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Institute of

WO Forest Ecosystems

Dr. Anne-Katrin Prescher

Institute of Forest Ecosystems

Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
16225 Eberswalde


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

Curriculum vitae

Since 10/2016: Scientist at Thünen-Institute of Forest Ecosystems, Eberswalde, in the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

2013 – 2016: Scientist at the Institute of Landscape Systems Analysis and at the Institute of Landscape Biogeochemistry, Leibniz-Centre of Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg  

2009 – 2013: PhD studies at University College Dublin, Ireland; Thesis: “The impact of agricultural management practices on soil carbon dynamics”  

2008 – 2009: Scientific assistant at the Department of Meteorology, Technische Universität Dresden

2002 – 2008: Diploma studies of Hydrology at Technische Universität Dresden; Thesis: „Comparative Analysis of Carbon Budgets of the CarboEurope-Cluster Tharandt“; including:

  • 2006: Practical training at Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK      
  • 2006: Practical training at Max-Planck-Institut of Biogeochemistry, Jena
  • 2005: Semester abroad within the ERASMUS student exchange program at the Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway    
  • 2004: Practical training at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK  

Involved in

ongoing projects

completed projects


    1. 0

      De Marco A, Sicard P, Feng Z, Agathokleous E, Alonso R, Araminiene V, Augustatis A, Badea O, Beasley JC, Branquinho C, Bruckman VJ, Collalti A, David-Schwartz R, Domingos M, Du E, Garcia Gomez H, Hashimoto S, Hoshika Y, Jakovljevic T, Prescher A-K, et al (2022) Strategic roadmap to assess forest vulnerability under air pollution and climate change. Global Change Biol 28:5062-5085, DOI:10.1111/gcb.16278

    2. 1

      Wang Y-P, Zhang H, Ciais P, Goll DS, Huang Y, Wood JD, Ollinger SV, Tang X, Prescher A-K (2021) Microbial activity and root carbon inputs are more important than soil carbon diffusion in simulating soil carbon profiles. JGR Biogeosci 126(4):e2020JG006205, DOI:10.1029/2020JG006205

    3. 2

      Potocic N, Timmermann V, Ognjenovic M, Kirchner T, Prescher A-K, Ferretti M (2021) Tree health is deteriorating in the European forests. Eberswalde: Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, 4 p, ICP Forests Brief 5/2021, DOI:10.3220/ICP1638780772000

    4. 3

      Ahrends B, Schmitz A, Prescher A-K, Wehberg J, Geupel M, Andreae H, Meesenburg H (2020) Comparison of methods for the estimation of total inorganic nitrogen deposition to forests in Germany. Front Forests Glob Change 3:103, DOI:10.3389/ffgc.2020.00103

    5. 4

      Zhang H, Goll DS, Wang Y-P, Ciais P, Wieder WR, Abramoff R, Huang Y, Guenet B, Prescher A-K, Viscarra Rossel RA, Barre P, Chenu C, Zhou G, Tang X (2020) Microbial dynamics and soil physicochemical properties explain large-scale variations in soil organic carbon. Global Change Biol 26(4):2668-2685, DOI:10.1111/gcb.14994

    6. 5

      Schmitz A, Sanders TGM, Bolte A, Bussotti F, Dirnböck T, Johnson J, Penuelas J, Pollastrini M, Prescher A-K, Sardans J, Verstraeten A, de Vries W (2019) Responses of forest ecosystems in Europe to decreasing nitrogen deposition. Environ Pollut 244:980-994, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.101

    7. 6

      Michel AK, Prescher A-K, Seidling W, Ferretti M (2018) A policy-relevant infrastructure for long-term, large-scale assessment and monitoring of forest ecosystems. Eberswalde: Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, 4 p, ICP Forests Brief 1/2018, DOI:10.3220/ICP1520841254000

    8. 7

      Maharjan GR, Prescher A-K, Nendel C, Ewert F, Mboh CM, Gaiser T, Seidel SJ (2018) Approaches to model the impact of tillage implements on soil physical and nutrient properties in different agro-ecosystem models. Soil Tillage Res 180:210-221, DOI:10.1016/j.still.2018.03.009

    9. 8

      Prescher A-K, Schmitz A, Sanders TGM, Nussbaumer A, Karlsson GP, Neirynck J, Gottardini E, Hansen K, Johnson J, Nieminen TM, Schaub M, Ukonmaanaho L, Vanguelova EI, Verstraeten A, Waldner P (2018) Change in sulphur pools in forest ecosystems following the reduction of atmospheric sulphur dioxide. Geophys Res Abstr 20:9027

    10. 9

      Michel AK, Seidling W, Prescher A-K (2018) Introduction. BFW Dokum 25/2018:6-8

    11. 10

      Hoffmann M, Pohl M, Jurisch N, Prescher A-K, Mendez Campa E, Hagemann U, Remus R, Verch G, Sommer M, Augustin J (2018) Maize carbon dynamics are driven by soil erosion state and plant phenology rather than nitrogen fertilization form. Soil Tillage Res 175:255-266, DOI:10.1016/j.still.2017.09.004

    12. 11

      Sanders TGM, Prescher A-K, Schmitz A, Rautio P (2018) N/P changes in tree foliage and the impact of N deposition across Europe. Geophys Res Abstr 20:7627

    13. 12

      Prescher A-K (2018) Review of ICP Forests related publications (June - December 2017). BFW Dokum 25/2018:10-14

    14. 13

      Schmitz A, Sanders TGM, Michel AK, Verstraeten A, Hansen K, Waldner P, Prescher A-K, Zlindra D (2018) Status and trends of inorganic nitrogen deposition to forests in Europe. Eberswalde: Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, 4 p, ICP Forests Brief 2/2018, DOI:10.3220/ICP1520841823000

    15. 14

      Prescher A-K, Schmitz A, Michel AK (2017) Review of ICP Forests publications (06/2016-05/2017). BFW Dokum 24/2017:12-18

    16. 15

      Prescher A-K, Waldner P, Raspe S (2017) Selected meteorological stress indices for 2013-2015. BFW Dokum 24/2017:65-75

    17. 16

      Hagemann U, Augustin J, Prescher A-K, Kage H, Glatzel S, Jurasinski G, Mühling KH, Stichnothe H, Drösler M, Bethwell C, Knieß A, Neukam D (2016) Abschlussbericht zum Verbundvorhaben (Potenziale zur Minderung der Freisetzung von klimarelevanten Spurengasen beim Anbau von Energiepflanzen zur Gewinnung von Biogas), Laufzeit des Vorhabens: 01.09.2010 - 31.12.2015. 237 p

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