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Institute of

WO Forest Ecosystems

Dr. Marvin Gabriel

Institute of Forest Ecosystems

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

Fields of Expertise

Monitoring of peatland soils

  • Moor Mapping

Curriculum vitae

(since 06.2021)
Scientist (Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, Eberswalde)

Doctorate at the Department of Soil Science and Site Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Diplom-Geograph Leibniz University Hannover


      further publications

      León, C., Gabriel, M., Rodríguez, C., Iturraspe, R., Savoretti, A., Pancotto, V., Benítez-Mora, A., Valdés, A., Diaz, M.F., Oberpaur, C., Dominguez, E., Fernandez, L.D., Mackenzie, R., Roland, T., Mauquoy, D. & Silva, C. (2021): Peatlands of Southern South America: A Review. Mires and Peat, 27 (03), 1-29.

      Rodríguez, C., Gabriel, M. & Zaret, K. (2020): Patagonia’s Threatened Peatlands – Las amenazadas turberas de la Patagonia. Patagon Journal, 22, 46-51.

      Elshehawi, S., Gabriel, M., Pretorius, L., Bukhosini, S., Butler, M., Van der Plicht, J., Grundling, P.-L., & Grootjans, A. (2019): Ecohydrological assessment of the Vasi peatland complex in South Africa indicates degradation driven by changes in land use. Mires and Peat, 24(33), 1-21.

      Elshehawi, S., Grundling, P.-L., Gabriel, M., Grootjans, A. & Van der Pflicht, J. (2019): South African Peatlands: review of Late Pleistocene-Holocene development using radio carbon dating. Mires and Peat, 24(11), 1-14.

      Rodríguez Martínez, C. & Gabriel, M. (2019): Turberas del sur de Chile: una reserva de vida y de agua en peligro (Moore im Süden Chiles: Ein Lebesnraum und Wasserspeicher in Gefahr). Prisma - Revista del Centro de Humedales Río Cruces, 10, 4-6.

      Gabriel, M. (2019): Peatlands in Maputaland: Genesis, substrates and properties exemplified by the region of “Greater Manguzi” – A basis for recommendations on sustainable cultivation, conservation and restoration. PhD Thesis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 192 p. (abrufbar hier).

      Gabriel, M., Toader, C., Faul, F., Roßkopf, N., van Huyssteen, W.C., Grundling, P.-L., Grundling, A.T. & Zeitz, J. (2018): Physical and hydrological properties of peat as proxies for degradation of South African peatlands – Implications for conservation and restoration. Mires and Peat, 21(23), 1-21.

      Gabriel, M. (2017): Catalogue of South African Peatland Substrates – A guide for field recognition. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 30 pp. (abrufbar hier)

      Gabriel, M., Toader, C., Faul, F., Roßkopf, N., Van Huyssteen, W.C., Grundling, P.-L. & Zeitz, J. (2017): Peatland substrates in northern KwaZulu-Natal - The forming environments, the properties and an approach towards the classification. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 35(2), 149-160.

      Gabriel, M., Gałka, M., Pretorius, M.L. & Zeitz, J. (2017): The development pathways of two peatlands in South Africa over the last 6200 years: implications for peat formation and palaeoclimatic research. The Holocene, 27(10), 1499-1515.

      Faul, F., Gabriel, M., Roßkopf, N., Zeitz, J., Van Huyssteen, W.C., Pretorius, L. & Grundling, P.-L. (2016): Physical properties of peatland substrates from different hydrogenetic wetland types on the Maputaland Coastal Plain, South Africa. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 14.p.

      Hartmann, L., Gabriel, M., Zhou, Y., Sponholz, B. & Thiemeyer, H. (2014): Soil Assessment along Toposequences in Rural Northern Nigeria: A Geomedical Approach. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, vol. 2014, Article ID 628024, 9 p.

      Gabriel, M. (2012): Investigations into soil qualities and the occurrence of rickets in Kaduna, Nigeria. Diplomarbeit, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, 165 p. (abrufbar hier)

      Mosimann, T., Herbst, P., Gabriel, M. & Wessels, J. (2010): Waldböden des Kantons Basel-Stadt, Geosynthesis Bd.4, Sonderband, Hannover, 71 p.

      Involved in

      ongoing projects

      completed projects

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