Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

Maria Knüpffer


Maria Knüpffer, M.Sc. Forest Sciences




Personal Data
Date and place of birth: September 22, 1985 in Halberstadt
Scientific focus: Mire Ecology,Natural Forest Dynamics, Restoration Ecology, Botany



10/2010 – 02/2013
Master studies (M.Sc.) in Forest Sciences at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Focus on Nature Conservation in Forests
Title of Master Thesis: “Assessment of the restoration potential of forest mires in the Burgwald (Northern Hesse) using the decision support system DSS-WAMOS”
09/2012 – 01/2013
Erasmus semester at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala
09/2006 – 08/2009
Undergraduate studies “International Forest Ecosystem Management“ at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (University of Applied Sciences)
Title of Bachelor Thesis: „Estimation of lying dead wood volumes in a conservation area in Estonia using Airborne Laser Scaninng”
Work Experiences/Internships
Since 01/2013
Scientific collaborator at the project "KIRMO -Ecosystem functions and climate relevance of mires in Kyrgyz highlands – inventory of existing mires and assessment of their land use status as a basis for climate-smart pasture management" at the Division of Soil Science and Site Science at the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture at the Humboldt-University of Berlin
06/2010 – 09/2010
Mapping of Estonian wetland biotopes within the project “Estonian Mires Inventory Completion for Maintaining Biodiversity“
10/2008 – 02/2009
Internship at the State Nature Conservation Centre of Estonia, Pärnu-Viljandi region
Data collection and analysis within the research on natural forests, focus on estimation of dead wood variables using Airborne Laser Scanning Data (ALS)
08/2005 – 07/2007
Ecological Voluntary Service at Soomaa National Park, Southwest Estonia
German Peat Society (DGMT)
International Peat Society (IPS)
German-Estonian Environmental Education Associations Mitwelt e.V. and Tipu Nature School (Tipu Looduskool)
Soomaa Friends Society (Soomaa Sõprade Selts)
Society for the conservation and recultivation of crop plants in Brandenburg (VERN) e.V.