pommereningaДАТА РОЖДЕНИЯ: 21.02.1969




Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU


SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden

Телефон: +46 (0)90 786 82 47

E-mail: arne.pommerening@slu.se



2004 – 2009 – Habilitation in Forest Biometrics at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna (AT) (“An analysis of new approaches towards standwise inventory in well-structured forests” involving computer-based sampling simulations.)

2001 – 2002 – Degree in Teaching in Higher Education at Bangor University (UK).

1997 – 2000 – Postdoctoral studies in Forest Biometrics at Munich Technical University (DE).

1995 – 1997 – PhD degree in Forest Biometrics at Göttingen University (Analysing & modelling spatial woodland structure)

1990 – 1995 – BSc and MSc degrees in Forest Science at Göttingen University (DE)

1988 – 1990 – Military service as officer and interpreter for Russian/German

1975 – 1988 – Primary and secondary school education



Current position: Professor in Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

2013 – 2014: Research sabbatical in Estonia, China, Poland and Switzerland.

2011 – 2013: Professor in Experimental Silviculture & Forest Biometrics at Bern University of Applied Sciences (CH).

2000 – 2011: Lecturer in Experimental Silviculture & Forest Biometrics at Bangor University.



  • biometrics (habilitation in forest biometrics including mathematical statistics and a number of programming languages);
  • ecology & biodiversity (quantitative and theoretical ecology including individual-based modelling, plant-to-plant interaction, quantification and sampling of tree diversity);
  • plant growth analysis (analysing and modelling plant growth performance using absolute and relative growth rates);
  • woodland management (quantitative and theoretical silviculture including the modeling of human tree selection behaviour);
  • woodland structure analysis (spatio-temporal analysis and modelling of point patterns formed by plant locations).



2003 – 2004: Scientific adviser of the ForestBIOTA project (pan-European project for the test implementation of forest biodiversity assessments, www.forestbiota.org).

2004 – 2009: Member of the international board of the EFI (European Forest Institute) project centre CONFOREST (The question of CONversion of coniferous FORESTs on sites naturally dominated by broadleaves for sustainable fulfilment of society’s needs).



2006 – Owen Davies, PhD

2008 – Stephen T. Murphy (Bangor University), PhD

2015 – Xin Zhao (SLU), PhD

20012008 – Jens Haufe (Bangor), Postdocs

2006–2008 – Owen Davies (Bangor), Postdocs

2012–2013 – Mihail Hanzu (Bern), Postdocs

2015 – Jaime Uría Diéz (Umeå), Postdocs



Member of the steering committee of the Department of Forest

Resource Analysis, Faculty of Forest Science, SLU.

Deputy Manager of the Biostokastikum, an SLU centre offering consultation in statistics to PhD students and researchers.

Member of the board of the high performance computing centre north (HPC2N), Umeå University.
Head of the Applied Forest Statistics PhD Research School at Umeå (SLU).

Coordinator of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations) working party 4.01.06 “Analysis and modelling of forest structure” since 2012.

Deputy coordinator of IUFRO working party 4.01 “Forest mensuration and modelling” since 2005.



2015 – till now – member of the editorial board, Forest Science

2015 – till now – member of the editorial board, Forest Ecology and Management

2014 – till now – member of the editorial board, Forest Ecosystems

2014 – till now – member of the editorial board, Annals of Silvicultural Research

2010 – till now – associate editor for forest biometrics, Canadian Journal of Forest Research

2006, 2010 guest editor of special issues in Forest Ecology and Management and in the German Journal of Forest Research.



Nine invited and keynote papers at international conferences.

Numerous seminars, guest lectures and regular conference participation.



