Institute of

Forest Ecosystems

Dr. Tanja Sanders

Head of Forest ecology and biodiversity, Contact person Intensive Forest Monitoring

Dr. Tanja  Sanders
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
16225 Eberswalde
+49 3334 3820 339
+49 3334 3820 354

Fields of Expertise

Forest Monitoring

  • Intensive Forest Monitoring
  • Dendrochronology
  • Stable isotope analysis from tree-rings



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  1. Ziche D, Sanders TG, Beck W, Bolte A, Gutsch M, Helle G, Natkhin M (2018) Dendrochronologische Analyse der Anpassungsfähigkeit von Kiefer und Eiche an sich ändernde Umweltbedingungen. In: Ammer C, Bredemeier M, Arnim G von (eds) FowiTa : Forstwissenschaftliche Tagung 2018 Göttingen ; Programm & Abstracts ; 24. bis 26. September 2018. Göttingen: Univ Göttingen, Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie, p 388
  2. Levanic T, Sanders TG, Krüger I, Skonieczny F (2018) Homogenising volume calculations within the growth survey. BFW Dokum 25/2018:32-37
  3. Hartmann H, Schuldt B, Sanders TG, Macinnis-Ng C, Boehmer HJ, Allen CD, Bolte A, Crowther TW, Matthew MC, Medlyn BE, Rühr NK, Anderegg WR (2018) Monitoring global tree mortality patterns and trends. Report from the VW symposium 'Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends of tree mortality as indicators of forest health'. New Phytol 217(3):984-987, DOI:10.1111/nph.14988
  4. Vacchiano G, Ascoli D, Berzaghi F, Lucas-Borja ME, Caignard T, Collalti A, Mairota P, Palaghianu C, Sanders TG, Schermer E, Wohlgemuth T, Hacket-Pain A (2018) Reproducing reproduction: How to simulate mast seeding in forest models. Ecol Model 376:40-53, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.03.004
  5. Schmitz A, Sanders TG, Bolte A, Bussotti F, Dirnböck T, Johnson J, Penuelas J, Pollastrini M, Prescher A-K, Sardans J, Verstraeten A, de Vries W (2018) Responses of forest ecosystems in Europe to decreasing nitrogen deposition. Environ Pollut:in Press, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.101
  6. Schmitz A, Sanders TG, 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 2018/2, DOI:10.3220/ICP1520841823000
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  7. Sanders TG (2017) Detecting inter- and intra-species specific climate responses of four European tree species. Greifswald: Universität Greifswald, 84 p, Greifswald, Univ, Diss, 2016
  8. Timmermann V, Potocic N, Sanders TG, Schmitz A (2017) Tree crown condition in 2016. BFW Dokum 24/2017:58-52
  9. Sanders TG, Schmitz A, Edinger J (2017) Trends in foliar nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations and ratios since 2000. BFW Dokum 24/2017:39-47
  10. Siegmund JF, Sanders TG, Heinrich I, Helle G, Donner RV (2016) Climatic triggers of extremes in daily beech, oak and pine stem diameter growth and shrinkage in Northeastern Germany: an event coincidence analysis. Geophys Res Abstr 18:EGU2016-11768
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  11. Sardans J, Alonso R, Janssens IA, Carnicer J, Vereseglou S, Rillig MC, Fernandez-Martinez M, Sanders TG, Penuelas J (2016) Foliar and soil concentrations and stoichiometry of nitrogen and phosphorous across European Pinus sylvestris forests: relationships with climate, N deposition and tree growth. Funct Ecol 30(5):676-689, DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12541
  12. Sanders TG, Heinrich I, Günther B, Beck W (2016) Increasing water use efficiency comes at a cost for Norway Spruce. Forests 7(12):Art. 296, DOI:10.3390/f7120296
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  13. Siegmund JF, Sanders TG, Heinrich I, Maaten ECD van der, Simard S, Helle G, Donner RV (2016) Meteorological drivers of extremes in daily stem radius variations of beech, oak and pine in Northeastern Germany. Front Plant Sci 7:Art. 733, DOI:10.3389/fpls.2016.00733
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  14. Sanders TG, Seidling W (2016) Monitoring stanu lasu i jego znaczemie w Europie. In: Zagrozenia lasu oraz jego funkcji - przyczyny, konsekwenjje i szanse dla gospodarki lesnej : Sekocin Stary, 15-17 marca 2016. Sekocin Stary: Instytut Badawczy Lesnictwa, pp 283-295
  15. Timmermann V, Potocic N, Sanders TG, Trotzer S, Seidling W (2016) Tree crown condition and damage causes. BFW Dokum 23/2016:20-58
  16. Camino-Serrano M, Graf Pannatier E, Vicca S, Luyssaert S, Jonard M, Ciais P, Guenet B, Gielen B, Penuelas J, Sardans J, Waldner P, Etzold S, Cecchini G, Clarke N, Galic Z, Gandois L, Hansen K, Johnson J, Sanders TG, Seidling W, et al (2016) Trends in soil solution dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations across European forests. Biogeosciences 13(19):5567-5585, DOI:10.5194/bg-13-5567-2016
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  17. Bolte A, Wellbrock N, Sanders TG, Schmitz A (2016) Vom "Waldsterben" zum Forstlichen Umweltmonitoring (ForUm). Eberswalder Forstl SchrR 63:7-15
