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Prof. Dr. Florian Wittmann

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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
Abteilung WWF-Auen-Institut
Josefstr.1
D-76437 Rastatt

 


Florian Wittmann

Professor of Floodplain Ecology, head of the Institute of Floodplain Ecology

 

Topics

  • floodplain ecology
  • botanical geography
  • biomass/primary production

Curriculum Vitae

2016- Professor for Floodplain Ecology and Head of the Institute for Floodplain Ecology at the Dep. of Gegraphy and Geoecology, Karlsruhe-Institute of Technology – KIT, Germany.
2007-2016 Employee of the Biogeochemistry Dep. of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany. Administration of the bilateral INPA/Max-Planck Project, in cooperation with the Research Group “Ecology, Monitoring and Sustainable Management of Amazonian Wetlands” (MAUA), Manaus, Brazil.
2006-2010 Lecturer Qualification (Habilitation) at the Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Geosciences of the University of Bayreuth, Germany: Phytogeography, use and management options of Amazonian floodplain forests (University of Bayreuth, 2010).
2005-2009 Scientific head of the UNESCO Demonstration Site in Ecohydrology (UNESCO International Ecohydrology Program-IHP VII): Sustainable timber production and management of Central Amazonian white-water floodplains
2002-2007 Post-doctorate grant holder (2002-2004) and employee (2004-2007) of the Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Plön, Germany. Research priorities: Sustainable Use and Management of Amazonian wetlands, Forest Ecology, Tree Ecophysiology, Stress Ecology, Biomass and Primary Production, Remote Sensing.
1998-2001 Ph.D.-Thesis with fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazonian (two years): Tree species distribution and forest structure of Amazonian white-water floodplain forests by remote sensing techniques (University of Mannheim, 2001, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Plön, Germany)
1997-1999 Free-lancer on soil- and water-pollutants in industrial sites at Clayton GbR Schadstoffanalytik, Ludwigshafen, Germany
1996-1997 Diploma-Thesis: Phenology of six tree species from Central Amazonian floodplains (University of Mannheim, 1997)
1994/1995 Student internships at the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit-GTZ, Project Patecore, Dedougou - Burkina Faso, and National Institute for Amazon Research – INPA, Manaus - Brazil
1992-1997 Study of Geography, Geology and Botany at the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, degree in Physical Geography, University of Mannheim, Germany

Teaching

SS 2016

  • Floodplain Ecology
  • Ecology of neotropic wetlands
  • Protection of natural resources

 

Publications

Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2016Arias, M. E., Wittmann, F., Parolin, P., Murray-Hudson, M., Cochrane, T. A. (2016): Interactions between flooding and upland disturbance drives species diversity in large river floodplains. Hydrobiologia Online.

Carim, M. J. V., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F., Guimarães, J. R. S., Tostes, L. C. L. (2016): Composition, diversity, and structure of tidal varzea and igapo floodplain forests in eastern Amazonia. Brazil Brazilian Journal of Botany Online.

Guevara, J. E., Damasco, G., Baraloto, C., Fine, P. V. A., Penuela, M. C., Castilho, C. V., Vicentini, A., Cardenas, D., Wittmann, F., Targhetta, N., Phillips, O. L., Stropp, J., Amaral, I. L., Maas, P., Monteagudo, A., Jimenez, E. M., Thomas, R., Brienen, R., Duque, A., Magnusson, W. E., Ferreira, C., Honorio, E., Matos, F. A., Arevalo, F. R., Engel, J., Petronelli, P., Vasquez, R., Ter Steege, H. (2016): Low phylogenetic beta diversity and geographic neo-endemism in Amazonian white sand forests. Biotropica 48, pp. 34–46.

Lopes, A., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Householder, J. E., Piedade, M. T. F. (2016): Modeling of regional- and local-scale distribution of the genus Montrichardia Crueg. Hydrobiologia Online.

Lopes, A., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Householder, J. E., Piedade, M. T. F. (2016): Determinants of regional and local-scale distribution patterns of Montrichardia species Crueg. (Araceae). Hydrobiologia.

2015Assis, R. L., Haugaasen, T., Schöngart, J., Montero, J. C., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F. (2015): Patterns of tree diversity and composition in Amazonian floodplain paleo-várzea forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 26, pp. 312–322.

