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Dr. Tamalika Chakraborty

Guest scientist at the Chair of Site Classification and Vegetation Science

 Tamalika

Tennenbacherstr. 4
79085 Freiburg im Breisgau      
 


Concluded Project

 

Influence of drought on European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in dry beech forest and adjacent oak-beech ecotone

 

Funding and independent research grants

 

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V,

Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft,

Badische Landesverein für Naturkunde und Naturschutz e.V.,

Müller-Fahnenberg-Stiftung,

GFH-Stiftung,

Georg-Ludwig-Hartig-Stiftung,

Graduate School “Environment, Society and Global Change”.

 

Teaching

 

Instructor and teaching assistant at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

 

Vegetation Ecology and non-timber forest products of the Eastern Himalayas; Biodiversity, Forest Ecology and Bioclimatology of India; Mangrove Forests of India in India and Her Culture module under DAAD Exchange Program (Biodiversity, Forest Ecology and Bioclimatology of India, M.Sc. Forest Science and B.Sc. Environmental Science, Winter Semester)

 

Forests of India; Non-timber forest products of India in International Forestry module (B.Sc and M.Sc. Forest Science, Summer Semester)

 

Water stress and drought: Causes, definitions, effects on Central European Beech Forests in Vegetation Mitteleuropas: Standorte, Landnutzung, Flora, Pflanzengesellschaften (B.Sc. Forest Science, B.Sc. Environmental Science and B.Sc. Geography, Winter Semester)

 

Peer reviewed publications

 

Forrester, D. I., Tachauer, I. H. H., Annighoefer, P., Barbeito, I., Pretzsch, H., Ruiz-Peinado, R., Stark, H., Vacchiano, V., Zlatanov, T., Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Sileshi, G. W. 2017: Generalized biomass and leaf area allometric equations for European tree species incorporating stand structure, tree age and climate. Forest Ecology and Management, 396, 160-175. Link

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Bisht, N.S. (2017): First Report on the Ethnopharmacological Uses of Medicinal Plants by Monpa Tribe from the Zemithang Region of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, India. Plants, 6,1-13. Link

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Matzarakis, A. & Reif, A. 2017: Influence of multiple biotic and abiotic factors on the crown die-back of European beech trees at their drought limit. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants229, 58-70. Link.


Chakraborty, T., Saha, S. & Reif, A. 2016: Biomass equations for European Beech growing on dry sites. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 9, 751 - 757. Link

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S. & Reif, A. 2013: Decrease in Available Soil Water Storage Capacity Reduces Vitality of Young Understorey European Beeches (Fagus sylvatica L.) - A Case Study from the Black Forest, Germany. Plants, 2(4), 676-698. Link

 

Monographs


Chakraborty, T., 2017. Impact of drought on European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees at dry temperate forest. In, Chair of Site Classification and Vegetation Science. Doctoral dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg.


Chakraborty, T., 2010. Effect of soil drought on vitality and growth on juvenile and understorey beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees. Case study from a rocky gneiss outcrop near Freiburg, Black Forest, Germany. Master thesis, In, Institute of Silviculture. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg.

http://www.freidok.uni-freiburg.de/volltexte/8066/ 

 

Chakraborty, T., 2007. Study on availability, utilization and marketing of Non-Wood Forest Products at the Western Arunachal Pradesh of the Eastern Himalayas, India. Master thesis, In, Institute of Ethnobotany. Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India.

 

Awards

 

Best master thesis award from the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2011. Link

Best Master thesis award from the Badischen Landesver. f. Naturkunde u. Naturschutz e.V. in 2011

Doctoral scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung (01.08. 2012 to 31.07. 2015)

Doctoral scholarship from the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (Declined)

Master study scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung (01.04.2009 to 30.11.2010

 

Invited lectures

Chakraborty, T., 2014. Impact of drought on beech trees growing at oak-beech ecotone in Germany and Switzerland. NREL Special Seminar, 02.10.2014, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. USA.


Chakraborty, T., 2014. Causes and consequences of drought on dry temperate forest. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, 14.04.2014, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India.


Chakraborty, T., 2014. Influence of drought on European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, 15.04.2014, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India.


