Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert JANDL

Bundesamt und Forschungszentrum für Wald
Direktions - Stab
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8
1131 Wien
Tel:  87838-1120
Fax: 87838-1250
robert.jandl(at)bfw.gv.at

http://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms.web?dok=4256

Personal

Date of birth: May 28, 1961 in Vienna
Family: married to Gertrude Jandl since 1985
2 children: Nathalia (* 10/18/82), Johanna (* 11/15/86)

Languages skills: Fluent in English; working knowledge of Spanish

Education

 High School at Kollegium Kalksburg in Vienna (1971-1979); Matura 1979
 Civil Service in 1981
 University:

  • 1982-1987 Landscape Ecology and Landscape Architecture at BOKU; Diploma Thesis 'Pedogenesis of selected soils in high altitudes in the Central Alps', advised by Univ.-Professor W.E.H. Blum; Institute of Soil Science
  • 1985-1989 Forestry at BOKU; Diploma Thesis 'Growth evaluation in young Norway spruce stands', advised by Univ.-Professor H. Sterba; Institute of Forest Yield Research
  • 1989-1992 Dissertation at BOKU; Thesis 'Biogeochemical processes at forest sites with wild garlic (Allium ursinum L.) in the Vienna Woods', advisor: Univ.-Professor G. Glatzel, Institute of Forest Ecolog
  • 2002 Habilitation at BOKU for the topic of Soil Science, assigned to the institutes of Soil Science and Forest Ecology

Professional Career

  • Research Assistant at the Institute of Soil Science and Technical Geology, BOKU, 1982-1984 (Laboratory work on clay minerals; chemical soil analyses for the field trip of the International Soil Science Society, Hamburg 1986)
  • Research Assistant at the Institute of Forest Ecology, BOKU, as a graduate student
  • Consulting work for the Austrian Environmental Protection Agency (UBA) in 1992; project 'Integrated Monitoring'
  • Austrian Forest Research Center, Institute of  Forest Ecology, 1992-2005
  • Research Assistant at Forestry Department (Dr. Phil Sollins) at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1993/94 as a Schroedinger grantee of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)
  • Assistant to the IUFRO Secretary 1999-2001
  • Fulbright Scholar at Colorado State University Ft Collins, CO, USA (Host: Dr Dan Binkley)
  • Directorate Staff of Federal Research and Training Center for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW), Seckendorff-Gudent Weg 8, A-1131 Vienna  (Current Position since 2005)

Teaching

  • University Lecturer at the Institute of Soil Science in Vienna since 1995; Class 'Chemistry of Soil Water'
  • Guest Lectures at Universidad de Austral, Valdivia Chile in fall 2001 (in Spanish)
  • University Lecturer at the Institute of Soil Science in Vienna since 2004; Class 'Soil Science for Landscape Engineers'
  • Fulbright Scholar, Guest Lecturer at Colorado State University in Ft Collins, Natural Resources Lab in spring 2005
  • Guest lecture at Utah State University in Logan (Dr Helga Van Miegroet) on interaction of carbon and nitrogen with respect to carbon sequestration in forest soils
  • Lecturer in Erasmus Program 'Chemistry of the  Rhizosphere' in Vienna and Prague, in May 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Lecturer in ‚Ökosystemdynamik und ihre Auswirkung auf Treibhausgase‘ (UBRM, Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern) at BOKU, annually since 2005
  • Summerschool September 2006 „Experimental assessment of changes in soil organic matter pools in mountain forests'', funded by ESF (http://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms.web?dok=3346)
  • Guest Lecturer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela de Montes; topics: 'La química del agua del suelo'; 'Secuestro de carbono en bosques', in May 2002, March 2003, March 2004, May 2005, May 2006, June 2007 (Erasmus Programme)
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Uppsala, Institute of Forest Ecology (Dr Mats Olsson), June 2004, June 2007 (Erasmus Programme)

Scientific Community Service

  • IUFRO

- Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Division 8 since August 2000

- Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Task Force 'Carbon Sequestration', since June 2001

  • Reviewer

- Marie Curie Mobility Programmes, Marie Curie Research Training Networks (since FP4)

- Scientific Journals (Biogeochemistry, Forest Ecology and Management, Geoderma, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, American Soil Science Society Journal, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution; Journal of Environmental Quality, Austrian Journal of Forest Research, European Journal of Forest Research, Canadian Journal of Forest Research …)