Assis, R. L., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F., Haugaasen, T. (2015): Effects of hydroperiod and substrate properties on tree alpha diversity and composition in Amazonian floodplain forests. Plant Ecology 216, pp. 41–54.

Carim, M. J. V., Guimarães, J. R. S., Tostes, L. C. L., Takiyama, L. R., Wittmann, F. (2015): Composition, structure, and floristic diversity in dense rain forest in the Eastern Amazon, Amapá, Brazil. Acta Scientiarum – Biological Sciences 37, pp. 419–426.

Householder, J. E., Wittmann, F., Tobler, M., Janovec, J. (2015): Montane bias in lowland Amazonian peatlands and a palynological perspective of a modern wetland plant assembly. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 423, pp. 138–148.

Junk, W. J., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2015): A classification of the major habitats of Amazonian black-water river floodplains and a comparison with their white-water counterparts. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23, pp. 677–693.

Luize, B., Da Silva, T., Wittmann, F., Assis, R., Venticinique, E. (2015): Effects of the flooding gradient on tree community diversity in várzea forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil. Biotropica 47, pp. 137–142.

Targhetta, N., Kesselmeier, J., Wittmann, F. (2015): Effects of the hydroedaphic gradient on tree species composition and aboveground wood biomass of oligotrophic forest ecosystems in the central Amazon basin. Folia Geobotanica 50, pp. 185–205.

Ter Steege, H., Pitman, N. C., Killeen, T. J., Laurance, W. F., Peres, C. A., Guevara, J. E., Salomão, R. P., Castilho, C. V., Amaral, I. L., de Almeida Matos, F. D., de Souza Coelho, L., Magnusson, W. E., Phillips, O. L., de Andrade Lima Filho, D., de Jesus Veiga Carim, M., Irume, M. V., Pires Martins, M., Molino, J., Sabatier, D., Wittmann, F. (2015): Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species. Science Advances 1.

Wittmann, F., Householder, J. E., Wittmann, A. O., Lopes, A., Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2015): Implementation of the Ramsar convention on South American wetlands. Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies 4, pp. 47–58.

2014Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Kanadus, P., Lacerda, L. D., Bozelli, R. L., Esteves, F. A., Nunes de Cunha, C., Maltchik, L., Schöngart, J., Schaeffer-Novelli, Y., Ahostinho, A. A. (2014): Brazilian wetlands: their definition, delineation and classification for research, sustainable management and protection. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, pp. 5–22.

Lopes, A., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2014): Herbaceous aquatic plants in six igapó floodplains in Central Amazonia: generic composition and diversity. Revista Geográfica Acadêmica 8, pp. 5–17.

Lucas, C. M., Schöngart, J., Sheikh, P., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F., McGrath, D. G. (2014): Effects of land-use and hydroperiod on aboveground biomass and productivity of secondary Amazonian floodplain forests. Forest Ecology and Management 319, pp. 116–127.

Montero, J. C., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F. (2014): Floristic variation across 600 km of black-water inundation forests (igapó) along the Brazilian Negro River. Hydrobiologia 729, pp. 229–246.

Piedade, M. T. F., Val, V. M. F. A., Lopes, A., Henrique, A. S., Fé, L. M. L., Wittmann, F. (2014): Organismos aquáticos e de áreas úmidas em uma Amazônia em transição. Ciência e Cultura 3, pp. 34–40.

2013Marinho, T. A. S., Lopes, A., Assis, R. L., Ramos, S. F. L., Gomes, L. R. P., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J. (2013): Distribution and growth of Garcinia brasiliensis Mart. and Hevea spruceana (Benth.) Müll.Arg. in a seasonally flooded forest near the city of Manaus, Brazilian Amazon. Ciência Florestal 23, pp. 223–232.

Parolin, P., Wittmann, F., Ferreira, L. V. (2013): Fruit and seed dispersal in Amazonian floodplain trees – A review. Ecotropica 19, pp. 15–32.

Ter Steege, H., Pitman, N., Sabatier, D., Baraloto, C., Salomão, R. P., Guevara, J. E., Phillips, O. L., Castilho, C. V., Magnusson, B., Molino, J., Monteagudo, A., Nuñez Vargas, P., Montero, J. C., Feldpausch, T., Honorio, E., Killeen, T. J., Mostacedo, B., Vasquez, R., Assis, R. L., Terborgh, J., Wittmann, F. (2013): Hyper-dominance in the Amazonian tree flora. Science 342, pp. 325–334.

