Anja Kahl

Anja Kahl

Technical Assistant

Tel +49-341-97-38588
Fax +49-341-97-38549
E-mail anja.kahl*
Room 128


Institut für Spezielle Botanik und Funktionelle Biodiversität
Universität Leipzig
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

Curriculum Vitae

since 02/2010

Technical assistant at University of Leipzig, Institute for Special Botany and Funktional Biodiversityresearch

2005 - 2010

Lab assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Independent Junior Research Group "Organismic Biogeochemistry"


Participant of the 5th International Winter School on "Wood Anatomy of Tree Rings" in Davos Laret, Switzerland, by Holger Gärtner and Fritz H. Schweingruber


M.Sc. (Biology, biological Anthropology, Psychology) at University of Jena

Research and Work

Research and work interests / competences

  • Challenging field work
  • Old-growth forests
  • Dendrochronology, wood anatomy, tree ring measurement
  • Radiocarbon-dating
  • Canopy and solar radiation analysis
  • Stable isotope ratio analysis (d13C and d15N via EA IRMS)
  • Diverse measurement devices, field equipment
  • Coordination Research-Arboretum Großpösna


  • Tautenhahn S, Jung M, Lichstein JW, Bohlman SA, Heilmeier H, Prokushkin A, Kattge J, Kahl A, Wirth C: Dispersal limitation drives successional pathways in Central Siberian forests under current and intensified fire regimes. Global Change Biology, submitted.

  • Nadrowski K, Pietsch K, Barrufol M, Both S, Bruelheide H, Gutknecht J, Heklau H, Kahl A, Kahl T, Niklaus P, Kröber W, Liu XJ, Man XX M, Mi XC, Michalski S, v Oheimb G, Purschke O, Schmid B, Teng F, Welk E, Wirth C (2014) Tree species traits but not diversity mitigate stem breakage in a subtropical forest following a rare and extreme ice storm. PLOS ONE, Online-Article

  • Holzwarth FM, Kahl A, Bauhus J, Wirth C (2012) Many ways to die – partitioning tree mortality dynamics in a near natural mixed deciduous forest. Journal of Ecology. Online-Article

  • Tautenhahn S, Heilmeier H, Jung M, Kahl A, Kattge J, Moffat A, Wirth C (2012) Beyond distnce-invariant survival in inverse recruitment modelling : A case study in Siberian Pinus sylvestris forests. Ecological Modeling 233:90-103

  • Wirth C, Messier C, Bergeron Y, Frank D, Fankhänel A (2009): Old-growth forest definitions: a pragmatic view. In Wirth C, Gleixner G, Heimann M (eds.) Old-growth forests: Function, fate and value. Ecological Studies, Vol. 207, Springer New York, Berlin, Heidelberg.

last modified: 09.06.2015