M.Sc. Mats Nieberg (né Mahnken)

Doctoral Researcher
Nieberg (né Mahnken)

My research is focussed on the interactions between forest ecosystem service provisioning and forest management under ongoing climate change with transforming disturbance regimes in Europe. Using process-based forest growth model simulations with 4C (FORESEE) I am exploring different management, climate and disturbance scenarios regarding future ecosystem service provisioning shifts. Furthermore, I have a background in forest inventory and remote sensing with experience in field work and scientific exchange with partners in Southern Africa, Southeastern as well as Central Asia.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Reyer, C. P. O., Bilogub, M., Mahnken, M., Gutsch, M., Krüger, K., Rammig, A., Reneking, B., Seidl, R., Schelhaas, M.-J., Mäkelä, A., Verkerk, H. (Eds.)(2020): Managing forests in the 21st century: Book of abstracts, Managing forests in the 21st century (Potsdam 2020), Potsdam, 59 p.

Reyer, C. P. O., Gonzalez, R. S., Dolos, K., Hartig, F., Hauf, Y., Noack, M., Lasch-Born, P., Rötzer, T., Pretzsch, H., Mesenburg, H., Fleck, S., Wagner, M., Bolte, A., Sanders, T. G. M., Kolari, P., Mäkelä, A., Vesala, T., Mammarella, I., Pumpanen, J., Collalti, A., Trotta, C., Matteucci, G., D'Andrea, E., Foltýnová, L., Krejza, J., Ibrom, A., Pilegaard, K., Loustau, D., Bonnefond, J.-M., Berbigier, P., Picart, D., Lafont, S., Dietze, M., Cameron, D., Vieno, M., Tian, H., Palacios-Orueta, A., Cicuendez, V., Recuero, L., Wiese, K., Büchner, M., Lange, S., Volkholz, J., Kim, H., Horemans, J. A., Bohn, F., Steinkamp, J., Chikalanov, A., Weedon, G. P., Sheffield, J., Babst, F., Vega del Valle, I., Suckow, F., Martel, S., Mahnken, M., Gutsch, M., Frieler, K. (2020): The PROFOUND database for evaluating vegetation models and simulating climate impacts on forests. - Earth System Science Data, 12, 2, 1295-1320.

Gonzalez, R. S., Reyer, C. P. O., Mahnken M., Hartig, F., Bohn F. (2020): ProfoundData: Downloading and Exploring Data from the PROFOUND Database. R package. CRAN - The Comprehensive R Archive Network. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ProfoundData

I-MAESTRO: Innovative forest management strategies for a resilient bioeconomy under climate change, BMEL, Joint call ForestValue - Innovating the forest-based bioeconomy, 01.06.2019-30.05.2022

FORMASAM: Forest management scenarios for adaptation and mitigation, EFI, 1.4.2018-31.03.2020