contact information
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O.Box 60 12 03
D-14412 Potsdam
Fax: +49 - (0)331 - 288-2428
4C Developers and users
Contact for


Petra Lasch-Born

regeneration, mortality, initialisation, management, WPM


Felicitas Suckow

soil processes, model environment


Martin Gutsch

root processes


Christopher Reyer Baysian calibration with 4C-SimEnv, 4C-R Christopher.Reyer
Ylva Hauf data management, technical support Ylva.Hauf


Collaborations / Application

Centre of Excellence PLECO, Department of Biology, University of
Antwerp, Belgium
Research Theme: “Evaluating ecosystem models on stand scale: stumbling blocks for the
simulation of carbon and water fluxes” (COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-FP1304-170116-069939)
Latvian State Forest Research Institute „Silava”, Salaspils, Latvia Influence of predicted climate changes on productivity of forest stands in Latvia (PhD thesis)  
Alexander Borys Kohlenstoffbindungsbilanz für das Revier Bad Berka, Diss.  
University of Novi Sad Beech forests in southern Carpathian (East Serbia) under climate change. PhD  
Universität Potsdam Modellbasierte Untersuchung des Kohlenstoff- und Wasserhaushalts von Eukalyptusbeständen unter Klimawandelszenarien (Master, finished)  
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Nachhaltigkeit von Kurzumtriebsplantagen im Elbe-Elster-Kreis(Brandenburg), Dipl. finished  
Technische Universität Dresden
Die Robinie als Kurzumtriebsgehölz – Eignung, Ertragspotential und Standortauswirkungen unter aktuellem und zukünftigen Klima – Eine Modellstudie für Brandenburg (Dipl.)
Université catholique de Louvain Modelling beech and oak forests in Belgium  
Universität Potsdam Die Kohlenstoffspeicherung von Waldbeständen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern unter Klimawandel (Dipl.,finished)  


Further Applications at PIK

  Mixed forests of Douglas-fir and Common beech in The Netherlands and Germany (Ms, finished), Baysian parameter calibration with SimEnv, European-wide NPP simulations  

Modelling of parasites
Climate change impacts on forest ecosystems (MA, finished)


Application with Aspen (finished)

  The impact of silvicultural strategies and
climate change on carbon sequestration and
other forest ecosystem functions (Diss., finished)



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