Somidh Saha

Dr. rer. nat. Somidh Saha

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

Thematic focus

  • Social-ecological resilience
  • Forest transformation
  • Restoration silviculture and forest ecology
  • Urban forestry and ecology
  • Biomass and bioenergy

Methodological focus

  • Quantification of ecosystem services and trade-off analyses
  • Meta-analysis
  • Participatory and constructive technology assessment
  • Forest inventory
  • Questionnaire survey and public perception analysis

Current positions

On the Internet

Scientific networks:
ResearchGate

   

Professional background

2000 - 2003 B.Sc. in Zoology (Honours), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
2003 - 2005 M.Sc. in Forestry (Management and Economics), Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India
2005 - 2008 Forester, Centre-in-Charge, The Bamra Forest Centre, BILT Pulp and Paper (Unit - Sewa), Odisha, India
2008 - 2012 Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.) in Forestry, University of Freiburg, Germany (DAAD Fellowship)
2013 - 2016 Scientist at University of Freiburg, Germany
since 2017 Scientist at ITAS, KIT, Germany

Selected publications

(Please visit my ResearchGate profile to see the full list of publications.)

Cueva, J.; Almeida I.Y.; Fröhlich, K., Dermann, A. F.; Dermann, F., Köhler, M.; Grossmann, J.; Meier, W.; Bauhus, J.;Schröder, D., Sardemann, G.; Thomas, C.; Romero Carnicero, A.; Saha, S.
Synergies and tradeoffs in ecosystem services from urban and peri-urban forests and their implication to sustainable city design and planning. Sustainable Cities and Society, 82, 103903
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2210670722002256

Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.; Saha, S.
Converting monospecific into mixed forests - Stakeholders' views on ecosystem services in the Black Forest Region. Ecology and Society 26(4):28
https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol26/iss4/art28/

Beckmann-Wübbelt, A.; Fricke, A.; Sebesvari, Z.; Almeida, I.; Fröhlich, K.; Saha, S. (2021)
High public appreciation for cultural ecosystem services of urban and peri-urban forests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable Cities and Society, 74, 103240
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2210670721005175

Chakraborty, T., Saha, S., Matzarakis, A., Reif, A. (2017)
Influence of multiple biotic and abiotic factors on the crown die-back of European beech trees at their drought limit. Flora, 229: 58 - 70
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S036725301733133X

Sohn, JA.; Saha, S.; Bauhus, J. (2016)
Potential of forest thinning to mitigate drought stress: a meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management, 380, 261 - 273
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378112716304029

