Claim Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf - University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr Matthias Drösler

Vegetation ecology

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Hofgarten 1
85354 Freising

Room A1.426

T +49 8161 71-6260
F +49 8161 71-5114

matthias.droesler [at]hswt.de

Curriculum vitae

since 2018Research professorship for "Climate change and ecosystems"
since 2015Head of the research Institute of Ecology and Landscape (IÖL)
2014Nomination as member for the nature conservation advisory board at the Bavarian Ministry of Environment (Naturschutzbeiräte in Bayern - StMUV)
2011-2013Coordinating lead author for IPCC: chapter 2 of the 2013 wetlands supplement.

since 2011

Full Professor: Chair of Vegetation Ecology, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences 

2005-2011

Senior scientist at the Chair of Vegetation Ecology, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. Leader of the "Global Change Ecology" research group.

2002-2005

Post-Doc at the Chair of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

2001

Research stay at the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Departamento de Ecologia, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2001

Secretary and Scientific Manager of the 44th IAVS-conference, Freising, Germany: Vegetation and Ecosystem Functions.

1998-2001

Scientist at the Chair of Vegetation Ecology, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. PhD-project: "Trace gas exchange and climatic relevance of bog ecosystems, Southern Germany".

1997

Researcher at the GAF (Gesellschaft für angewandte Fernerkundung), Munich, Germany. Project: Remote sensing for the control of EU-subsidies for German farmers.

1995-2000

Leader of the Research and Planning Project "Ecological planning for the conservation of natural resources in the Municipio Guama, Sierra Maestra, Cuba".

1994-1995

Employee at the environmental planning agency "Haase & Söhmisch" in Freising, Germany.

1993

Graduation as Dipl.-Ing. Landespflege (Landscape Ecology) at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany: Thesis "Planning of protected areas in Costa Rica contribution from the Cordillera de Talamanca".

Research topics

  • Mitigation and adaptation in the landuse sector, specifically on peatlands – organic soils.

  • Synthesis of peatland EFs over broader scales: Germany and EU. Development of methodologies for national reporting of GHG-exchange of organic soils for Germany.

  • GHG-exchange measurements in peatlands/organic soils : Development of new chamber-techniques, application of Eddy-Covariance and Gas-Chromatography.

  • GHG-exchange modelling: Development of databased and process-oriented modelling procedures.

  • Scaling peatland GHG-Emissions for Landuse and Landuse Change: Modelling with landuse intensity, watertable and vegetation via a scaleable 3D model for the quantification of human induces changes in GHG-balances.

  • Assessment of peatland rewetting and restoration practices in terms of GHG-exchange, water-balance and biodiversity.

Selection of running research projects

Selection of publications

see as well research Gate
https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/36500566_Matthias_Droesler

Tiemeyer, Bärbel & Freibauer, Annette & Borraz, Elisa & Augustin, Jürgen & Bechtold, Michel & Beetz, Sascha & Beyer, Colja & Ebli, Martin & Eickenscheidt, Tim & Fiedler, Sabine & Förster, Christoph & Gensior, Andreas & Giebels, Michael & Glatzel, Stephan & Heinichen, Jan & Hoffmann, Mathias & Höper, Heinrich & Jurasinski, Gerald & Laggner, Andreas & Drösler, Matthias. (2020). A new methodology for organic soils in national greenhouse gas inventories: Data synthesis, derivation and application. Ecological Indicators. 109. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105838.

Heintze, G., Eickenscheidt, T., Schmidhalter, U., Drösler, M. (2017): Influence of soil organic C content on the greenhouse gas emission potential after application of biogas residues or cattle slurry, Pedosphere 27(5): 807–821, 2017

Drösler M. (2016): Klimawandel und Landschaftsplanung, In: Riedel, W., Lange, H., Jedicke, E., Reinke, M. (Hg.): Landschaftsplanung, 3. Auflage / Berlin / Springer Berlin / Springer Spektrum , S.429-441. ISBN 978-3-642-39854-4

Tiemeyer, B., Albiac Borraz, E., Augustin, J., Bechtold, M., Beetz, S., Beyer, C., Drösler, M., Ebli, M., Eickenscheidt, T., Fiedler, S., Förster, C., Freibauer, A., Giebels, M., Glatzel, S., Heinichen, J., Hoffmann, M., Höper, H., Jurasinski, G., Leiber-Sauheitl, K., Peichl-Brak, M., Roßkopf, N., Sommer, M. and Zeitz, J. (2016): High emissions of greenhouse gases from grasslands on peat and other organic soils. Glob Change Biol, 22: 4134–4149. doi:10.1111/gcb.13303

Metzger, C., Heinichen, J., Eickenscheidt, T., and Drösler, M.: Impact of land use intensity on the relationships between vegetation indices (NDVI, LAI), photosynthesis and biomass of intensively and extensively managed temperate grassland fens, Grass and Forage Science, 1–14, doi: 10.1111/gfs.12223, 2016.

Eickenscheidt, T., Heinichen, J. & Drösler, M.: The greenhouse gas balance of a drained fen peatland is mainly controlled by land-use rather than soil organic carbon content. Biogeosciences, 12, 5161-5184, doi:10.5194/bg-12-5161-2015, 2015.

Metzger, C., Jansson, P.-E., Lohila, A., Aurela, M., Eickenscheidt, T., Belelli-Marchesini, L., Dinsmore, K. J., Drewer, J., van Huissteden, J., and Drösler, M.: CO2 fluxes and ecosystem dynamics at five European treeless peatlands – merging data and process oriented modeling, Biogeosciences, 12, 125-146, doi:10.5194/bg-12-125-2015, 2015.