- Book outline reviews (Springer Verlag)

- European Science Foundation: Evaluation of proposals

- Irish Science Foundation (2004, 2005, 2007) and other national science foundations

- Opponent committee of Dr Sara N. at Sundsvall, Mid Sweden University- Project Review of LUSTRA; Swedish Science Foundation, Uppsala, 2006

  • Advisory Board on European Mountain Ecosystems, European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen (2008)
  • Advisory Committee South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (since 2009)
  • Memberships in Austrian and American Soil Science Societies
  • Organization of field trips for a cooperative project between the University of Uppsala (SLU) and the University of Raleigh North Carolina (Dr Mats Olsson)

Organization of international conferences

Technical Committee of the conference ‚Magnesiummangel in mitteleuropäischen Waldökosystemen' (organized by Univ.-Professor Glatzel; Salzburg 1991)

Technical Committee of the conference 'Soil Behaviour in Space and Time' (organized by Univ.-Professor W.E.H. Blum; Vienna 1997)

Technical Committee of the Icobte (5 th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements), organized by BOKU and the American Soil Science Society.

Management of database and preparation of proceedings for the XXI IUFRO World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organization of the ''Taller Internacional sobre secuestro de carbono'' in Mérida, Venezuela, as joint meeting of IUFRO WP 8.01 and 8.02; July 16- 17, 2001

Organizer of  'Ecological and Economic Benefits of Mountain Forests', Innsbruck, Austria, Sept 15-18, 2002, International Year of Mountains

International Conference 'Water and Society - Needs, challenges and restrictions', Vienna, Austria, Nov 19-12, 2003, International Year of the Water

Organisation of Workshops of COST Actions E-21 and 639

Summerschool 'Experimental assessment of changes in soil organic matter pools in mountain forests', supported by ESF, September 2006 in Obergurgl

COST Strategic Workshop Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, April 2008 in Innsbruck

Scientific Committee of RootRap, September 2009 in Vienna

Work with students

Edith Haslinger – graduation in fall 2000; Co-Adviser with Franz Ottner (Inst. Geology, BOKU); establishment of contacts to Prof.  Ulla Lundström, Mid Sweden University for 1-year visit; ‘effect of light organic acids on soil formation’

Timotej Misic – graduation in fall 2002;  Co-Adviser with Franz Ottner (Inst. Geology, BOKU); "nutrient release by chemical rock weathering – application of the model PROFILE"

Project work with Hannes Spögler - graduation in fall 2002; establishment of contacts to Jiri Simunek (USDA Soil Salinity Lab, Riverside, Ca for 1-year visit; mastering the soil hydrological model Hydrus1D

Advisor of Susana Perez – graduation summer 2005 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Prof. Agustín Rubio Sanchez); ‘Modelling forest carbon dynamics with CO2Fix’

Carlos Gonzalo de Aranoa - graduation in summer 2006 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Prof. Agustín Rubio Sanchez); ‘Stability of soil organic matter along an elevational gradient’

Eugenio Diáz-Pines de los Mozos – graduation in summer 2005 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Prof. Agustín Rubio Sanchez); ‘Root decay in a trenching experiment’

Pilar Gorría Serrano – graduation in 2007 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Prof. Agustín Rubio Sanchez); "Influencia de la fertilización con Nitrógeno en la respiración del suelo, Navafría’"

Supervisor of doctoral student Mag. Andreas Schindlbacher – graduation in 2008

Christian Mikovits (BOKU), Bachelor thesis on "Carbon cycle in a mountain forest"– spring 2009

Philipp Schöftner (BOKU), Master’s thesis on ‘Biogeochemistry of a mountain forest’ – in progress

Advice of Susana Perez, Carlos Gonzalo de Aranoa and Eugenio Diáz-Pines de los Mozos in Short-Term Scientific Missions of COST 639 in 2007 and 2009

Projects

Factual setting: the former Forest Research Center (Forstliche Bundesversuchsanstalt, FBVA) was not entitled to secure external funding. During that time project proposals were developed in cooperation with external colleagues. These colleagues assumed the role of the Principal Investigator. Due acknowledgement of the personal contribution is reflected in the publications and project reports.

