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Dorothea Frank

Scientific Coordination and Project Management at BGI
room: C2.012b (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576284
email: dfrank(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de

professional background | my work at BGI | Research interests | Publications


Professional background

  • Scientific Coordination and Project Management at Department Biogeochemical Integration
  • Coordination office of EU projects MOVIMAN, REDESC and URB-AL city network ”Control of Urban Mobility” (2002-2006); Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Germany; Local coordination of IMPETUS-Moroco; University of Cologne (2001-2002)
  • Land use planning, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Management of Native Forests, Ecotourism; IFANOS Chile (1998-2001)
  • Lecturer, Department of Forestry, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile (1997-2001)
  • Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth, Germany (1998)
  • Diploma in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany (1994)


... more about my professional background at Curriculum vitae ...


My work at BGI

Since 2006 I work at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany

My main current tasks are in the field of

  • Direct work for Department Director
information retrieval, organization, management, coordination support [talks, outreach, pannels, projects, reporting, conferences,workshops etc.]
  • Scientific Coordination and Project Management at BGI
~ proposal writing & proof reading support (EU, BMBF, DFG; foundations)
~ information retrieval, e.g. 3rd party funding, weekly/monthly research highlights (e.g. Science, Nature, PNAS ...) etc.
~ organizational support, webpage etc.
  • (Co-) Organization of scientific conferences
~ 2019 Herrenhausen Conference Extreme climate events: enhancing societal resilience for reaching SDG goals (in preparation)
  • (Co-) Organization of workshops (selection)
~ 2018 November 15th and 16th, Working Group Societal resilience and climate extremes Rundgespräch (workshop) Climate Resilience, DFG Geschäftsstelle, Berlin, Germany
~ 2018 February 9th, Roundtable Societal resilience and climate extremes at 3rd German Future Earth Summit, Umweltforum Berlin, Germany
  • Current projects
~ scientific coordination and project mangagement of DKN Future Earth Arbeitsgruppe Societal resilience and climate extremes



Research projects at MPI-BGC

Climate extremes are one of the major future threats to society, as recognized by several international bodies. Yet, it is difficult to conceive the question: “Which instabilities, tipping points and risk cascades are most likely emerging from the interaction of future climate extremes with ecological and societal systems?”. DKN Future Earth Arbeitsgruppe Societal resilience and climate extremes (scientific coordination and project mangagement, 2017-2019)

Extreme events in climate and society have worldwide strong impacts on coupled socio-ecological systems. Researchers and societies are challenged by unresolved questions. E3S Extreme Events and Environments from climate to Society , a Future Earth cluster initiative to support global sustainable development. (Scientific Project Management & coordination, 2014-2016)

Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties – towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index BACI, an EU H2020 project (WP1 lead 4/2015 - 5/2017)

CARBO-Extreme The terrestrial Carbon cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes a Pan-European synthesis [6/2009-5/2013] (Scientific Project Management, work package leader)

CIRCE Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment [4/2007 - 3/2011] (EU FP6) (Scientist)


Research Interests:

  • Scientific Project Management and Coordination
  • Extremes & Carbon Cycle
  • Old-growth forests, natural resources & sustainable land use planning

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Sippel, S., Reichstein, M., Ma, X., Mahecha, M.D., Lange, H., Flach, M., Frank, D. (2018) Drought, Heat, and the Carbon Cycle: a Review. Current Climate Change Reports (Online First Articles). DOI:10.1007/s40641-018-0103-4

Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Thonicke, K., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Smith, P., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Babst, F., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Canadell, J.G., Ciais, P., Cramer, W., Ibrom, A., Miglietta, F., Poulter, B., Rammig, A., Seneviratne, S.I., Walz, A., Wattenbach, M., Zavala, M.A., Zscheischler, J. (2015) Effects of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle: concepts, processes and potential future impacts. Global Change Biology 21, 2861-2880. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12916

Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Ciais, P., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Seneviratne, S.I., Zscheischler, J., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Frank, D.C., Papale, D., Rammig, A., Smith, P., Thonicke, K., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Walz, A. and Wattenbach, M. (2013) Climate extremes and the carbon cycle Nature, 500, 287–295. doi:10.1038/nature12350.

