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Andrey Lessa



Andrey Lessa

Andrey Lessa Derci Augustynczik
Research Associate

Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning

Tennenbacher Str.4 
D-79106 Freiburg 














Projects and main research topics

  • climXtreme (Subproject WIND): Economic valuation of extreme windstorms impacts on forest ecosystems
  • ConFoBi (Subproject C1): Economic valuation of biodiversity-oriented management strategies 


2016 - 2019: PhD in Forestry Economics, Thesis: "Economic valuation of biodiversity-oriented forest management strategies under uncertainty". University of Freiburg, Germany.

2013 - 2015: MSc European Forestry, (double degree) University of Freiburg/University of Eastern Finland, Germany/Finland

2012 - 2014: MSc Forest Management, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

2007 - 2011: BSc Forest Engineering, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Professional Career

02/2014 - 05/2014: Intern at Forstamt Johanniskreuz (Forest Office), Johanniskreuz, Germany

09/2010 - 06/2011: Intern at STCP (Forestry and Engineering Consultancy), Curitiba, Brazil


Augustynczik, A. L. D. (2021). Habitat amount and connectivity in forest planning models: Consequences for profitability and compensation schemes. Journal of Environmental Management283, 111982.

Augustynczik, A. L., Dobor, L., & Hlásny, T. (2021). Controlling landscape-scale bark beetle dynamics: Can we hit the right spot?. Landscape and Urban Planning209, 104035.

Asbeck, T., Sabatini, F., Augustynczik, A.L.D. et al. Biodiversity response to forest management intensity, carbon stocks and net primary production in temperate montane forests. Sci Rep 11, 1625 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-80499-4

Augustynczik, A. L., Asbeck, T., Basile, M., Jonker, M., Knuff, A., Yousefpour, R., & Hanewinkel, M. (2020). Reconciling forest profitability and biodiversity conservation under disturbance risk: the role of forest management and salvage logging. Environmental Research Letters15(9), 0940a3.

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Gutsch, M., Basile, M., Suckow, F., Lasch, P., Yousefpour, R., & Hanewinkel, M. (2020). Socially optimal forest management and biodiversity conservation in temperate forests under climate change. Ecological Economics169, 106504.

Müller, F., Augustynczik, A. L. D., & Hanewinkel, M. (2019). Quantifying the risk mitigation efficiency of changing silvicultural systems under storm risk throughout history. Annals of Forest Science76(4), 116.

Santos, P. A. V. H., Silva, A. C. L., Arce, J. E., Augustynczik, A. L. D. (2019). A mathematical model for the integrated optimization of harvest and transport scheduling of forest products. Forests, 10, 1110.

Merganičová, K., Merganič, J., Lehtonen, A., Vacchiano, G., Sever, M. Z. O., Augustynczik, A. L. D., ... & Krejza, J. (2019). Forest carbon allocation modelling under climate change. Tree physiology.

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Yousefpour, R., & Hanewinkel, M. (2019). Impacts of climate change on the supply of biodiveristy in temperate forest landscapes. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung, 189, 209-220.

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Yousefpour, R., & Hanewinkel, M. (2019). Climate change and the provision of biodiversity in public temperate forests–A mechanism design approach for the implementation of biodiversity conservation policies. Journal of Environmental Management, 246, 706-716.

Gustafsson, L., Bauhus, J., Asbeck, T., Augustynczik, A. L. D., Basile, M., Frey, J., ... & Knuff, A. (2019). Retention as an integrated biodiversity conservation approach for continuous-cover forestry in Europe. Ambio, 1-13.

Augustynczik A. L. D., Yousefpour R. (2019). Balancing forest profitability and deadwood maintenance in European commercial forests - A robust optimization approach. European Journal of Forest Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-018-1153-9 .

Augustynczik A. L. D.,Asbeck Th., Basile M., Bauhus J., Storch I., Mikusiński G., Yousefpour R., Hanewinkel M. (2019) Diversification of forest management regimes secures tree microhabitats and bird abundance under climate change. Science of the Total Environment 650, 2717–2730.

Augustynczik A. L. D., Yousefpour R., Hanewinkel M. (2018). Multiple uncertainties require a change of conservation practices for saproxylic beetles in managed temperate forests. Scientific Reports 8:14964, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-33389-9

Augustynczik A. L. D., Yousefpour R., Rodriguez L. C. E., Hanewinkel M. (2018). Conservation Costs of Retention Forestry and Optimal Habitat Network Selection in Southwestern Germany. Ecological Economics 148, 92-102

Yousefpour R., Augustynczik A. L. D., Reyer Ch. P. O., Lasch-Born P., Suckow F., Hanewinkel M. (2018). Realizing Mitigation Efficiency of European Commercial Forests by Climate Smart Forestry. Scientific Reports 8:345, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18778-w

Augustynczik A. L. D., Hartig F., Minunno F., Kahle H. P., Diaconu D., Hanewinkel M., Yousefpour R. (2017). Productivity of Fagus sylvatica under climate change – A Bayesian analysis of risk and uncertainty using the model 3-PG. Forest Ecology and Management 401, 192-206

Yousefpour, R., Augustynczik, A. L., & Hanewinkel, M. (2017). Pertinence of reactive, active, and robust adaptation strategies in forest management under climate change. Annals of Forest Science, 74(2), 40.

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Arce, J. E., & Silva, A. C. L. D. (2017). Implementing minimum area harvesting blocks in an optimized forest planning model. Revista Árvore, 41(1)

Augustynczik A. L. D., Arce J. E., Yousefpour R., da Silva A. C. L. (2016). Promoting harvesting stands connectivity in forest plantations applying Integer Linear Programming and Simulated Annealing, Forest Policy and Economics 73, 120-129

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Arce, J. E., & Silva, A. C. L. (2016). Aggregating forest harvesting activities in forest plantations through Integer Linear Programming and Goal Programming. Journal of Forest Economics, 24, 72-81

Augustynczik, A. L. D., Arce, J. E., & Silva, A. C. L. D. (2015). Spatial forest harvest planning considering maximum operational areas. Cerne, 21(4), 649-656

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