Publications


2022
Journal Articles
Cueva, J.; Almeida, I. A.; Fröhlich, K.; Dermann, A. F.; Dermann, F.; Köhler, M.; Grossmann, J.; Meier, W.; Bauhus, J.; Schröder, D.; Sardemann, G.; Thomas, C.; Carnicero, A. R.; Saha, S.
Synergies and tradeoffs in ecosystem services from urban and peri-urban forests and their implication to sustainable city design and planning
2022. Sustainable cities and society, 82, 103903. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2022.103903
Conference Papers
Saha, S.; Matzarakis, A.; Albrecht, A.; Fricke, A.; Collet, F.; Almeida, I.; Hirsch, M.; Gangwisch, M.; Cueva-Giron, J. M.; Köhler, M.; Beckmann-Wübbelt, A.; Schobert, M.; Fröhlich, K.; Trenks, H.; Parodi, O.; Böddeker, H.; Kienzler, U.; Reuter, M.
Inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches to increase the resilience of urban and peri-urban forests (UPFs) to climate change impacts - lessons learned from the first phase of the “GreenLung” (“GrüneLunge”) project, Germany
2022. UFFU 2022 : International Conference Leuven : Urban Forests, Forest Urbanisms, and Global Warming: Developing Greener, Cooler and more Resilient Cities : Book of Abstracts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) 
Posters
2021
Books
Fricke, A.; Noel, A.; Trenks, H.; Eberhagen, I.; Frank, R.; Senk, M.; Wolff, U.; Mayus, M.; Reuter, M.; Saha, S.
Naturnahes Gärtnern: Mein Beitrag zum Erhalt der Artenvielfalt und zur Verbesserung des Stadtklimas : Info-Broschüre aus dem Projekt GrüneLunge
2021. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 
Fricke, A.; Trenks, H.; Frank, R.; Eberhagen, I.; Senk, M.; Reuter, M.; Saha, S.; Wolff, U.
Naturnahe Gärten - Mein Beitrag zum Erhalt der Artenvielfalt
2021. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 
Journal Articles
Beckmann-Wübbelt, A.; Fricke, A.; Sebesvari, Z.; Yakouchenkova, I. A.; Fröhlich, K.; Saha, S.
High public appreciation for the cultural ecosystem services of urban and peri‑urban forests during the COVID-19 pandemic
2021. Sustainable Cities and Society, 74, Art.-Nr.: 103240. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2021.103240
Presentations
Almeida, I.; Fricke, A.; Saha, S.; Fröhlich, K.; Cueva, J.
Wie kann man Ökosystemleistungen von Bäumen messen?
2021. EFFEKTE im Juni: Von Digitalbauern, Mischwäldern und Nachhaltigkeit (2021), Online, June 15, 2021 
Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.; Saha, S.
Mischwälder und ihre Bedeutung für eine nachhaltige Forstwirtschaft
2021. EFFEKTE im Juni: Von Digitalbauern, Mischwäldern und Nachhaltigkeit (2021), Online, June 15, 2021 
Fricke, A.; Beckmann-Wübbelt, A.; Saha, S.; Almeida, I.
Kulturelle Ökosystemdienstleistungen von Bäumen in Karlsruhe
2021. EFFEKTE im Juni: Von Digitalbauern, Mischwäldern und Nachhaltigkeit (2021), Online, June 15, 2021 
2020
Journal Articles
2019
Presentations
Almeida, I.; Saha, S.; Rösch, C.
Public preference for mixed forests - The results of a transdisciplinary research project on ecosystem services in Germany
2019. IUFRO World Congress (2019), Curitiba, Brazil, September 29–October 5, 2019 
Almeida, I.; Sardemann, G.; Fricke, A.; Meyer-Soylu, S.; Trenks, H.; Waitz, C.; Parodi, O.; Seebacher, A.; Kopfmüller, J.; Rösch, C.; Stelzer, V.; Saha, S.; u.a.
Managing urban trees and forests under the threats of climate change, urbanization, and pollution
2019. IUFRO World Congress (2019), Curitiba, Brazil, September 29–October 5, 2019 
Saha, S.; Scherz, C.
Technology assessment in forestry sector under climate change
2019. 4. Internationale TA-Konferenz (2019), Bratislava, Slovakia, November 4–6, 2019 
2018
Presentations
Chakraborty, T.; Saha, S.; Matzarakis, A.; Reif, A.
Biomass, annual growth, C and O isotope signatures in tree rings revealed high ecological plasticity in European beech (fagus silvatica l.) trees under multiple drought events
2018. 11th 11th International Beech Symposium, Viterbo, I, September 18-21, 2018 (2018), Viterbo, Italy, September 18–21, 2018 
Fonseca, T.; Dey, D. C.; Saha, S.; Löf, M.
Cork oak: Sustainable forests and eco-friendly products
2018. Eco Forum Global Annual Conference (2018), Guiyang, China, July 6, 2018 
Saha, S.; Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.
High public support for mixed forests over monospecific forests in Germany
2018. 4th International Congress of Planted Forests (2018), Beijing, China, October 23–27, 2018 
Saha, S.; Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.
Comparison of ecosystem services from mixed against monospecific forests in the southwest Germany: a survey on public perception
2018. 11th 11th International Beech Symposium, Viterbo, I, September 18-21, 2018 (2018), Viterbo, Italy, September 18–21, 2018 
Saha, S.; Datta, P.; Rösch, C.
Higher diversity and productivity in silver fir. Beech mixed forests over monospecific forests in Germany
2018. 4th International Congress of Planted Forests (2018), Beijing, China, October 23–27, 2018 
Singh, P. P.; Dermann, A.; Dermann, F.; Adhikari, D.; Chakraborty, T.; Gurung, P. B.; Barik, S. K.; Bauhus, J.; Saha, S.
Assessing restoration potential of fragmented and degraded fagaceae forests in Meghalaya, North-East India
2018. 4th International Congress of Planted Forests (2018), Beijing, China, October 23–27, 2018 
Posters
Saha, S.; Datta, P.; Rösch, C.
Silver fir - European beech mixed forests have higher productivity than pure forests of beech in South Germany
2018. 11th 11th International Beech Symposium, Viterbo, I, September 18-21, 2018 (2018), Viterbo, Italy, September 18–21, 2018 
2017
Presentations
Cheng, Z.; Saha, S.
Ecology and silviculture of four important oak tree species in East and South Asia: a review
2017. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, September 18-22, 2017 
Saha, S.; Gessler, A. F.; Dermann, F.; Singh, P. P.; Adhikari, D.; Chakrabory, T.; Bauhus, J.; Barik, S. K.
Anthropogenic disturbances differently impacted natural regeneration and coppicing ability in nine Fagaceae tree species in moist oak-laurel hill forests of Khasi Hills, Northeast India
2017. 3rd Conference ’Restoring Forests - Regeneration and Ecosystem Function for the Future’, Lund, S, September 12-14, 2017 
Saha, S.; Rösch, C.
High public support for beech-fir mixed forests
2017. BuTaKLi Project Meeting, Freiburg, November 9, 2017 
Saha, S.; Rösch, C.
Does mixing species increase forest ecosystem services under changing climate? A study in beech-fir forests
2017. 1st Biannual Meeting of the BuTaKLi project, Freiburg, May 3, 2017 
Saha, S.; Rösch, C.; Sardemann, G.; Kopfmüller, J.; Parodi, O.; Meyer-Soylu, S.; Waitz, C.; Stähler, B.; Kienzler, U.; Reuter, M.; Albrecht, A.; Matzarakis, A.
Inter- und transdisziplinäre Entwicklung von Strategien zur Erhöhung der Resilienz von Bäumen in wachsenden Städten und urbanen Regionen
2017. Vernetzungskonferenz Zukunftsstadt, Frankfurt, 13.-14.Dezember 2017