Holger Gärtner was born in 1965 in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied geography and geology at the University of Heidelberg. At the end of the year 2000, he established the Laboratory of dendrogeomorphology in the Department of Geosciences, the Geography Unit, at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. In 2001, he finished his Ph.D. degree on variations in annual growth rings of roots caused by exposure due to various geomorphic processes. Since 2002, he is serving as a Research Scientist specialized on wood anatomy at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. His current research interests include focussing on environmental changes and theitr effect on the anatomical structures of various tree and shrub species. Dr. Gärtner has teaching assignments for dendroecology at the University of Zürich (Geography) and for wood anatomy at the University of Basel (Botany). Once a year,he is teaching an international course on wood anatomy.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012