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Joachim Schmerbeck

Gastwissenschaftler, GIZ Team Leader, HP-FES, India

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    Professur für Waldba
   Tennenbacherstr. 4
    D 79085 Freiburg im Breisgau       
  

 

    Indo- German Biodiversity Programme -GIZ

    Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystem Services

    Team Leader (DV)

    T  +91 177 – 2625353 Ext 5006

    M +91 7042314345                                                  

     E  joachim.schmerbeck@giz.de

     Himachal Pradesh Forst Ecosystem services web page

Projects
  • Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystem Services Project (ongoing)
  • Landscape related Biodiversity in India (closed 2015)
  • Forest dynamics of the Central Himalaya and related changes in the supply of ecosystem services  (completed 2015)
  • Impact of fire and grazing on leopard’s prey in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan  (Ongoing)
  • NRM Project in West Bengal: Development and implementation of a NRM – programme for disaster mitigation in eight dioceses of West Bengal in close cooperation with local institutions. (completed 2009)
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management Projects in the States of West Bengal and Orissa, India; Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in seven communities in the Sunderbans and in Orissa. (completed 2009)
  • Facilitating Agriculture Regeneration Measures (FARM): NRM project aiming at the improvement of income from agriculture and minimizing the indebtedness of farmers in two diocese in Maharashtra. (completed 2009)
  • „Reforestation and Coastal Protection” (ReCAP): Ecological rehabilitation in the frame of Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) in the coastal region of Tamil Nadu in close cooperation with local institutions. (completed 2009)
  • Networking Forest Plantations in a crowded world: optimising ecosystem services through improved planning and management strategie  (completed 2007)
  • Forest fire management in India: integrating ecological and cultural contexts and consequences  (completed 2009)
  • Studies on long term forest management strategies of Mixed mountain forests (completed 2005)
  • Determinants of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: The Case of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in India (completed 2004)


Teaching

  • Ecology
    MSc. Environmental Studies and Resource Management (TERI University, 2010-2015)
  • Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation
    MSc. Environmental Studies and Resource Management (TERI University, 2010-2015)
  • Forest Management (kein Link weil nicht dieses Semester)
    MSc. Environmental Studies and Resource Management (TERI University, 2011-2015)
  • Vegetation Science and Site Classification
    MSc. Environmental Studies and Resource Management (TERI University, 2010-2015)
  • Application of Environmental Science
    MA Sustainable Development Practises (TERI University, 2011-2015)
  • Ökosystemökologie der Tropen, Einführung in die Bedeutung der Wälder für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung, Nebenfach Internationale Waldwirtschaft (2008-2009, Uni Freiburg)
  • Erhebung der Ökosystemgüter und -dienstleistungen von Waldökosystemen im Schwarzwald, Block (2006, Uni Freiburg)


CV

  • seit2015: Team leader, GIZ, Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystem Services Project
  • 2009-2015: Associate Professor an der TERI University New Delhi, DAAD Fachlektor
  • 2008-2009: Projekt Manager für die Welthungerhilfe in Katastrophe vorbereitungs Projekt
  • 2006-2009: Consultancy im Managmeent natürlicher Resourcen für Caritas International
  • 1998-2002: Promotion Dr. rer.silv.  “Patterns of forest use and its influence on degraded dry forests: A case study in Tamil Nadu, South India2005-2006: Scientific staff at the Silviculture Institute of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  • 1996–1998: Referendariat Forstverwaltung Baden Württemberg, Forstamt Karlsbad
  • 1989-1995: Studium der Forstwissenschaften TU München
  • 1987-1989: Lehre als Baumschulgärnter

 

