Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Mitarbeiterbild_Florian_Wittmann

Prof. Dr. Florian Wittmann

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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


Florian Wittmann

Professor für Auenökologie und Leiter des WWF-Auen-Institutes

Themen

  • Auenökologie
  • Pflanzengeographie
  • Biomasse/Primärproduktion

Lebenslauf

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

Lehre

  • Fluss- und Auenökologie (VL)
  • Geoökologie neotropischer Feuchtgebiete (VL)
  • Ressourcenschutz (VL)
  • Ökosystemmanagement (Seminar)
  • Kartierpraktika

Publikationen