1997-1999 Changes of soil chemical properties due to atmospheric deposition; Methods of soil amelioration; ‘Diagnoseprofil’ (supported by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; 1997-1999) 

1998-2002 EU Project FP4 ‘Changes in tree nutrition due to changes in forest management practices – Recognition)

1998-2000 Identification of site degradations by means of soil chemical properties; Project awarded to Dr. Christian Riedler (sYs-an) by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, 1998-2000)

1999-2001, 2001-2003 Nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems; hydrological modelling (Projects Achenkirch and NBM, supported by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management)

2001-2003 Chemical rock weathering in forest soils; Project awarded to Dr Franz Ottner,  Institute of Geology, BOKU by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water

2002-2005 Carbon dynamics of forest ecosystems (EU-project CarboInvent, PI Dr Bernhard Schlamadinger; Project partner BFW (R Jandl project management and scientific work of BFW contribution)

2003-2007 Carbon dynamics of forest soils (Soil warming experiment Achenkirch, awarded to Univ-Prof Gerhard Glatzel by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water (R Jandl project management, project supervision and scientific work of BFW contribution)

2006-2007 Kohlenstoffvorrat im Auflagehumus des österreichischen Waldbodens, supported by Section of Environment of Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water (R Jandl entire project)

2006-2008 Acción Integrada between Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Dr Agustin Rubio Sanchez) and BFW (R Jandl project coordinator)

2006-2010 COST Action 639 Greenhouse gas budget of soils under changing climate and land use (BurnOut); R Jandl Action Coordinator

2007-2008 Soil carbon dynamics at the timberline. StartClim.2007.D, supported by the Ministry of Sciences (R Jandl project coordinator)

2007-2010 Soil warming experiment Achenkirch. Supported by Austrian Science Foundation (R Jandl project coordinator).

2007-2010 Abschätzung des Kohlenstoffvorrates im Boden der für Artikel 3.3. und 3.4. „Forest Management“ relevanten Flächen anhand eines Simulationsmodell für Waldbodenkohlenstoff, supported by Section of Environment of Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water (R Jandl project coordinator)

2007-2010 MICDIF – Linking microbial diversity and ecosystem functions across scales and interfaces (National Research Network), awarded to Dr A Richter by Austrian Science Foundation (FWF); (R Jandl small contribution, mainly expertise on soil processes)

2008-2009 Nachhaltigkeitskriterien bei der Standortswahl eines Biomassenheizkraftwerkes, supported by Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank (R Jandl project coordinator)

2008-2010 Carbon dynamics of spruce, beech, and oak forests assessed in several chronosequences (Project awarded to Prof H Hager by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water; R Jandl has small scientific contribution)

2009-2010 Carbon dynamics at the long-term research site Zöbelboden; submitted to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water (R Jandl project coordinator); decision pending

2009-2012 MANFRED - Management strategies to adapt Alpine Space forests to climate change risks (Interreg Project Alpine Space; R Jandl work package leader; coordination Marc Hanewinkel, Freiburg/Br)

2010-2013 Soil carbon dynamics in timberline ecotones (Obergurgl, Tyrol); in preparation 

Reviewed Publications

1996
Jandl, R. (1996), 'Magnesiumversorgung der österreichischen Wälder', Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 113, 71-82.

Jandl, R. (1996), 'Magnesiumdüngungsexperiment Sulzberg', Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 113, 131-154.

Jandl, R. (1996), 'Gefässversuche mit Magnesiumdüngern', Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 113, 115-130.

1997
Jandl, R. (1997), Biodegradation of natural organic matter - interaction with metals, in J. Drozd; S.S. Gonet; N. Senesi & J. Weber, ed., 'The role of humic substances in the ecosystems and in environmental protection', Polish Society of Humic Substances, Wroclaw, Poland, Biblioteka Narodowa, pp. 379-384.

Jandl, R.; Kopeszki, H. & Glatzel, G. (1997), 'Effect of a dense Allium ursinum (L.) Ground Cover on Nutrient Dynamics and Mesofauna of a Fagus sylvatica (L.) Woodland', Plant and Soil 187, 245-255.

Jandl, R. & Sollins, P. (1997), 'Water Extractable Soil Carbon in Relation to Belowground Carbon Dynamics', Biology and Fertility of Soils 25, 196-201.

