Martin Bader

Martin Bader

Department of Forestry and Wood Technology Faculty of Technology
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I am a forest ecologist interested in the interactions between trees, pathogens and insects and how these are affected by drought. Other core research areas include tree physiology, pest control and ecosystem responses to climate change.

I earned my PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland, investigating the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on forest trees. After a postdoctoral stint in Western Australia, I joined the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) in a dual role as forest ecologist and biostatistician before taking up a lectureship in Ecology at the Auckland University of Technology in 2017.

In 2021, I joined Linnaeus University where my research focuses on forest ecosystem services, especially the use of beneficial soil microbes and nanoparticles to boost the drought tolerance of forest trees.


Forest Ecology, Tree Physiology, Tree-pathogen interactions, Tree-insect interactions

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