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Dr. Peter Hajek

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2018

Postdoctoral researcher - Department of Geobotany at the Faculty of Biology II/III, University of Freiburg
2016-2017

Interreg Alpine Space Project on soil conservation
2015-2016

Postdoctoral researcher - Agroecology Group, Department of Crop Science, University of Göttingen
2014-2015

Graduate assistant - Department of Plant Ecology and Ecosystems Research , University of Göttingen
2010-2014

PhD candidate - Department of Plant Ecology and Ecosystems Research, University of Göttingen




Research Interests

  • Forest ecology
  • Root ecology
  • Tree hydraulics and wood anatomy
  • Forests under future climate change

 

Publications

Kunert N & Hajek P (2022) Shade-tolerant temperate broad-leaved trees are more sensitive to thermal stress than light-demanding species during a moderate heatwave.Trees, Forests and People 9: 100282  (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tfp.2022.100282)

Hajek P, Link RM, Nock C, Bauhus J, Gebauer T, Gessler A, Kovach K Messier C, Paquette A, Saurer M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Rose L, Schuldt B (2022) Mutually inclusive mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality. Global change biology 28(10), 3365-3378. (https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16146).

Kunert N, Hajek P, Hietz P, Morris H, Rosner S, Tholen D (2021) Summer temperatures reach the thermal tolerance threshold of photosynthetic decline in temperate conifers. Plant Biology. doi:10.1111/plb.13349

Berthelot S, Frühbrodt , Hajek P, Nock C, Dormann C, Bauhus J,  Fründ J (2021) Tree diversity reduces risk of bark beetle infestation for preferred conifer species, but increases risk for less preferred hosts. Journal of Ecology, 109: 26492661.

Schuldt B, Buras A, Arend M, Vitasse Y, Beierkuhnlein C, Damm A, Gharun M, Grams T, Hauck M, Hajek P, Hartmann H, Hiltbrunner E, Hoch G, Holloway-Phillips M, Körner C, Larysch E, Lübbe T, Nelson D, Rammig A, Rigling A, Rose L, Ruehr N, Weiser F, Werner C, Wohlgemuth T, Zang C, Kahmen A (2020) A first assessment of the impact of the extreme 2018 summer drought on Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology, 45, 86-103.

Grass I, Meyer S, Taylor P, Foord S, Hajek P, Tscharntke T (2018) Pollination limitation despite managed honeybees in South African macadamia orchards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 260, 11-18.

Hajek P, Kurjak D, von Wühlisch G, Delzon S, Schuldt B (2016) Intraspecific variation in wood anatomical, hydraulic and foliar traits in ten European beech provenances differing in growth yield. Frontiers in Plant Science 7, 791.

Hajek P, Seidel D, Leuschner C (2015) Mechanical abrasion, and not competition for light, is the dominant canopy interaction in a temperate mixed forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 348, 108-116.

Hajek P, Leuschner C, Hertel D, Delzon S, Schuldt B (2014) Assessing the trade-offs between xylem hydraulic properties, wood anatomy and yield in Populus. Tree Physiology, 34(7), 744-756.

Hajek P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Root order- and root age-dependent response of two poplar species to belowground competition. Plant and Soil, 377(1), 337-355.

Hajek P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Intraspecific variation in root and leaf traits and leaf-root trait linkages in eight aspen demes (Populus tremula and P. tremuloides). Frontiers in Plant Science, 4, 415.

 

Poster

Kurjak D, Sliacka-Konôpková A, Petrik P, Hajek P, Schuldt B (2022) Xylem anatomy explains intraspecific variability of Ψ50 and d13C in European beech provenances 5th Xylem International Meeting, University of Würzburg


Projects

International Diversity Experiment Network with Trees IDENT

P-XTRACT Regionale Klärschlammverwertung mit integrierter Phosphorrückgewinnung

 

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