Hommeltenberg, J., Mauder, M., Drösler, M., Heidbach, K., Werle, P., & Schmid, H. P. (2014). Ecosystem scale methane fluxes in a natural temperate bog-pine forest in southern Germany. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 198, 273-284, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.08.017, 2014.

M. Abdalla, A. Hastings, M.J. Bell, J.U. Smith, M. Richards, M.B. Nilsson, M. Peichl, M.O. Löfvenius, M. Lund, C. Helfter, E. Nemitz, M.A. Sutton, M. Aurela, A. Lohila, T. Laurila, A.J. Dolman, L. Belelli-Marchesini, M. Pogson, E. Jones, J. Drewer, M. Drösler and P. Smith (2014): Simulation of CO2 and attribution analysis at six European peatland sites using the ECOSSE model. Water, Air and Soil Pollution Vol. 225, No. 11, 2182, 2014.

Hoffmann, M., Jurisch, N., Borraz, E. A., Hagemann, U., Drösler, M., Sommer, M., & Augustin, J. (2014): Automated modeling of ecosystem CO2 fluxes based on periodic closed chamber measurements: a standardized conceptual and practical approach, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200, 30-45, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.09.005, 2014.

Hommeltenberg, J., Schmid, H. P., Drösler, M., and Werle, P.: Can a bog drained for forestry be a stronger carbon sink than a natural bog forest?, Biogeosciences, 11, 3477-3493, doi:10.5194/bg-11-3477-2014, 2014. Homepage

Leppelt, T., Dechow, R., Gebbert, S., Freibauer, A., Lohila, A., Augustin, J., Drösler, M., Fiedler, S., Glatzel, S., Höper, H., Järveoja, J., L\ae rke, P. E., Maljanen, M., Mander, Ü., Mäkiranta, P., Minkkinen, K., Ojanen, P., Regina, K., and Strömgren, M.: Nitrous oxide emission hotspots from organic soils in Europe, Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 9135-9182, DOI:10.5194/bgd-11-9135-2014, 2014.

Eickenscheidt, T., Heinichen, J., Augustin, J., Freibauer, A., and Drösler, M.: Nitrogen mineralization and gaseous nitrogen losses from waterlogged and drained organic soils in a black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) forest, Biogeosciences, 11, 1–16, DOI:10.5194/bg-11-1-2014, 2014.

Eickenscheidt, T., Freibauer, A., Heinichen, J., Augustin, J., and Drösler, M.: Short-term effects of biogas digestate and cattle slurry application on greenhouse gas emissions affected by N availability from grasslands on drained fen peatlands and associated organic soils, Biogeosciences, 11, 6187-6207, doi:10.5194/bg-11-6187-2014, 2014.

Matthias Drösler, Louis V. Verchot, Annette Freibauer, Genxing Pan, Christopher David Evans, Richard A. Bourbonniere, Jukka P. Alm, Susan Page, Fahmuddin Agus, Kristell Hergoualc'h, John Couwenberg, Jyrki Jauhiainen, Supiandi Sabiham, Changke Wang, Nalin Srivastava, Laura Borgeau-Chavez, Aljosja Hooijer, Kari Minkkinen, Nancy French, Tara Strand, Andrey Sirin, Robert Mickler, Kevin Tansey and Narasimhan Larkin (2013): DRAINED INLAND ORGANIC SOILS (chapter 2). In: 2013 SUPPLEMENT TO THE 2006 IPCC GUIDELINES FOR NATIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES: WETLANDS; Methodological Guidance on Lands with Wet and Drained Soils, and Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment. 339 pp. IPCC 2013, pages 2.1-2.76, Homepage Full-Report

Matthias Drösler, Lena Schaller, Jochen Kantelhardt, Manuel Schweiger, Daniel Fuchs, Bärbel Tiemeyer, Jürgen Augustin, Marc Wehrhan, Christoph Förster, Lindsey Bergmann, Alois Kapfer und Gerd-Michael Krüger (2012): Beitrag von Moorschutz- und -revitalisierungsmaßnahmen zum Klimaschutz am Beispiel von Naturschutzgroßprojekten. Natur und Landschaft, 87, Heft 02, pp 70-76, OP-978-3-00-153144-5

Chojnicki, B.H., Michalak, M., Acosta, M., Juszczak, R., Augustin, J., Droesler, M. & Olejnik, J. (2010) Measurements of carbon dioxide fluxes by chamber method at Rzecin wetland ecosystem in Poland. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies,19, 283-291.

Fest, B.J., Livesley, S.J., Drösler, M., von Gorsel, E. & Arndt, S.K. (2009) Soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange in a cool, temperate Eucalyptus delegatensis forest in south-eastern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149, 393-406.

Drösler, M., Freibauer, A., Christensen, T. & Friborg, T. (2008) Observation and status of peatland greenhouse gas emission in Europe. In: Dolman, H., Valentini, R. & Freibauer, A. (eds) The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe. Ecological Studies, 203, 237-255.

Broad expertise in international cooperation

  • 1991-1993: Planning of protected areas - Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica.

  • 1995-2000: Ecological planning for the conservation of the natural resources in Sierra Maestra, Cuba.

  • 2001 - Grasland-management-cooperation with UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

  • 2006-2010: EU-Project GREENFLUX. 2010-2013: EU-Project GHG-Europe – Task 2.1 Peatland synthesis.

  • 2011-2013 IPCC coordinating lead author.

  • 2019-2021 Peatlands in the alps