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Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Torsten Winfried Berger

Institute of Forest Ecology
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
torsten.berger(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-91217

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ORCID: 0000-0002-5614-5888

Curr. Vitae

2020 - Visiting teacher at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
2012 - 2018 Deputy (Institute of Forest Ecology)
2000 - Habilitation for the subject: "Biogeochemistry and Forest Nutrition". Thesis: "Reaction of forest ecosystems to changing chemical climate - experiments and publications"
1994-1996 - Schrödinger Fellowship, Institute of Ecosystem Studies (IES), USA
1992 - Successful graduation of the ministerial exam for the Higher Forest Management (embodied in the Austrian forestry law), Ossiach, October 1992
1989 - 1991 Doctoral study at the Boku University, Vienna, graduation: academic degree of "Doktor der Bodenkultur Dr.nat.techn.)" with the thesis: "Investigations on oak decline: Aspects of nutrient budgets in oak forests in the northeastern region of Lower Austria with special regard to the deposition of atmospheric pollutants" (mark: very good, final doctoral exam: cum laude), November 1991
1988 - 1990 Postgraduate study of "Technical Environmental Protection", specialized in air pollution, Boku University and Technical University, Vienna, (mark: cum laude), March 1990
1982 - 1988 Study at the Faculty of Forestry, Boku University, Vienna, Graduation: academic degree of "Diplom-Ingenier" (diploma-engineer), March 1988

Statistik Austria, science classification

ecological system research; harmful substance deposition; forest ecology;

Expertise

nutrient budget of forests; biogeochemistry;

Awards

2020 Visiting Erskine Teaching Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
2000 Klaus Fischer Innovationspreis für Technik und Umwelt
1998 Preis der Stiftung 120 Jahre Universität für Bodenkultur
1987 Preis der Prof. Anton Kurir-Stiftung

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2014 - Austrian Soil Science Society
member
2007 - Österreichischer Forstverein (ÖFV)
member
2004 - EFI Regional Project Center ConForest
member
2000 - Austrian Society for Forest Ecosystems Research and Experimental Tree Research
treasurer
1994 - Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study
member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2019 - Science of the Total Environment
2017 - Ecosystems
2013 - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
2010 - Soil Biology & Biochemistry
2010 - Journal of Arid Environments
2008 - Annals of Forest Science
2007 - European Journal of Forest Research
2007 - Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
2007 - Austrian Journal of Forest Sciences
2006 - Trees-Structure and Function
2006 - Australian Journal of Botany
2006 - Canadian Journal of Forest Research
2006 - Ecoscience
2000 - Plant and Soil
2000 - New Phytologist
2000 - Journal of Geochemical Exploration
2000 - Journal of Environmental Quality
2000 - Forest Ecology and Management
2000 - Biogeochemistry
2000 - Atmospheric Environment
2000 - Water air and Soil Pollution

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2005 - Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank - Austria
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