Kattge, J. et 133 others incl. Frank,D. (2011) TRY - a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology, 17, 2905-2935.

Beer C., Ciais P., Reichstein M., Baldocchi D., Law B.E., Papale D., Soussana J.-F., Ammann C., Buchmann N., Frank D., Gianelle D., Janssens I.A., Knohl A., Köstner B., Moors E., Roupsard O., Verbeeck H., Vesala T., Williams C. A., Wohlfahrt G.(2009) Temporal and among-site variability of inherent water use efficiency at the ecosystem level. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB2018, doi:10.1029/2008GB003233.

Frank, D. & Finckh, M. (1997): Impactos de las plantaciones de pino oregón sobre la vegetación y el suelo en la zona centro-sur de Chile Rev.Chil.Hist.Nat. 70/2, p.191-211. Chile, 1997

Book chapters

Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Miglietta, F. and Pereira, J.S. (2013) Impact of climate variability and extremes on the carbon cycle of the Mediterranean region. In: Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean (RACCM). Volume 2. Agriculture, Forest and Ecosystem Services and People, Part III (Navarra, A. and Tubiana, L. (Eds.)), Advances in Global Change Research, Vol. 51. Springer, New York, 407 pp.

Frank D, Finckh M, Wirth C (2009) Impacts of land use on habitat functions of old-growth forests and their biodiversity. In: Old-Growth Forests: Function, Fate and Value (Wirth, C., Gleixner, G. and Heimann, M. (Eds.)), 429-450 pp. Ecological Studies, Vol. 207, Springer, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, 512 pp.

Wirth, C., Messier, C., Bergeron, Y., Frank, D. and Fankhänel, A. (2009) Old-growth forest definitions: a pragmatic view. In: Old-Growth Forests: Function, Fate and Value (Wirth, C., Gleixner, G. and Heimann, M. (Eds.)), 11-33 pp. Ecological Studies, Vol. 207, Springer, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, 512 pp.

Frank, D. & Finckh, M. (1999): Laurophyllisation of temperate forests in southern Chile. In: KLOETZLI, W. & WALTHER, G.R.: Recent shifts in Vegetation boundaries of deciduous forests, especially due to general global warming. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1999