  1. Pommerening, A. and Prys, D., 2005: Geiriadur termau rheoli coetiroedd. Dictionary of terms for woodland management. Bangor University, 96p. ISBN 184 220 083 6.
  2. Pommerening, A. and Wenk, G., 2002: Preliminary study for a flexible growth model to predict the consequences of CCF in Wales. In: Gadow, K., Nagel, J. and Saborowski, J., 2002: Continuous Cover Forestry. Assessment, Analysis, Scenarios. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 231-251.
  3. Gadow, K. v., Zhang, C. Y., Wehenkel, C., Pommerening, A., Corral-Rivas, J., Korol, M., Myklush, S., Hui, G. Y., Kiviste, A. and Zhao, X. H., 2012: Forest structure and diversity, 29 — 83. In: Pukkala, T. and Gadow, K. v. (Eds.), 2012: Continuous cover forestry. 2nd edition. Managing Forest Ecosystems 23. Springer. Dordrecht, 296 p.
    Pommerening, A., 2009: Book review of “A critique of silviculture. Managing Complexity by Klaus J. Puettmann, K. David Coates and Christian Messier.” Environmental Conservation 36, 173.
  4. Pommerening, A., 2014: Book review of “Handbook of Spatial Point-Pattern Analysis in Ecology. T. Wiegand, and Kirk A. Moloney.” Biometrical Journal 57, 360-361.
  5. Pommerening, A., 1994: Forstliche Informationssysteme in der Russischen Föderation. [Forest information systems in Russia.] Forstarchiv 65, 285-288.
  6. Lewandowski, A. and Pommerening, A., 1997: Zur Beschreibung der Waldstruktur. Erwartete und beobachtete ArtenDurchmischung. [Describing forest structure — expected and observed species mingling.] European Journal of Forest Research 116, 129-139.
  7. Pommerening, A. and Lewandowski, A., 1997: Zur Stichprobensimulation in strukturreichen Wäldern. [Samling simulation for structure-rich forest.] German Journal of Forest Research 168, 63-66.
  8. Pommerening, A. and Schmidt, M., 1998: Modifizierung des Stammabstandsverfahrens zur Verbesserung der Stammzahlund Grundflächenschätzung. [Modification of the distance method to improve the estimation of stems per hectare and basal area.] Forstarchiv 69, 47-53.
  9. Pommerening, A., Biber, P., Stoyan, D. and Pretzsch, H., 2000: Neue Methoden zur Analyse und Charakterisierung von Bestandesstrukturen. [New approaches towards analysis and characterisation of stand structure.] European Journal of Forest Research 119, 62-78.
  10. Pretzsch, H., Durský, J., Pommerening, A. and Fabrika, M., 2000: Waldwachstum unter dem Einfluss großregionaler Standortveränderungen. [The impact of global site factor change on forest growth.] Forst und Holz 55, 307-314.
  11. Pommerening, A. and Gadow, K. v. 2000: Zu den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Strukturerfassung mit Waldinventuren. [On the possibilities and limitations of quantifying forest structures by forest inventories.] Forst und Holz 55, 622-631.
  12. Pommerening, A., 2000a: Neue Methoden zur räumlichen Reproduktion von Waldbeständen und ihre Bedeutung für forstliche Inventuren und deren Fortschreibung. [New methods of spatial simulation of forest structures and their implications for updating forest inventories.] German Journal of Forest Research 171, 164-170.
  13. Pommerening, A., 2000b: Methoden zur Reproduktion und Fortschreibung einzelner konzentrischer Probekreise von Betriebs- und Landeswaldinventuren. [Methods for simulating stand structure and updating single concentric sample plots from inventories of forest enterprises and national forest inventories.] Forstarchiv 71, 190-199.
  14. Pommerening, A., 2002: Approaches to quantifying forest structures. Forestry 75, 305-324.
  15. Lindner, M., Badeck, F.-W., Bartelheimer, P., Bonk, S., Cramer, W., Dieter, M. Döbbeler, H., Durský, J., Duschl, C., Fabrika, M., Frömdling, D., Gundermann, E., Hennig, P., Hölzer, W., Lasch, P., Leischner, B., Liesebach, M., Pommerening, A., Pott, M., Pretzsch, H., Schlott, W., Scholz, F., Spellmann, H., Suckow, F., Suda, M. and Wolff, B., 2002: Integrating forest growth dynamics, forest economics and decision making to assess the sensitivity of the German forest sector to climate change. European Journal of Forest Research 121, 191-208.
  16. Pommerening, A. and Murphy, S. T., 2004: A review of the history, definitions and methods of continuous cover forestry with special attention to afforestation and restocking. Forestry 77, 27-44.
  17. Pommerening, A., 2006: Evaluating structural indices by reversing forest structural analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 224, 266-277.
  18. Pommerening, A. and Stoyan, D., 2006: Edge-correction needs in estimating indices of spatial forest structure. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36, 1723-1739.
  19. Mason, W. L., Connolly, T., Pommerening, A. and Edwards, C., 2007: Spatial structure of semi-natural and plantation stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris ) in northern Scotland. Forestry 80, 567-586.
  20. Pommerening, A. and Stoyan, D., 2008: Reconstructing spatial tree point patterns from nearest neighbour summary statistics measured in small subwindows. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38, 1110-1122.
    Davies, O. and Pommerening, A., 2008: The contribution of structural indices to the modelling of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and birch (Betula ) crowns. Forest Ecology and Management 256, 68-77.
  21. Crecente-Campo, F., Pommerening, A. and RodríguezSoalleiro, R., 2009: Impacts of thinning on structure, growth and risk of crown fire in a Pinus sylvestris plantation in northern Spain. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 1945-1954.
  22. LeMay, V., Pommerening, A. and Marshall, P., 2009: Spatiotemporal structure of multi-storied, uneven-aged interior Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var glauca) stands. Journal of Ecology 97, 1062-1074.
  23. Murphy, S. T. and Pommerening, A., 2010: Modelling the growth of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (BONG.) CARR.) in Wales using Wenk’s model approach. German Journal of Forest Research 181, 35-43.
  24. Motz, K., Sterba, H. and Pommerening, A., 2010: Sampling measures of tree diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 1985-1996.
  25. Pommerening, A., LeMay, V. and Stoyan, D., 2011: Modelbased analysis of the ecological processes determining point pattern formation in forests. Ecological Modelling 222, 666-678.
  26. Pommerening, A., Gonçalves, A. C. and RodríguezSoalleiro, R., 2011: Species mingling and diameter differentiation as second-order characteristics. German Journal of Forest Research 182, 115-129.
  27. Gonçalves, A. C. and Pommerening, A., 2011: Spatial dynamics of cone production in Mediterranean climates: A case study of Pinus pinea in Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 266, 83-93.
  28. Pommerening, A. and Särkkä, A., 2013: What mark variograms tell about spatial plant interactions. Ecological Modelling 251, 64-72.
  29. Schütz, J.-P. and Pommerening, A., 2013: Can Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (MIRB.) FRANCO) sustainably grow in complex forest structures? Forest Ecology and Management 303, 175-183.
  30. Hui, G. and Pommerening, A., 2014: Analysing species and size diversity patterns in multi-species uneven-aged forests of northern China. Forest Ecology and Management 316, 125-138.
  31. Lilleleht, A, Sims, A. and Pommerening, A., 2014: Spatial forest structure reconstruction as a strategy for mitigating edge-bias in circular monitoring plots. Forest Ecology and Management 316, 47-53.
  32. Pommerening, A. and Maleki, K., 2014: Differences between competition kernels and traditional size-ratio based competition indices used in forest ecology. Forest Ecology and Management 331, 135-143.
  33. Pommerening, A. and Muszta, A., 2015: Methods of modeling relative growth rate. Forest Ecosystems 2, 5.