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IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar Evolution and Ecology
Ecosystems Services and Management
Capacity Building and Academic Training
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Florian Hofhansl joined IIASA in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar, contributing to model development within the IIASA Dynamic Vegetation Models project within the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) as well as Evolution and Ecology (EEP) programs.
Prior to joining IIASA, Dr. Hofhansl received his academic education from the University of Vienna (PhD) as well as the National Institute of Amazonian Research (Postdoc).
The goal of Dr. Hofhansl’s research is to obtain a better understanding on how plant functional traits vary and influence ecosystem processes in tropical forests, and to use the results to improve models. The project will bridge model-based and empirical research and results generated will be used to improve, test and calibrate forest models applied in the ESM and EEP programs as well as the RESTORE+ project.
Read more about Dr. Hofhansl’s research here.
Last update: 14-JAN-2019
Fleischer K, Rammig A, De Kauwe MG, Walker AP, Domingues TF, Fuchslueger L, Garcia S, Goll DS, et al. (2019). Amazon forest response to CO2 fertilization dependent on plant phosphorus acquisition. Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/s41561-019-0404-9. (In Press)
Fuchslueger L, Wild B, Mooshammer M, Takriti M, Kienzl S, Knoltsch A, Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, Bahn M, et al. (2019). Microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling responses to drought and temperature in differently managed mountain grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 135: 144-153. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.05.002.
Prommer J, Walker T, Wanek W, Braun J, Zezula D, Hu Y, Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, & Richter A (2019). Increased microbial growth, biomass and turnover drive soil organic carbon accumulation at higher plant diversity. Global Change Biology (In Press)
Rabl D, Gottsberger B, Brehm G, Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, & Fiedler K (2019). Moth assemblages in Costa Rica rain forest mirror small-scale topographic heterogeneity. Biotropica DOI:10.1111/btp.12677.
Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, Chacón-Madrigal E, Brännström Å, Dieckmann U ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-0393, & Franklin O ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0376-4140 (2019). The role of phenotypic plasticity for plant functional traits in tropical forests. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Morera-Beita A, Sánchez D, Wanek W, Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, Werner H, Chacón-Madrigal E, Montero-Muñoz JL, & Silla F (2019). Beta diversity and oligarchic dominance in the tropical forests of Southern Costa Rica. Biotropica 51 (2): 117-128. DOI:10.1111/btp.12638.
Pereira I, do Nascimento H, Vicari M, Disney M, DeLucia E, Domingues T, Kruijt B, Lapola D, et al. (2019). Performance of Laser-Based Electronic Devices for Structural Analysis of Amazonian Terra-Firme Forests. Remote Sensing 11 (5): e510. DOI:10.3390/rs11050510.
Rammig A, Heinke J, Hofhansl F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0073-0946, Verbeeck H, Baker TR, Christoffersen B, Ciais P, De Deurwaerder H, et al. (2018). A generic pixel-to-point comparison for simulated large-scale ecosystem properties and ground-based observations: an example from the Amazon region. Geoscientific Model Development 11 (12): 5203-5215. DOI:10.5194/gmd-11-5203-2018.
Moser D, Lezner B, Weigelt P, Dawson W, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pysek P, van Kleunen M, et al. (2018). Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (37): 9270- 9275. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1804179115.
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