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 Publications

  • Rai R K and Schmerbeck J (2018): Why forest plantations are disputed? An assessment of locally important Ecosystem Services fom the Cryptomeria japonica plantations in the Darjeeling Hills, India, in: Goncalves A C (2018): Conifers, Intech Open, London http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.81057
  • Naudiyal N and Schmerbeck J (2018): Linking forest successional dynamcis fo community dependence on provisioning ecosystem services from the Central HImalayan forests of Uttarakhand. Environmental Managemement 62 (5): 915-958
  • Naudiyal N and Schmerbeck J (2018): Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on frest succession in the mid-montane forests of Central Himalaya. Plant Ecology 219(2):169-183
  • Naudiyal N and Schmerbeck J (2017): Diospyros ebenum, In: Roloff A, Weisberger H, Lang U, Stimm B (Eds.): Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse, Wiley-VHC, Weinheim.
  • Naudiyal N, Schmerbeck J and Gärtner S. (2017): What influences the plant community composition on Delhi ridge? The role played by Prosopis juliflora and anthropogenic disturbances. Tropical Ecology 58(1) 33-43
  • Naudiyal N, Schmerbeck J, (2016): Prosopis juliflora, In: Roloff A, Weisberger H, Lang U, Stimm B (Eds.): Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse, Wiley-VHC, Weinheim.
  • Schmerbeck J. and Fiener P. (2015) Wildfires, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity in Tropical Dry Forest in India. Environmental Management, 56, 355-372 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00267-015-0502-4

  • Oberlack C, La Haela Walter P, Schmerbeck J, Tiwari BK. (2015). Institutions for Sustainable Governance of Forests: Equity, Robustness and Cross-level Interactions in Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya, India. International Journal of the Commons 9(2), 670-698

  • Schmerbeck J. and Fiener P. (2015) Wildfires, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity in Tropical Dry Forest in India. Environmental Management, 56, 355-372 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00267-015-0502-4

  • Schmerbeck, J., Kohli A. and Seeland K. (2015). "Ecosystem services and forest fires in India — Context and policy implications from a case study in Andhra Pradesh." Forest Policy and Economics 50(0): 337-346.
  • Schmerbeck J. and Naudiyal N. (2014): Acacia auriculiformis, In: Roloff, A.; Weisgerber, H.; Lang, U.; Stimm, B. (Eds.): Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 65. Erg. Lfg. 01/14

  • Schmerbeck, J. and Kraus D. (2014): "Wildfires in India: Tools and Hazards", in Paton D., McCaffrey S., Tedim F. and Shroder J.F (eds): Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Elsevier, Amsterdam-Boston, Heidelberg, London, New York, Oxford, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo

  • Schmerbeck J., Pouyet J. and Patnaik S. (2012): Can development interventions reduce human pressure on forest? A case study of a long term observation in India. Conference proceeding, Tropentag 2012, Göttingen, Germany, September 19-21, 2012

  • Kohli A., Schmerbeck J. and Seeland K. (2011): Forest Fires for Domestic and Commercial Use of Ecosystem Services: A Case Study in Andhra Pradesh, South India. Conference paper. Sustaining Commons: sustaining our Future, thirteenth biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. January 10-14 Date: 2011, Hyderabad
  • Bauhus J. & Schmerbeck J. (2010): Silvicultural options to enhance and use forest plantation biodiversity, in Bauhus J., v.d. Meer P. and Kanninen M. (Eds.) Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests, Earth Scan, London∙ Washington DC, p. 96-139#
  • Schmerbeck J. and Seeland K. (2007): Fire supported forest utilisation of a degraded dry forest as a means of sustainable local forest management in Tamil Nadu/South India, Land Use Policy 24, 62–71.
  • Bauhus J and Schmerbeck J. (Hrsg.) (2006): Ecosystem goods and services from planted forests (Abstracts of the scientific forum of the International congress on cultivated forests 3rd – 7th October 2006, Bilbao, Spain). Freiburger Forstliche Forschung Heft 68, 1 –236
  • Bauhus J and Schmerbeck J. (2006): Managing forest plantations for ecosystem goods and services. Aborvitao AV, 31 September 2006.
  • Schmerbeck J. (2004): Auswirkung der menschlichen Nutzung auf die Vielfalt und Struktur der Südindischen Trockenwälder, Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt 4, editor. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn. 
  • Schmerbeck J. and Knoke T. (2003): Auswirkungen der Waldnutzung in einem Waldökosystem in Tamil Nadu, Süd-Indien, in: Waldbau - weltweit, Beiträge zur internationalen Waldbauforschung, Forstliche Forschungsberichte 192/2003, pp. 195-209, editor: Mosandl R., El Kateb H. and Stimm B. 
  • Schmerbeck J. (2003): Patterns of forest use and its influence on degraded dry forests: A case study in Tamil Nadu, South India, Berichte aus Holz- und Forstwirtschaft Shaker Verlag, Aachen.

 

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