Institute of

Wood Research

Acting Director

Secretariat

Michaela Höner

Institut für Holzforschung

 

Leuschnerstraße 91

21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf

Phone: +49 40 73962 601

Fax: +49 40 73962 699

hf@  thuenen.de

 

 


M. Sc. Valentina Zemke

M. Sc. Valentina  Zemke
Address
Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone
+ 49 40 73962 424
Fax
+49 40 73962 499
E-Mail
valentina.zemke@thuenen.de

Personal background

  • since July 2018 PhD student at the University of Hamburg (project location: Thuenen Institute of Wood Research) Topic: Identification of wood species from charcoal/ briquettes as related to illegal logging (PhD scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation / DBU)
  • Nov. 2016 - June 2018 Research assistant at the University of Hamburg at the Institute of Wood Sciences, Wood Biology
  • Apr. 2014 - Nov. 2016 Master of Wood Science at the University of Hamburg
  • Oct. 2010 - Apr. 2014 Bachelor of Prehistoric and Early Archeology and Wood Science at the University of Hamburg

Fields of activity

  • Macroscopic and microscopic determination of internationally traded charcoal and charcoal briquettes
  • Establish references for the determination of tropical and subtropical wood species in charcoal

Research Projects

  • Identification of wood species from charcoal/ briquettes as related to illegal logging

Publications

  • Haag V, Kirsch S, Koch G, Zemke V, Richter H-G, Kaschuro S (2018) Non-destructive investigation of historical instruments based on 3D-reflected-light microscopy and high resolution μ-X-ray CT – Wooden Musical Instruments - Different Forms of Knowledge, Book of End of WoodMusICK COST Action FP1302 – page 143 – 156
  • Haag V, Kirsch S, Zemke V, Kaschuro S, Koch G (2018) Auf den Spuren von Torres und Stradivari : Hamburger Thünen-Institut untersucht historische Musikinstrumente mit neuen zerstörungsfreien Prüfmethoden. Holz Zentralbl 144(19):454-455
  • Haag V, Koch G, Zemke V, Kirsch S, Kaschuro S (2017) 3D-reflected-light microscopy as a tool for wood identification in historical instruments. In: Preservation of wooden musical instruments : ethics, practice and assessment ; proceedings ; Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels ; October 5-7, 2017. Brussels: Musical Instruments Museum, pp 105-108
  • Zemke V (2016) Herkunft von Bauholz im dänschen Lübeck (1201-1227). Hamburg: Univ Hamburg, Fachber Biologie, 73 p, Hamburg, Univ, MIN-Fakultät, Masterarbeit, 2016.
  • Zemke V (2014) Die Holzkohle des Michelsberger Fundplatzes Maintal-Hochstadt - Eine Bestimmung der Holzarten. Hamburg: Univ Hamburg, Fachber Kulturwissenschaften, 76 p, Hamburg, Univ, Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Bachelorarbeit, 2014.