Jandl, R.; Wenzel, W. & Katzensteiner, K. (1997), 'Untersuchung der chemischen Qualität des Bodenwassers -- Arbeitsmethoden und aktueller Stand der Projekte in Österreich', Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 114, 25-48.

1998
Jandl, R. (1998), 'Modeling Processes in Forest Soils - problems, simplifications and caveats', Ecological Engineering 10, 33-51.

Jandl, R. & Riedler, C. (1998), 'Nachweisbarkeit der Veränderung des chemischen Waldbodenzustands', Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 114, 49-62.

1999
Jandl, R.; Fürhacker, M.; Weingartner, A. & Pollak, M. (1999), 'Abschätzung der Eignung eines Bodens zur Aufbringung von Klärschlamm', Die Bodenkultur 50, 83-91.

Jandl, R. & Sletten, R. S. (1999), ‘Mineralization of forest soil carbon: interaction with metals’, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 162, 623-629.

2000
Jandl, R.; Anglberger, H.; Reh, M. & Halmschlager, E. (2000), 'Auswirkung von Düngemassnahmen auf einen sekundären Fichtenbestand im Kobernauserwald mit Symptomen des Fichten-Triebsterbens', Die Bodenkultur 51, 247-258.

2001
Jandl, R. (2001), 'Secuestro de carbono en bosques - el papel del suelo', Revista Forestal Iberoamericana 1, 57-62.

Jandl, R.; Glatzel, G.; Katzensteiner, K. & Eckmuellner, O. (2001), 'Amelioration of magnesium deficiency in a Norway spruce stand (Picea abies) with calcined magnesite', Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 125, 1-17.

Jandl, R. & Herzberger, E. (2001), 'Is soil chemistry an indicator of tree nutrition and stand productivity?'  Die Bodenkultur 52, 155-163.

Riedler, C. & Jandl, R. (2002), 'Identification of degraded forest soils by means of a fuzzy-logic based model', Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 165, 320-325.

2002
Herman, F.; Smidt, S.; Englisch, M.; Feichtinger, F.; Gerzabek, M.; Haberhauer, G.; Jandl, R.; Kalina, M. & Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. (2002), 'Investigations of nitrogen fluxes and pools on a limestone site in the Alps', Environmental Science and Pollution Research Special Issue 2, 46-52.

Herman, F.; Smidt, S.; Englisch, M.; Gärtner, M.; Jandl, R.; Mutsch, F. & Gattermayr, W. (2002), 'Nitrogen fluxes on an intensive investigation plot in the North Tyrolean Limestone Alps', Environmental Science and Pollution Research Special Issue 2, 3-9.

Jandl, R.; Spögler, H.; Simunek, J. & Heng, L. K. (2002), 'Simulation of soil hydrology and establishment of a nitrogen budget of a mountain forest', Environmental Science and Pollution

Research Special Issue 2, 42-45.

Jandl, R.; Starlinger, F.; Englisch, M.; Herzberger, E. & Johann, E. (2002), 'Long-term effect of a forest amelioration experiment', Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32, 120-128.

Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S.; Hahn, M.; Meger, S. & Jandl, R. (2002), 'Nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching in relation to microbial biomass dynamics in beech forest soil', Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34, 823-832.

2003
Jandl, R.; Kopeszki, H.; Bruckner, A. & Hager, H. (2003), 'Forest soil chemistry and mesofauna 20 years after an amelioration fertilization', Restoration Ecology 11, 239-246.

2004
van Oijen, M. & Jandl, R. (2004), 'Nitrogen fluxes in two Norway spruce stands in Austria: An analysis by means of process-based modeling', Austrian Journal of Forest Research 121, 167-182.

Jandl, R.; Alewell, C. & Prietzel, J. (2004), 'Calcium losses in European forest soils', Soil Science Society America Journal 68, 588-595.

Jandl, R.; Rubio-Sanchez, A. & Blanco-Andray, A. (2004), 'Cambios en la química de los suelos forestales de centroeuropa: acidificación y eutroficación', Ecologia 18, 285-295.

Jandl, R.; Hager, H.; Loiskandl, W.; Gerzabek, M.; Mauser, H.; Moog, O. & Richter, H., ed. (2004), Water and society - needs, challenges, and restrictions, Forstliche Schriftenreihe der Universität für Bodenkultur Österreichische Gesellschaft für Waldökosystemforschung und experimentelle Baumforschung, Wien.

