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Mats Mahnken, M.Sc.

Mats Mahnken, M.Sc.
PhD student
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A56 / 252
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2587
Email: mats.mahnken[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Forest and Ecosystem Resilience

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.

Academic background


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

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