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Institute of

WO Forest Ecosystems

Dr. Marc Scherstjanoi

Institute of Forest Ecosystems

Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
16225 Eberswalde
+49 3334 3820 335
+49 3334 3820 354


Fields of Expertise

Monitoring of Forests

  • Modelling of soil carbon and nitrogen on basis of BZE forest data
  • Analysis and further development of soil carbon models
  • Analysis of the influence of climate change and forest management on forest soils


Curriculum vitae

  • since 08.2020
     Scientific assistant at the Institute of Forest Ecosystems of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute in Eberswalde, Main topic: Soil carbon modelling in forest ecosystems

  • 05.2019 – 07.2020
     Scientific assistant at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute in Braunschweig, Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture, CarboCheck project, Main topic: Soil carbon modelling in agricultural systems

  • 04.2015 – 12.2018
     Deputy managing director at A+W Wasserschloss AG Untersiggenthal (CH), Main topic: Landscaping

  • 10.2013 – 12.2014
     Postdoc / guest scientist at WSL Birmensdorf (CH), Dynamic Macroecology Group, Main topic: Coupling of a hydrological and a forest landscape model

  • 12.2008 – 07.2013
     Ph.D. student at WSL Birmensdorf (CH), Dynamic Macroecology Group, Main topic: Modelling forest carbon dynamics at regional scale, Title of thesis: "Towards an efficient plant physiology-based modeling of spatial forest dynamics"

  • 11.2006 – 09.2007
     Intern / undergraduate assistant at ETH Zürich, Forest Ecology Group, Main topic: Modelling of windthrow and bark beetle damage

  • 10.2002 – 07.2008
     Master (Dipl.) of Geoecology candidate, Potsdam University, Specialized in "Modelling in Hydrology and Geoecology", Title of thesis: "Importance of the disturbance regime for the carbon and water balance in Alpine valleys - Modelling with LPJ-GUESS"


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    Scherstjanoi M, Grüneberg E, Wellbrock N (2021) pH-Werte deutscher Böden auf Wald- und Agrarflächen. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 6 p, Thünen à la carte 9, DOI:10.3220/CA1632825232000

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    Scherstjanoi M, Dechow R (2021) sorcering: Soil ORganic Carbon & CN Ratio drIven Nitrogen modellinG framework [Datenpublikation] [online]. 3 Verzeichnisse, 2 PDF-Dateien. CRAN, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 08.10.2021]

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    Speich MJR, Zappa M, Scherstjanoi M, Lischke H (2020) FORests and HYdrology under Climate Change in Switzerland v1.0: a spatially distributed model combining hydrology and forest dynamics. Geosci Model Dev 13:537-564, DOI:10.5194/gmd-13-537-2020

    other Publications

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      Scherstjanoi M, Kaplan JO, Lischke H (2014) Application of a computationally efficient method to approximate gap model results with a probabilistic approach. Geosci Model Dev 7:1543-1571, DOI:10.5194/gmd-7-1543-2014

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      Scherstjanoi M, Kaplan JO, Poulter B, Lischke H (2014) Challenges in developing a computationally efficient plant physiological height-class-structured forest model. Ecol Complex 19:96-110, DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2014.05.009

    3. 2

      Snell RS, Huth A, Nabel JEMS, Bocedi G, Travis JMJ, Gravel D, Bugmann H, Gutierrez AG, Hickler T, Higgins SI, Reineking B, Scherstjanoi M, Zurbriggen N, Lischke H (2014) Using dynamic vegetation models to simulate plant range shifts. Ecography 37(12):1184-1197, DOI:10.1111/ecog.00580

    4. 3

      Scherstjanoi M, Kaplan JO, Thürig E, Lischke H (2013) GAPPARD: a computationally efficient method of approximating gap-scale disturbance in vegetation models. Geosci Model Dev 6:1517-1542, DOI:10.5194/gmd-6-1517-2013

    5. 4

      Scherstjanoi M, Gimmi U, Wolf A, Bugmann H (2010) Windwurf und Borkenkäferepidemien im Alptal nach Vivian und Lothar. Schweiz Z Forstwesen 161(2):36-44, DOI:10.3188/szf.2010.0036

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      Gimmi U, Wolf A, Bürgi M, Scherstjanoi M, Bugmann H (2009) Quantifying disturbance effects on vegetation carbon pools in mountain forests based on historical data. Reg Environ Change(9):121-130, DOI:10.1007/s10113-008-0071-7

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