2005
Harrison, R.; Prietzel, J. & Jandl, R. (2005), Nutritional management of coniferous forests, in Folke Andersson, ed.,'Ecosystems of the World - Vol 6 Coniferous Forests', Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 485-501.

Jandl, R. & Rubio-Sanchez, A. (2005), 'Sostenibilidad del secuestro de carbono en ecosistemas forestales', Cuadernos de la Sociedad Espa?ola de Ciencias Forestales 20(2), 259-271.

Neumann, M. & Jandl, R. (2005), 'Derivation of locally valid estimators of the aboveground biomass of Norway spruce', European Journal of Forest Research 124, 125-131.

Schindlbacher, A.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. & Jandl, R. (2005), 'Experimental soil warming effects on forest soil CO2 release: a new measuring system with high temporal resolution', International Forestry Review 7(5), 79.

2006
Jandl, R.; Lindner, M.; Vesterdal, L.; Bauwens, B.; Baritz, R.; Hagedorn, F.; Johnson, D. W.; Minkkinen, K. & Byrne, K. A. (2006), 'How strongly can forest management influence soil carbon?', Geoderma 137(3-4), 253-268.

Van Miegroet, H. V. & Jandl, R. (2006), 'Are nitrogen-fertilized forest soils sinks or sources of carbon?', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-006-9410-7.

2007
Herman, F.; Smidt, S.; Butterbach-Bahl, K.; Englisch, M.; Gebetsroither, E.; Jandl, R.; Katzensteiner, K.; Lexer, M.; Strebl, F. & Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. (2007), 'Modeling of Nitrogen Dynamics in an Austrian Alpine Forest Ecosystem on Calcareous Soils: A Scenario-Based Risk Assessment under Changing Environmental Conditions', The Scientific World Journal 7 (Suppl 1), 159-165.

Jandl, R.; Neumann, M. & Eckmüllner, O. (2007), 'Productivity changes in Austrian forests - Results of the Recognition project', Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 170, 1-9.

Jandl, R.; Vesterdal, L.; Olsson, M.; Bens, O.; Badeck, F. & Rock, J. (2007), 'Carbon sequestration and forest management', CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 2 (017), 1-16.

Schindlbacher, A.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S.; Glatzel, G. & Jandl, R. (2007), 'Winter soil respiration from an Austrian mountain forest', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 146, 205-215.

2008
de los Mozos, E. D.-P. L.; Schindlbacher, A.; Jandl, R. & Rubio-Sánchez, A. (2008), 'El “trenching” como método de separación de las componentes de la respiración de suelos forestales', Cuad. Soc. Esp. Cienc. For. 25, 161-166.

Jandl, R.; Herman, F.; Smidt, S.; Butterbach-Bahl, K.; Englisch, M.; Katzensteiner, K.; Lexer, M.; Strebl, F. & Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. (2008), 'Nitrogen dynamics of a mountain forest on dolomitic limestone – A scenario-based risk assessment', Environmental Pollution 155(3), 512-516.

Jandl, R.; Wieser, G.; Hagedorn, F. & Schindlbacher, A. (2008), Greenhouse gas emissions from temperate mountain forests, Managing Forest Ecosystems 17, Springer Verlag, Berlin, chapter 4, pp. 41-62.

Schindlbacher, A.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S.; Kitzler, B. & Jandl, R. (2008), 'Experimental forest soil warming: response of autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration to a short-term 10°C temperature rise', Plant and Soil 303, 323-330.

2009
de los Mozos, E. D.-P. L.; Schindlbacher, A.; Pfeffer, M.; Jandl, R.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. & Rubio, A. (2009), 'Root trenching: a useful tool to estimate autotrophic soil respiration? A case study in an Austrian mountain forest', European Journal of Forest Research. accepted

Jandl, R.; Van Miegroet, H.; Ac, A. & Pokorny, R. (2009), Transfer of Forestry Expertise Between Mountain Regions' Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions', Innsbruck University Press, alpine space – man & environment vol 7, 103-114.

Schindlbacher, A.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. & Jandl, R. (2009), 'Carbon losses due to soil warming: Do autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration respond equally?', Global Change Biology 15, 901–913.