecosystems

Alexa Michel

Scientist

 Alexa  Michel
Address
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
16225 Eberswalde
Phone
+49 3334 3820 367
Fax
+49 3334 3820 354
E-Mail
alexa.michel@thuenen.de

Fields of Expertise

Forest Monitoring

  • Pan-European Forest Monitoring
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests
  • Structure and Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems
  • Adaptation strategies of forests to climate change and future forest management options

Projects

  • Programme Co-ordinating Centre (PCC) of the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (http://icp-forests.net)
  • Assessment of microhabitat structures in forest ecosystems as indicators of biodiversity
  • Adaptation Strategies of Forests to Climate Change and Future Forest Management Options

Education

  • Diploma Forest Management, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany

  • M.Sc. Forest Science, Oregon State University, USA
    Specializing in Vegetation Ecology, Silviculture, and Applied Statistics
  • Ph.D. Candidate, TU München, Germany
    Geobotany, Prof. Dr Anton Fischer
    "Assessment of tree microhabitat structures as indicators of biodiversity in old-growth and managed Douglas-fir forests in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and two regions in Germany"

Selected Publications

  1. Michel AK, Seidling W (2014) Forest Condition in Europe: 2014 Technical Report of ICP Forests. Report under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). Vienna: BFW Austrian Research Centre for Forests. BFW-Dokumentation 18/2014. 164 p.
  2. Winter S, Hoefler J, Michel AK, Boeck A, Ankerst DP (2014) Association of tree and plot characteristics with microhabitat formation in European beech and Douglas-fir forests. Eur J Forest Res. DOI 10.1007/s10342-014-0855-x
  3. Michel AK, Seidling W, Lorenz M, Becher G (Eds) (2014) Forest Condition in Europe: 2013 Technical Report of ICP Forests. Report under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). Eberswalde, Hamburg: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 134 p. Thünen Working Paper 19. DOI: 10.3220/WP_19_2014
  4. Michel AK, Böttinger P, Güntsch A, Hoffmann J, Holetschek J, Koch G, Koch W, Koller W, Rainer H, Röpert D, Schwirtz P, Theeten F, Zippel E, Berendsohn W (2013) OpenUp! introduces a new system for data quality control, data transformation, and semantic enrichment of scientific biological multimedia data. [Poster] BioSyst.EU, Vienna, 18.-22. 02.2013
  5. Michel AK, Winter S, Linde A (2011) The effect of tree dimension on the diversity of bark microhabitat structures and bark use in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(2): 300-308. DOI: 10.1139/X10-207
  6. Kusber W-H, Jahn R, Michel AK, Güntsch A, Berendsohn W (2011) GBIF-D in its 10th year: Data mobilization and the development of taxonomic web services. In: Borsch T, Giere P, Hoffmann J, Jahn R, Löhne C, Nordt B,Ohl M (Eds): BioSystematics Berlin 2011 (22-23/02/2011) – Programme and Abstracts
  7. Michel AK, Winter S (2009) Tree microhabitat structures as indicators of biodiversity in Douglas-fir forests of different stand ages and management histories in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1453-1464. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2008.11.027
  8. Michel AK, Winter S (2009) Strukturvielfalt in Douglasienwäldern Nordamerikas und ihre Bedeutung für den Douglasienanbau in Deutschland. In: Die Douglasie im nordostdeutschen Tiefland – Chancen und Risiken im Klimawandel. Tagungsband zur gemeinsamen Jahrestagung mit dem Brandenburgischen Forstverein e.V., Eberswalde, 24/09/2009. Eberswalder Forstliche Schriftenreihe 43: 23-27. http://forst.brandenburg.de/cms/media.php/lbm1.a.4595.de/efs43.pdf
  9. Michel AK, Schröder J, Marquardt C (2009) Nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung von Eichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen im subkontinentalen Nordostdeutschen Tiefland (OakChain) – Erfassung der Vitalität der Trauben-Eiche. [Poster] 64. Jahrestagung, Deutscher Forstverein, Potsdam, 25-28/06/2009
  10. Schröder J, Löffler S, Michel AK, Kätzel R (2009) Genetische Differenzierung, Zuwachsentwicklung und Witterungseinfluss in Mischbeständen von Traubeneiche und Kiefer. Forst und Holz 64(3): 18-24
  11. Schröder J, Michel AK, Degenhardt A, Kätzel R (2009) Bestand und Bewirtschaftung. In: Elmer M., R. Kätzel, O. Bens, C.-T. Bues, H. Sonntag, R.F. Hüttl (Eds.): Nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung von Eichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen. Oekom Verlag, München. ISBN: 978-3-86581-196-7
  12. Schröder J, Michel AK, Marquardt C (2007) Vitalität und Struktur von Traubeneichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen – erste Ergebnisse des Verbundprojektes OakChain. Forst und Holz 62(9): 12-16
  13. Michel AK (2005) Morphological characteristics of ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine regeneration nine years after stand density reduction at three sites in Central Oregon. M.Sc. thesis, Oregon State University (U.S.A.), 120 pp. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/11023
  14. Emmingham WL, Oester P, Bennett M, Kukulka F, Conrad K, Michel AK (2002) Comparing short-term financial aspects of four management options in Oregon: implications for uneven-aged management. Forestry 75 (4): 489-494. DOI: 10.1093/forestry/75.4.489

