Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200
fg@thuenen.de

Location manager Waldsieversdorf

  • Volker Schneck

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Stefanie Mordau

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: +49 33433 157 0
Fax: +49 33433 157 199
fg-ws@thuenen.de


Dr. Nele Schmitz

Sr. scientist Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN)

Dr. Nele  Schmitz
Address
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone
+49 4102 696 108
Fax
+49 4102 696 200
E-Mail
nele.schmitz@thuenen.de

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

Publications

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  1. 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
  2. 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, 43 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.26883.96806
  3. 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, 5 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.27920.25603
  4. 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
  5. 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