Florian Wittmann is a Professor at Biogeochemistry Department, at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany. He graduated from the University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, in physical geography, in 1997. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Plön, Germany, and the Federal Institute for Amazon Research (INPA), Manaus, Brazil. In 2011, he received his Lecturer degree (Habilitation degree) in physical geography from the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geosciences, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany. He teaches in the post-graduate courses of botany and ecology of INPA, in collaboration with the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil. His areas of expertise are plant geography with special emphasis on tropical wetlands, species distribution ,and diversity, endemism, evolution, landscape history, population and community ecology, germination and establishment, ecophysiology with focus on stress and disturbance ecology, remote sensing, biomass, C balance and productivity, and sustainable management of wetland resources.
Biography Updated on 18 September 2012