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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  21. Sardans J, Janssens IA, Alonso R, Veresoglou SD, Rillig MC, Sanders TG, Carnicer J, Filella I, Farre-Armengol G, Penuelas J (2015) Foliar elemental composition of European forest tree species associated with evolutionary traits and present environmental and competitive conditions. Global Ecol Biogeogr 24(2):240-255, DOI:10.1111/geb.12253
  22. Seidling W, Haelbich H, Sanders TG (2015) Relationships between defoliation of forest trees and modelled nitrogen deposition. BFW Dokum 21/2015:50-60
  23. Fischer U, Sanders TG (2015) Spatial variation of deposition in Europe in 2013. BFW Dokum 21/2015:67-78
  24. 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 <> [zitiert am 09.12.2015]
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  25. 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
  26. Weber P, Heiri C, Lévesque M, Sanders TG, Trotsiuk V, Walthert L (2015) Zuwachs und Klimasensitivität von Baumarten im Ökogramm der kollinen und submontanen Stufe. Schweiz Z Forstwesen 166(6):380-388, DOI:10.3188/szf.2015.0380
  27. Sanders TG (2014) Physical soil properties influence large scale forest condition. In: Integrating ecological knowledge into nature conservation and ecosystem management : GfÖ 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland ; September 8th - 12th, 2014, Hildesheim ; book of abstracts. GfÖ, p 340
  28. Sanders TG, Beck W (2014) Quantifying acclimatisation, qualifying adaptation - differences detected. In: Integrating ecological knowledge into nature conservation and ecosystem management : GfÖ 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland ; September 8th - 12th, 2014, Hildesheim ; book of abstracts. GfÖ, p 171
  29. Sanders TG, Fischer U, Seidling W, Lorenz M (2014) Reassessing critical load calculations by ecosystem feedback. Int Forestry Rev 16(5):491
  30. Sanders TG, Pitman R, Broadmeadow M (2014) Species-specific climate response of oaks (Quercus spp.) under identical environmental conditions. iForest 7:62-70, DOI:10.3832/ifor0911-007
  31. Sanders TG, Pitman R, Broadmeadow M (2014) Species-specific climate response of oaks (Quercus spp.) under identical environmental conditions. iForest 7:61-69, DOI:10.3832/ifor0911-007
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  32. Seidling W, Sanders TG, Akselsson C, Cools N, De Marco A, De Vos B, de Vries W, Etzold S, Ferretti M, Fischer U, Giordani P, Graf Pannatier E, Hansen K, Jonard M, Marchetto A, Nevenic R, Rautio P, Reinds GJ, SkudnikM, Fischer R, et al (2014) The condition of forests in Europe : 2013 executive report. Eberswalde: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 36 p
  33. Vanguelova EI, Nisbet TR, Moffat AJ, Broadmeadow S, Sanders TG, Morison JI (2013) A new evaluation of carbon stocks in British forest soils. Soil Use Manag 29(2):169-181, doi:10.1111/sum.12025
  34. Beck W, Sanders TG, Pofahl U (2013) CLIMTREG: Detecting temporal changes in climate–growth reactions - A computer program using intra-annual daily and yearly moving time intervals of variable width. Dendrochronologia 31(3):232-241, DOI:10.1016/j.dendro.2013.02.003
  35. Sanders TG, Seidling W (2013) Damaging agents in different forest types for adapted risk management. In: Building bridges in ecology : linking systems, scales and disciplines ; GfÖ 43rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland ; September 9 to 13, 2013, Potsdam, Germany ; book of abstracts. Göttingen: Gesellschaft für Ökologie, pp 128-129
  36. Beck W, Müller J, Sanders TG (2013) Intra-annual weather conditions, ecosystem water fluxes and tree growth reactions - hydroecological and dendroecological findings from intensive sampling plots with different forest tree species. In: Helle G, Gärtner H, Beck W, Heinrich I, Heußner KU, Müller A, Sanders TG (eds) Proceedings of the Dendrosymposium 2012: May 8th - 12th, 2012 in Potsdam and Eberswalde, Germany, (Scientific Technical Report), 11th TRACE conference (Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology) . Potsdam: Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, pp 94-102, DOI:10.2312/GFZ.b103-13058
  37. Wilmking M, Sanders TG, Zhang Y, Kenter S, Holzkämper S, Crittenden PD (2012) Effects of climate, site conditions, and seed quality on recent treeline dynamics in NW Russia: Permafrost and lack of reproductive success hamper treeline advance? Ecosystems 15(7):1053-1064, DOI:10.1007/s10021-012-9565-8
  38. Sanders TG, Seidling W (2012) Quality aspects in intensive forest monitoring. GI Edititon Proc 194:271-274
  39. Sanders TG, Pitman R, Broadmeadow M (2012) Soil type modifies climate-growth response of beech in Southern Britain. In: TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology : Vol. 10, Proceedings of the Dendrosymposium 2011, May 11th - 14th, 2011 in Orleans, France. Potsdam: Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, pp 106-110
  40. Sanders TG, Beck W, Pitman R (2012) Trends of nitrogen and sulphur deposition. In: Abstracts of the ICP Forest Conference 2012, 29-30 May 2012, Warschaw, Poland. Warschau, p 28
  41. Wilson SMcG, Broadmeadow M, Sanders TG, Pitman R (2008) Effect of summer drought on the increment of beech trees in southern England. Quart J Forestry 102(2):111-120