Publications

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  1. Michel AK, Seidling W (2017) Introduction. BFW Dokum 24/2017:9-10
  2. Prescher A-K, Schmitz A, Michel AK (2017) Review of ICP Forests publications (06/2016-05/2017). BFW Dokum 24/2017:12-18
  3. Larrieu L, Paillet Y, Winter S, Bütler R, Kraus D, Krumm F, Lachat T, Michel AK, Regnery B, Vandekerkhove K (2017) Tree related microhabitats in temperate and Mediterranean European forests: A hierarchical typology for inventory standardization. Ecol Indic 84:194-207
  4. Michel AK, Seidling W (2016) Introduction. BFW Dokum 23/2016:9-10
  5. Ferretti M, Fischer U, Hansen K, Michel AK, Sanders TG, Seidling W (2015) Criterion 2: Maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality, Indicator 2.1 Deposition of air pollutants. In: Forest Europe Liason Unit Mardrid (ed) State of Europe’s forests 2015 report. pp 90-95
  6. Winter S, Höfler J, Michel AK, Böck A, Ankerst DP (2015) Association of tree and plot characteristics with microhabitat formation in European beech and Douglas-fir forests. Eur J Forest Res 134(2):335-347, DOI:10.1007/s10342-014-0855-x
  7. Köhl M, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Torres GD, Durrant T, Ferretti M, Fischer U, Hansen K, Hiederer R, Michel AK, Sanders TG, Seidling W, Moffat AJ, Weiss G (2015) Criterion 2: Maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality. In: Forest Europe Liason Unit Mardrid (ed) State of Europe’s forests 2015 report. pp 89-100
  8. Waldner P, Thimonier A, Graf Pannatier E, Etzold S, Schmitt M, Marchetto A, Rautio P, Derome K, Nieminen TM, Nevalainen S, Lindroos A-J, Merilä P, Kindermann G, Neumann M, Fischer R, Fleck S, Sanders TG, Michel AK, Iost S, Lorenz K, et al (2015) Exceedance of critical loads and of critical limits impact tree nutrition across Europe. Ann Forest Sci 72(7):929-939, DOI:10.1007/s13595-015-0489-2
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 416 kb
  9. Michel AK, Seidling W (2015) Introduction. BFW Dokum 21/2015: 6
  10. Ferretti M, Sanders TG, Michel AK, Calatayud V, Cools N, Gottardini E, Haeni M, Hansen K, Potocic N, Schaub M, Timmermann V, Trotzer S, Vanguelova EI (2015) The impact of nitrogen deposition and ozone on the sustainability of European forests : ICP forests 2014 executive report [online]. 32 p, zu finden in <http://www.icp-forests.net> [zitiert am 09.12.2015]
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 4323 kb
  11. Seidling W, Michel AK (2015) The monitoring system of ICP Forests. BFW Dokum 21/2015:7-11
  12. Seidling W, Trotzer S, Sanders TG, Timmermann V, Potocic N, Michel AK (2015) Tree crown condition and damage causes. BFW Dokum 21/2015:12-49
  13. Michel AK, Winter S, Linde A (2011) The effect of tree dimension on the diversity of bark microhabitat structures and bark use in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). Can J Forest Res 41(2):300-308, DOI:10.1139/X10-207
  14. Schröder J, Michel AK, Kätzel R, Degenhardt A (2009) Bestand und Bewirtschaftung. In: Elmer M, Kätzel R, Bens O, Bues CT, Sonntag H, Hüttl RF (eds) Nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung von Eichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen im Spannungsfeld von Klimawandel, Waldumbau und internationalem Holzmarkt. München: oekom Verl, pp 45-65
  15. Schröder J, Löffler S, Michel AK, Kätzel R (2009) Genetische Differenzierung, Zuwachsentwicklung und Witterungseinfluss in Mischbeständen von Traubeneiche und Kiefer. Forst Holz 64(3):18-24
  16. Michel AK, Winter S (2009) Strukturvielfalt in Douglasienwäldern Nordamerikas und ihre Bedeutung für den Douglasienanbau in Deutschland. Eberswalder Forstl SchrR 43:23-27
  17. Michel AK, Winter S (2009) Tree microhabitat structures as indicators of biodiversity in Douglas-fir forests of different stand ages and management histories in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.. Forest Ecol Manag 259(6):1453-1464, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.11.027
  18. Schröder J, Michel AK, Marquardt C (2007) Vitalität und Struktur von Traubeneichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen – erste Ergebnisse des Verbundprojektes OakChain. Forst Holz 62(9):12-16
  19. Michel AK (2005) Morphological characteristics of Ponderosa Pine and Lodgepole Pine regeneration nine years after stand density reduction at three sites in Central Oregon [online]. Oregon: Oregon State University, 62 S p, zu finden in <http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/11023> [zitiert am 08.03.2016]
  20. Emmingham WL, Oester P, Bennett M, Kukulka F, Conrad K, Michel AK (2002) Comparing short-term financial aspects of four management options in Oregon: implications for uneven-aged management. Forestry 75(4):489-494, DOI:10.1093/forestry/75.4.489