Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200

Location manager Waldsieversdorf

  • Volker Schneck

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Stefanie Mordau

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: 0334331570
Fax: +49 33433 157 199

Dr. Nele Schmitz

Sr. scientist Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN)

Dr. Nele  Schmitz
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 108
+49 4102 696 200

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


Global Timber Tracking Network phase 2


hits: 4

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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