Wittmann, F., Householder, J. E., Piedade, M. T. F., Assis, R. L., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P., Junk, W. J. (2013): Habitat specificity, endemism and the neotropical distribution of Amazonian white-water floodplain trees. Ecography 36, pp. 690–707.

2012Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F. (2012): A classification of major natural habitats of Amazonian white-water river floodplains (várzea). Wetlands Ecology and Management 20, pp. 461–475.

Marinho, T. A. S., Wittmann, F. (2012): Distribution of Hura crepitans L. and Ocotea cymbarum Kunth along a topographic gradient in a high-várzea forest of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, Central Amazonia. Pesquisas Botânica 63, pp. 29–40.

Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F. (2012): Ecologia das áreas alagáveis Amazônicas: o conhecimento subsidiando o uso sustentável. Ciência & Ambiente 44, pp. 41–58.

2011Assis, R. L., Wittmann, F. (2011): Forest structure and tree species composition of the understory of two Central Amazonian várzea forests of contrasting flood heights. Flora 206, pp. 251–260.

Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Cohn-Haft, M., Adeney, J. M., Wittmann, F. (2011): A classification of major naturally-occurring Amazonian lowland wetlands. Wetlands 31, pp. 623–640.

Wittmann, F., Junk, W. J. (2011): Das Pantanal – Vegetation zwischen Dürre und Vernässung. Geographische Rundschau 9, pp. 40–46.

2010Marinho, T. A. S., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F. (2010): Distribution and population structure of four Central Amazonian high-várzea timber species. Wetlands Ecology and Management 18, pp. 665–667.

Parolin, P., Lucas, C., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F. (2010): Drought responses of flood-tolerant trees in Amazonian floodplains. Annals of Botany 105, pp. 129–139.

Parolin, P., Wittmann, F. (2010): Struggle in the flood – Tree responses to flooding stress in four tropical floodplain systems. AoB Plants (doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plq003).

Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., D'Angelo, S. A., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Barbosa, K. M. N., Lopes, A. (2010): Aquatic herbaceous plants of the Amazon floodplains: State of the art and research needed. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia 22, pp. 165–178.

2009Peixoto, J. M. A., Nelson, B. W., Wittmann, F. (2009): Spatial and temporal dynamics of alluvial geomorphology and vegetation in central Amazonian white-water floodplains by remote-sensing techniques. Remote Sensing of Environment 113, pp. 2258–2266.

Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Queiroz, H. L., Wittmann, A. O., Conserva, A. S., Piedade, M. T. F., Kesselmeier, J., Junk, W. J. (2009): The Amazon Floodplain Demonstration Site: Sustainable timber production and management of Central Amazonian white-water floodplains. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, pp. 41–54.

2008De Andrade, T. M., Assis, R. L., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2008): Padrões de regeneração em clareiras de origem antrópica na várzea da RDS Mamirauá, Amazônia Central. Uakari 4, pp. 19–32.

Wittmann, F., Zorzi, B. T., Tizianel, F. A. T., Urquiza, M. V. S., Faria, R. R., Sousa, N. M., Módena, E. S., Gamarra, R. M., Rosa, A. L. M. (2008): Tree species composition, structure, and aboveground wood biomass of a riparian forest of the lower Miranda River, Southern Pantanal, Brazil. Folia Geobotanica 43, pp. 397–411.

2007Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Worbes, M., Piedade, M. T. F., Krambeck, H. J., Junk, W. J. (2007): Management options for Ficus insipida Willd. (Moraceae) in Amazonian white-water floodplain forests. Annals of Forest Science 64, pp. 657–664.

Wittmann, A. O., Piedade, M. T. F., Parolin, P., Wittmann, F. (2007): Germination in four low-várzea tree species of central Amazonia. Aquatic Botany 86, pp. 197–203.

Wittmann, A. O., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (2007): Patterns of structure and seedling diversity along a successional gradient in Amazonian floodplain forests. Pesquisas Botânica 58, pp. 119–138.

2006Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Montero, J. C., Motzer, T., Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Queiroz, H. L., Worbes, M. (2006): Tree species composition and diversity gradients in white-water forests across the Amazon basin. Journal of Biogeography 33, pp. 1334–1347.

Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P., Worbes, M., Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J. (2006): Wood specific gravity of trees in Amazonian white-water forests in relation to flooding. IAWA Journal 27, pp. 255–266.

2005Parolin, P., Ferreira, C. S., Wittmann, F. (2005): Zonation and growth strategies in Amazonian floodplain trees. The Botanica 55, pp. 1–7.

Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., Worbes, M. (2005): Wood growth patterns of Macrolobium acaciifolium (Benth.) Benth. (Fabaceae) in Amazonian black-water and white-water floodplain forests. Oecologia 145, pp. 454–461.

Wittmann, F., Parolin, P. (2005): Aboveground roots in Amazonian floodplain trees. Biotropica 37, pp. 609–619.

2004Parolin, P., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2004): Amazonian várzea forests: adaptive strategies of trees as tools for forest management. Ecología Aplicada 3, pp. 180–184.

Wittmann, F., Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F. (2004): The várzea forests in Amazonia: Flooding and the highly dynamic geomorphology interact with natural forest succession. Forest Ecology and Management 196, pp. 199–212.

2003Wittmann, F., Junk, W. J. (2003): Sapling communities in Amazonian white-water forests. Journal of Biogeography 30, pp. 1577–1588.

2002Parolin, P., Armbruester, N., Wittmann, F., Ferreira, L. V., Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J. (2002): A review of tree phenology in Central Amazonian floodplains. Pesquisas Botânica 52, pp. 195–222.

Parolin, P., Oliveira, A. C., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Junk, W. J. (2002): Pioneer trees in Amazonian floodplains: Key-species form monospecific stands in different habitats. Folia Geobotanica 37, pp. 225–238.

Wittmann, F., Anhuf, D., Junk, W. J. (2002): Tree species distribution and community structure of central Amazonian várzea forests by remote-sensing techniques. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18, pp. 805–820.

1999Wittmann, F., Parolin, P. (1999): Phenology of six tree species from Central Amazonian várzea. Ecotropica 5, pp. 51–57.

Book chapters
2016Buscardo, E., Nardoto, G. B., Luizao, F., Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Dougthy, C. E., Quesada, C. E., Nagy, L. (2016): The biogeochemistry of the main forest vegetation types in Amazonia. pp. 225–266. In: Nagy, L., Forsberg, B. R., Artaxo, P. (ed.): Interactions between biosphere, atmosphere and human land use in the Amazon basin.

Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., Wittmann, F., Lopes, A., Weiss, B., Schöngart, J. (2016): Dinâmica de populações, ecologia e estratégias de dispersão de Astrocaryum jauari no Rio Negro, Amazônia central, Brasil. pp. 241–251. In: Lasso, C. A., Colonello, G., Moraes, M. R. (ed.): Morichales, Cananguchales y otros plamares inundables de Suramerica, Parte II: Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay y Argentina.

Householder, J. E., Wittmann, F. (2016): Floristic diversity of Mauritia flexuosa wetlands in the Brazilian Amazon. pp. 241–251. In: Lasso, C. A., Colonello, G., Moraes, M. R. (ed.): Morichales, Cananguchales y otros plamares inundables de Suramerica, Parte II: Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay y Argentina.

Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., da Cunha, N. C. (2016): Brazilian wetlands: Classification. pp. 1–7. In: Finlayson, C. M., Milton, G. R., Prentice, R. C., Davidson, N. C. (ed.): The Wetland book II: distribution, description and conservation.

Wittmann, F., Junk, W. J. (2016): The Amazon River basin. pp. 1–16. In: Finlayson, C. M., Milton, G. R., Prentice, R. C., Davidson, N. C. (ed.): The Wetland book II: distribution, description and conservation.

2015Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Parolin, P., Bleich, M. E., Lopes, A. (2015): Iniciando a viagem pelas Áreas Úmidas Amazônicas. pp. 15–22. In: Lopes, A., Piedade, M. T. F. (ed.): Conhecendo as Áreas Úmidas Amazônicas: uma viagem pelas várzeas e igapós.

Targhetta, N., Praia, D., Cintra, B. B. L., Wittmann, F. (2015): As árvores das florestas alagáveis da Amazônia. pp. 41–51. In: Lopes, A., Piedade, M. T. F. (ed.): Conhecendo as Áreas Úmidas Amazônicas: uma viagem pelas várzeas e igapós.

