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Eleanor 1.06

About me

I am a biologist and doctor of natural science. I received the degrees from University of Hamburg in plant science and applied plant ecology. My research interests include ecology, floodplains, estuarine and coastal systems and nature-based solutions. I’ve been working on the model system willow (genus Salix). The willow provides high diversity on ecosystem, species and genetic level and provides services for society and environment according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. I’ve researched at University of Maryland (Chesapeake Bay) and INPA Manaus (Amazon) and Dutch Delta at NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, department of Estuarine and Delta Systems. In parallel, I’m a consultant for the politics in nature conservation, floodplain restoration and integrated management of estuarine and coastal systems since decades. My teaching at University College Roosevelt focuses on the diversity of the living world including the relevance of biodiversity for human society.

Selected Publications

  • Markus-Michalczyk, H. (2020). Restoration of floodplain forests in European estuaries, in: Filho, W.L. et al. Live on land. In: Filho, W.L. et al. (2020). Live on land: Encyclopaedia of the UN sustainable development goals. Springer: Cham. e-ISBN 978-3-319-71065-5.
  • Markus-Michalczyk, H.; Crawford, M.L.; Baldwin, A.H. (2020). Salinity tolerance and occurrence of Salix nigra Marshall (Black Willow) in tidal wetlands of Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Northeastern Naturalist 27(2): 229. In: Northeastern Naturalist. Humboldt Field Research Institute: Steuben. ISSN 1092-6194; e-ISSN 1938-5307
  • Markus-Michalczyk, H.; de Smit, J.; Zhu, Z.; Mchedlishvili, A.; van Bree, J.; Bouma, T.J. (2020). Seasonality and spacing determine the effect of juvenile floodplain willows (Salix alba and Salix viminalis) on water current velocities. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 238(5): 106697. In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Academic Press: London; New York. ISSN 0272-7714; e-ISSN 1096-0015
  • Markus-Michalczyk, H.; Zhu, Z.; Bouma, T.J. (2019). Morphological and biomechanical responses of floodplain willows to tidal flooding and salinity. Freshwater Biology 64(5): 913-925. In: Freshwater Biology. Blackwell: Oxford. ISSN 0046-5070; e-ISSN 1365-242
  • Markus-Michalczyk, H.; Michalczyk, C. (2018). “Make me a willow cabin at your gate”: Legislation and implementation of tidal forest restoration at estuarine upstream sites. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 210: 1-6. In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Academic Press: London; New York. ISSN 0272-7714; e-ISSN 1096-0015