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Somidh Saha

Dr. rer. nat. Somidh Saha

Scientific staff
Research group “Sustainable Bioeconomy”
Room: 334
Phone: +49 721 608-24644
somidh sahaGfo6∂kit edu


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


Fields of work

  • Challenges in sustainable and multifunctional forest management
  • Trade-offs between climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Increasing resilience of forests to climate change impacts
  • Meta-analysis and quantitative review in forestry and ecology
  • Synthesis of National Forest Inventory data
  • Stress ecology (e.g. drought) of trees in forests
  • Urban forestry and urban ecology

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.)

Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.; Saha, S.
Comparison of Ecosystem Services from Mixed and Monospecific Forests in Southwest Germany: A Survey on Public Perception.
2018. Forests, 9 (10), Article: 627. doi:10.3390/f9100627

Chakraborty, A.; Saha, S.; Sachdeva, K.; Joshi, P. K.
Vulnerability of forests in the Himalayan region to climate change impacts and anthropogenic disturbances: a systematic review.
2018. Regional environmental change, 18 (6), 1783–1799. doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1309-7

Saha, S.; Kühne, C.; Bauhus, J. (2017)
Lessons learned from oak cluster planting trials in central Europe. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 47: 139 - 148.
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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.
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Saha, S.; Kühne, C.; Bauhus, J. (2014)
Growth and stem quality of oaks (Quercus robur and Q. petraea) established in cluster plantings respond differently to intra- and interspecific neighborhood competition. Annals of Forest Science, 71, 381–393.
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Publications


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