Freitas, C. T., Demarchi, L. O., Oliveira, D. N., Wittmann, A. O., Wittmann, F. (2015): Os habitantes das áreas alagáveis Amazônicas e o uso de recursos vegetais. pp. 129–138. In: Lopes, A., Piedade, M. T. F. (ed.): Conhecendo as Áreas Úmidas Amazônicas: uma viagem pelas várzeas e igapós.

Lopes, A., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Parolin, P., Piedade, M. T. F. (2015): Síntese: a difícil e necessária tarefa de preservar as áreas úmidas Amazônicas. pp. 167–170. In: Lopes, A., Piedade, M. T. F. (ed.): Conhecendo as Áreas Úmidas Amazônicas: uma viagem pelas várzeas e igapós.

2013Piedade, M. T. F., Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Parolin, P., Junk, W. J. (2013): Impactos da inundação e seca na vegetação de áreas alagáveis amazônicas. pp. 268–305. In: Borma, L. D. S., Nobre, C. (ed.): Secas na Amazônia: Causas e conseqüências.

2012Wittmann, F. (2012): Tree species composition and diversity in Brazilian freshwater floodplains. pp. 223–263. In: Pagano, M. C. (ed.): Mycorrhiza: occurrence in natural and restored environments.

Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., Schöngart, J., Piedade, L., Wittmann, F. (2012): Recursos hídricos e áreas úmidas Amazônicas no contexto de um mundo globalizado. pp. 21–31. In: Fonseca, O. J. M., Camargo, S. A. F. (ed.): Temas contemporâneos de direito ambiental.

2010Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Junk, W. J. (2010): Phytogeography, species diversity, community structure and dynamics of Amazonian floodplain forests. pp. 61–104. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Parolin, P., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J. (2010): Tree phenology in Amazonian floodplain forests. pp. 105–126. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Wittmann, A. O., Lopes, A., Conserva, A. S., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F. (2010): Seed germination and seedling establishment of Amazonian floodplain trees. pp. 259–280. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Ferreira, C. S., Figueira, A. V. O., Gribel, R., Wittmann, F., Piedade, M. T. F. (2010): Genetic variability, divergence, and speciation in trees of periodically flooded forests of the Amazon: A case study of Himatanthus sucuuba (Spruce) Woodson. pp. 301–312. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Schöngart, J., Wittmann, F., Worbes, M. (2010): Biomass and Net Primary Production of Central Amazonian Floodplain Forests. pp. 347–388. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Wittmann, F., Wittmann, A. O. (2010): Use of Amazonian floodplain Trees. pp. 389–418. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J. (2010): The role of floodplain forests in an integrated sustainable management concept of the natural resources of the Central Amazonian várzea. pp. 485–510. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Parolin, P., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J. (2010): Ecophysiology, biodiversity and sustainable management of Central Amazonian floodplain forests: A synthesis. pp. 511–540. In: Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management.

2002Wittmann, F., Anhuf, D., Junk, W. J. (2002): Detection of different forest types in Central Amazonian várzea forests by aerial photography and Landsat TM data – preliminary results. pp. 607–6012. In: Lieberei, R., Bianchi, H. K., Boehm, V., Reissdorff, C. (ed.): Neotropical Ecosystems, Proceedings of the German Brazilian Workshop, Hamburg 2000.

Books
2010Junk, W. J., Piedade, M. T. F., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Parolin, P. (ed.) (2010): Amazonian Floodplain forests: Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management. Ecological Studies 210, Springer Verlag (Heidelberg, Berlin, New York).

Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Brito, J. M., Wittmann, A. O., Parolin, P., Piedade, M. T. F., Junk, W. J., Guillaumet, J. -. L. (2010): Manual of tree species from central Amazonian white-water (várzea) floodplains: Taxonomy, Ecology and Use. 298 pp., INPA (Manaus)

2008De Brito, J. M., Wittmann, F., Schöngart, J., Piedade, M. T. F., Silva, R. P. (2008): Guia de 42 espécies madeireiras da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá. 149 pp., IDSM-MCT, Tefé (Brazil)

Conference Proceedings
2014Wittmann, F. (2014): 2nd International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers. Manaus (Brazil)

Wittmann, F. (2014): Symposium of the German Association for Geography. University of Köln (Germany)

Wittmann, F. (2014): Wetland Delineation. 2nd Brazilian Congress on Wetlands (CONBRAU II), Cuiabá (Brazil).