Technical Reports and others

2006 MOVIMAN (area related mobility management in commercial and industrial areas) final report 2006 and annual report 2005
2005 REDESC - Wiedernutzung kontaminierter Flächen für eine nachhaltige Stadtinnenentwicklung.
FRANK, D. & FINCKH, M. (2000): Evaluación de la Factibilidad de un Sistema de Indicadores de Sitios en la R.N. Valdivia. Informe para la Deutschen Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ GmbH), 2000.
Frank, D. & Finckh, M. (2000): Estudio sobre bioindicación del grado de alteración de los bosques de la reserva nacional Valdivia. Documento Técnico Chile Forestal 1/2.
FRANK, D. & FINCKH, M. (2000): Identificación de áreas de crecimiento en la X Región. Informe para GTZ GmbH.
FRANK, FINCKH, VALENZUELA, ZUÑIGA; ALBERS, MUÑOZ, SILVA, VASQUEZ y ULLOA (1999): Estudio Plan Regulador Comunal de Galvarino. Diagnóstico
FINCKH, FRANK y HOFFMANN (1999): Replanteo del Plan de Manejo del Parque Nacional Villarrica
FRANK, FINCKH, VALENZUELA, ZUÑIGA; ALBERS, MUÑOZ, SILVA, VASQUEZ y ULLOA (1999): Estudio Plan Regulador Comunal de Galvarino. Alternativas de Desarrollo y Estructuración Física
FINCKH, M., FRANK, D. & SALAS, E: (1999): Estudio de Paisaje Reserva Nacional Valdivia. Proyecto de Manejo del Bosque Nativo (CONAF/ GTZ) encargado por la Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF). Informe final
FINCKH, H., JIMENEZ, J: & FRANK, D. (1999): Catastro de Flora y Fauna del Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta. Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) IX Región. Informe de Avance
FRANK, D. (1999): Descripción del Recorrido Puelo – PN Hornopiren –Rïo Negro y de su potencial ecoturístico. Proyecto Ecoturísmo X.Región Chile
Frank, D. (1998): Umweltauswirkungen des Landnutzungswandels in der IX.Region Chiles – Untersuchung von Waldökosystemen und forstlichen Monokulturen am Beispiel der Umgebung Temucos -. Mensch&Buch Verlag. Berlin, 1998
FINCKH, M., FRANK, D., BRAM, P., NEIRA, Y. & ALBERS, C. (1998): Monografía de diagnóstico de situación y potencial ambiental productivo de la Comuna de Nueva Imperial. p.230. Informe para la Municipalidad de Nva.Imperial y SUBDERE. Temuco, Chile
FRANK, D. & FINCKH, M. (1998): Estudio sobre Bioindicación del Grado de Alteración de los Bosques de la Reserva Nacional Valdivia. Informe final para CONAF / GTZ, Santiago de Chile
FINCKH, FRANK, VERA, ALTAMIRANO, LEMUÑIR, ALBERS y SAAVEDRA (1998): Estudio de los Recursos Naturales de la Comuna de Nueva Imperial y su Relación con el Medio Ambiente - PROPUESTA DE ORDENAMIENTO TERRITORIAL
Frank, D. (1997): Pine plantations and Southern Temperate Forests - Ecological Consecuences of Land Use Changes in South Chile. Noticiero de Biología, Vol.5 N°1, p.100. Chile, 1997
Frank, D. (1996): Umweltprobleme Südchiles: Waldzerstörung und -fragmentierung als Folgen des Landnutzungswandels in Südchile“. Hispanorama 74, p.50-56., 1996
FINCKH, M., FRANK, D., THOMAS, S., PAULSCH, A. & MÖLLER, A.(1995): Análisis de las comunidades boscosas del Parque Nacional Villarrica (IX Región, Chile) y sus consecuencias para la conservación del patrimonio natural. Informe final para Conaf, IX Región. Temuco, Chile


Curriculum Vitae:

since 08/2013 Scientific Coordination and Project Management at Department Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany
2009-2013 Scientific Project Management CARBO-Extreme (FP7-project http://www.carbo-extreme.eu) at the MDI Group, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany
2008-2009 Scientist at the Biogeochemical Model-Data Integration Group (MDI), Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany
2007-2008 Research assistant at the Groups Organismic Biogeochemistry and Biogeochemical Model-Data Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany
2004-2006 Coordination office of EU-founded projects MOVIMAN (area related mobility management in commercial and industrial areas) and REDESC (Rehabilitation of contaminated sites in inner urban areas); Stuttgart
2002-2003 Coordination office, EU-founded (URB-AL) city network ”Control of Urban Mobility”; Stuttgart
2001-2002 Local coordination of IMPETUS-Moroco - An integrated approach to the efficient management of scarce water resources in West Africa; University of Cologne
1998- 2001 Consulting activities for IFANOS Chile S.A. in Land use planning, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Management of Native Forests and Ecotourism projects (for GTZ, DED, CONAF, FOSIS, Municipalities, MINVU etc.)
1999 Translator (Spanish-German) in training courses for GOPA and GTZ
1997 - 2001 University lecturer, Department of Forestry, University « Universidad de La Frontera », Temuco, Chile (Ecology, Soil Science etc.)
1998 Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth, Germany
1995-1998 Scientific Assistant, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1994 Diploma in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1993, 1994 Lecturer in training courses “environmental planning and management” for IFANOS (Nürnberg, Germany), Carl Duisberg G. e.V and MIDEPLAN (Santiago de Chile)

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