Presentations in conferences

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Matzarakis, A., Reif, A., 2017. Role of multiple stressors on crown dieback & growth sensitivity of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees under recurrent droughts. In the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany (selected). (Oral)


Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Reif, A, 2017. Young European beech plants had differently tuned root and shoot growth between dry and less-dry forest plots in summer drought of 2003 and 2011: a study on limestone outcrop in Northern Switzerland. In the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany (selected). (Poster)


Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Reif, A., 2016. Stress ecology of beech trees in dry forests: Role of multiple stressors on crown dieback & growth sensitivity under recurrent drought. In the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 05.09.2016, Marburg, Germany. (Oral)


Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Matzarakis, A., Reif, A., 2015. High variability in vitality and growth was observed in European beech trees under the changing soil available water as drought become more frequent and severe. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting of 2015, 13.12.2015 to 16.12.2015, Edinburgh, UK. (Poster)

 

Chakraborty, T., 2015. European beech trees show high variability in crown die-back and growth in relation to soil available water and climatic drought. In: the Annual Grasduate School Day of the Graduate School "Environment, Society and Global Change", University of Freiburg, 27.10.2015, Freiburg, Germany. (Oral)

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Reif, A., 2014. Ecological complexity, stand basal area and rooting intensity respond differently under edaphic drought in ecotones at abandoned coppice forests. “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role Of Research”, XXIV IUFRO World Congress”, 05.10.2014 to 11.10.2014, Salt Lake City, USA. (Poster)

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Reif, A., 2014. European beech trees have developed an adaptive strategy of survival through crown die-back under stress of drought and plant competition. Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role Of Research”, XXIV IUFRO World Congress”, 05.10.2014 to 11.10.2014, Salt Lake City, USA. (Poster)

 

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., 2014. Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on high value NTFPs in temperate moist oak forest: a case study from the Eastern Himalayas, India. “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role Of Research”, XXIV IUFRO World Congress”, 05.10.2014 to 11.10.2014, Salt Lake City, USA. (Poster)

 

Saha, S., Chakraborty, T., 2014. Traditional knowledge is trivial for managing mountain natural resources: a case study from the Eastern Himalaya. “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role Of Research”, XXIV IUFRO World Congress”, 05.10.2014 to 11.10.2014, Salt Lake City, USA. (Poster)

 

Saha, S., Chakraborty, T., 2014. Use of medicinal plants among Panchen-Monpa tribe in remote region in the Eastern Himalayas, India. “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role Of Research”, XXIV IUFRO World Congress”, 05.10.2014 to 11.10.2014, Salt Lake City, USA. (Poster)

 

Chakraborty, T., Reif, A., 2013. Soil drought impedes understorey beech vitality at their drought limit in oak-beech (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. - Fagus sylvatica L.) ecotone, Black Forest, Germany.In IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference, Sustaining Human and Forest in Changing Landscape: Forest, Society and Global Change, 05.11.2012 to 12.11.2012, Concepción, Chile. (Poster)


Chakraborty, T., Matzarakis, A., Reif, A., 2013. Influence of drought on understorey beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in dry beech forest and adjacent oak-beech ecotone. In: the Annual Grasduate School Day of the Graduate School "Environment, Society and Global Change", University of Freiburg, 28.05.2013, Freiburg, Germany. (Poster)

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Chakraborty, T., Reif, A., 2012. Soil drought impedes vitality and growth of young beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). In: German Forestry Congress: Forest-Climate-Energy (Forstwissenschaftlichen Tagung: Wald-Umwelt-Energie), 19.09.2012 to 22.09.2012, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany. (Oral)

 

Chakraborty, T., 2012. Future of European beech: A modelling approach to study drought stress on biomass, annual growth of young beech trees at oak-beech ecotone in southwest Germany. In: 7th Workshop of Young Modellers in Ecology, 02.05.2012 to 05.05.2012, Schloss craheim, Schweinfurt, Germany. (Oral)

 

Chakraborty, T., Reif, A., 2011. Influence of soil drought on crown die-back and basal area increment of understorey Fagus sylvatica at their drought limit. In: Wagner, S., Fahlvik, N., Fischer, H. (Eds.), Ecology and Silviculture of Beech: Proceedings of the 9th IUFRO International Beech Symposium, 12.09.2011 to 17.09.2011. Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, p. 38-40. (Oral)

 

Chakraborty, T., 2011. Effect of soil drought on vitality and growth on juvenile and understorey beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees at their drought limit - Case study from a rocky gneiss outcrop near Freiburg, Black Forest, Germany. In: the Platform of the master/diploma award of annual meezing of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and switzerland, 05.09.2011 to 09.09.2011. Oldenburg, Germany. (Oral)


Chakraborty, T., Reif, A., 2011. Effect of soil drought on vitality and growth on juvenile and understorey beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees at their drought limit - Case study from a rocky gneiss outcrop near Freiburg, Black Forest, Germany. In: Workshop REAR EDGES - Wenn es Baumarten zu heiß wird, 11.04.2011 to 12.04.2011. Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany. (Oral)

 

Chakraborty, T., Reif, A., 2010. Relationship between soil drought and mortality of young beech (Fagus sylvatica): Case study from a rocky gneiss outcrop near Freiburg, Black Forest. In, Adaptation of perennial plants to episodic drought: impact on ecosystems, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. (Poster)

 

Membership

 

The British Ecological Society

 

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