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Dr. Nele Schmitz


Institut für Forstgenetik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Telefon
+49 4102 696 108
Fax
+49 4102 696 200
E-Mail
nele.schmitz@thuenen.de

Sr. scientist Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN)


2000-2004 MSc in environmental biology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, BE

2004-2008 PhD in biology at VUB in collaboration with the Royal Museum for Central Africa¬-Tervuren. Thesis title : Hydraulic architecture of mangroves. Ecological plasticity and functional significance of water conducting tissue in Rhizophora mucronata and Avicennia marina. [link to thesis]

2008-2011 Post-doctoral researcher at VUB and Australian National University (ANU), Brussels/Canberra, BE/AUS working on water transport in mangrove trees, the plasticity of the hydraulic architecture, its ecological and functional significance

2012-2013 Freelance consultant at shiftN, Leuven, BE Analysis of global megatrends & environmental impact in Flanders

2013-2014 Scientific assistant at BOKU, Vienna, AT Pilot study on living tissues in wood and lab assistance at the Institute of Botany and the Institute of Wood science

2014-2015 EURIAS fellow at Collegium de Lyon, Université de Lyon, FR A systematic mapping of the literature on interactions between socio-economic traits, forest traits and human well-being [link to report] [In collaboration with the Institut Michel Serres]

Since 2016 Sr scientist for the Global Timber Tracking Network

Projects:

Global Timber Tracking Network phase 2

Publikationen

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    Low Melita C, Schmitz N, Boeschoten L, Cabezas JA, Cramm M, Haag V, Koch G, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Price E, Thornhill AH, van Brusselen J, Zuidema PA, Deklerck V, Dormontt EE, Shapcott A, Lowe AJ (2022) Tracing the world’s timber: the status of scientific verification technologies for species and origin identification. IAWA J:in Press, DOI:10.1163/22941932-bja10097

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    Schmitz N, Beeckman H, Blanc-Jolivet C, Boeschoten L, Braga JWB, Cabezas JA, Chaix G, Crameri S, Degen B, Deklerck V, Dormontt EE, Espinoza E, Gasson P, Haag V, Helmling S, Horacek M, Koch G, Lancaster C, Olbrich A, Zemke V, et al (2020) Overview of current practices in data analysis for wood identification : A guide for the different timber tracking methods. GTTN secretariat, European Forest Institute and Thünen Institute, 141 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.21518.79689

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    Braga WB, Deklerck V, Espinoza E, Groening M, Koch G, Monteiro Pastore TC, Ramananantoandro T, Schröder H, Watkinson C, Wiedenhoeft AC, van Brusselen J, Bolanos J, Schmitz N (2020) Scientific methods for taxonomic and origin identification of timber [online]. GTTN (Global Timber Tracking Network), 6 p, zu finden in <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342003654> [zitiert am 11.08.2021], DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.28416.46087

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063816.pdf

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    Schmitz N, Blanc-Jolivet C, Cervera MT, Chavesta M, Cronn R, Deklerck V, Diaz-Sala C, Dormontt EE, Gasson P, Gehl D, Haag V, Hermanson JC, Honorio Coronado EN, Lancaster C, Lens F, Liendo Hoyos EP, Martinez-Jarquin S, Montenegro R, Degen B, Koch G, et al (2019) General sampling guide for timber tracking : How to collect reference samples for timber identification. GTTN (Global Timber Tracking Network), 43 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.26883.96806

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    Schmitz N, Beeckman H, Cabezas JA, Cervera MT, Espinoza E, Fernandez-Golfin J, Gasson P, Hermanson JC, Arteaga MJ, Koch G, Lens F, Martinez-Jarquin S, Paredes-Villanueva K, Pastore TCM, Ramananantoandro T, Schraml R, Schröder H, Sebbenn AM, Tysklind N, Watkinson C, et al (2019) The Timber Tracking Tool Infogram : overview of wood identification methods´ capacity. GTTN (Global Timber Tracking Network), 5 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.27920.25603

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    Schmitz N, Koch G, Beeckman H, Koedam N, Robert EM, Schmitt U (2012) A structural and compositional analysis of intervessel pit membranes in the sapwood of some Mangrove woods. IAWA J 33(3):243-256

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    Schmitz N, Koch G, Schmitt U, Beeckman H, Koedam N (2008) Intervessel pit structure and histochemistry of two mangrove species as revealed by cellular UV microspectrophotometry and electron microscopy : intraspecific variation and functional significance. Microsc Microanal 14(5):387-397, DOI:10.1017/S143192760808077X

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