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Anna Katharina Franke

Publications:

  • Franke, A. K., Bräuning, A., Timonen, M. and P. Rautio. 2017. Growth response of Scots pines in polar-alpine tree-line to a warming climate. Forest Ecology and Management 399: 94–107.
  • Franke, A.K., Aatsinki, P., Hallikainen, V., Huhta, E., Hyppönen, M., Juntunen, V., Mikkola, K., Neuvonen, S. and P. Rautio. 2015. Quantifying changes of the coniferous forest line in Finnish Lapland during 1983–2009. Silva Fennica 49 (5): 1-18.
  • State Institute of Bavaria for Forestry and Silviculture LWF. 2013. Schadensumfang und Schadensursachen – Teilbericht zu: „Untersuchungen und Maßnahmen zum Erhalt der Eichenbestände im Bereich der Fränkischen Platte“. Report  on master thesis 2013, Freising. (internally published)

Conference contributions:

  • Franke, A. K., Bräuning, A., Timonen, M. and P. Rautio. 2017. Growth response of Scots pines in polar-alpine tree-line to a warming climate. Annual conference of working group on biogeography, 2017, Erlangen, Germany.
  • Franke, A. K., Aatsinki, P., Hallikainen, V., Huhta, E., Hyppönen, M., Juntunen, V., Mikkola, K., Neuvonen, S. and Rautio, P. 2015 Quantifying changes of the coniferous forest line in Finnish Lapland during 1983-2009. 17th International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) Conference, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Franke, A. K., Hiltner, U., Grießinger, J. und A. Bräuning. 2013. Dendroökologische Untersuchungen an Juniperus communis ssp. nana an einem Baumgrenzstandort der Schweizer Alpen, Tessin. Annual conference of working group on mountain research, 2013, Bonn, Germany.

Summer semester 2014

Practical field course for physical geography

Regional:

  • Boreal forest and tree-line ecotone of Finnish-Lapland

Methods:

  • Stand monitoring
  • Dendroecology
  • Multispectral remote sensing

Current projects:

  • PhD project: Analysis of climate-induced growth response and tree-line shifts of boreal conifers in the alpine and polar tree-line ecotone in Finnish-Lapland via stand monitoring, dendroecology and remote sensing.

  • Since 2016: Research assistant, IBA Nuremberg, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Since 2014: PhD project Climate-induced growth responses and tree-line shifts of boreal conifers in the alpine and polar tree-line ecotone in Finnish-Lapland, Institute for Geography FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg in cooperation with the  Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE (prev. METLA)
  • 2014: Research assistant, Institute for Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2013: M.Sc. Physical Geography, Institute for Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. Master thesis in cooperation with the State Institute of Bavaria for Forestry and Silviculture LWF: Oak mortality in Lower Franconia caused by backwater-induced hypoxia
  • 2011: B.Sc. Geography, Faculty of Geoscience and Geography,  Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2011: Work experience in wildlife monitoring and forestry in the nationalpark Harz; work experience in probing and palynology in the Wadden Sea at ICBM Terramare Wilhelmshaven.