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Franziska Schrodt

Anne Mclaren Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Plant Functional Traits

Macroecology

Species Distribution Modeling

Ecosystem Functioning

Global Change

Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Machine Learning

Bayesian Statistics

Teaching Summary

University of Nottingham (UK): Earth and Environmental Dynamics University of Brighton (UK): Statistics, Biodiversity, Environmental laboratory and field skills, Global Change, Biogeography,… read more

Research Summary

My work focuses on the application of remote sensing, machine learning and non-linear statistical tools to study biogeochemical patterns. I am especially interested in plant functional trait -… read more

Recent Publications

  • N. Pettorelli, H. Schulte to Buhne, A. Tulloch, G. Dubois, C. Macinnis-Ng, A. M. Queirós, D. A. Keith, M. Wegmann, F. Schrodt, M. Stellmes, R. Sonnenschein, G. N. Geller, S. Roy, B. Somers, N. Murray, L.Bland, I. Geijzendorffer, J. T. Kerr, S. Broszeit, P. J. Leitão, C. Duncan, G. El Serafy, K. S. He, J. L. Blanchard, R. Lucas, P. Mairota, T. J. Webb, E. Nicholson (accepted) Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
  • W. Jetz, J. Cavender-Bares, D. Schimel, R. Pavlick, F. Davis, G. P. Asner, R. Guralnick, J. Kattge, A. Latimer, P. Moorcroft, M. E. Schaepman, M. P. Schildhauer, F. D. Schneider, F. Schrodt, U. Stahl, S. L. Ustil, W. Turner (2016) A global remote sensing mission to detect and predict plant functional biodiversity change. Nature Plants doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.24
  • J. Lloyd, T.F. Domingues, F. Schrodt, F.Y. Ishida, T.R. Feldpausch, G. Saiz, C.A. Quesada, M. Schwarz, T. Torello-Raventos, M. Gilpin, B. Marimon, B.H. Marinon-Jr, J.A. Ratter, J. Grace, G.B. Naradoto, E.M. Veenendaal, L. Arroyo, D. Villarroel, T. Killeen, M. Steininger, O.L. Phillips (2015) Edaphic, structural and physiological contrasts across Amazon Basin forest-savanna ecotones suggest a role for potassium as a key modulator of tropical woody vegetation structure and function. Biogeosciences 12, 6529-6571
  • T. Musavi, J. Kattge, M. Migliavacca, M. Reichstein, M.J. van de Weg, P.M. van Bodegom, M. Bahn, C. Wirth, P.B. Reich, F. Schrodt, M.D. Mahecha (2015) The imprint of plants on ecosystem functioning: a data-driven approach. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 43: 119-131
  • B. Sandel, A. Gutierrez, F. Schrodt, A. Banerjee, P. Reich, J. Kattge (2015) Estimating the missing species bias in plant trait measurements. Journal of Vegetation Science 25 (5): 828-838
  • F. Schrodt, J. Kattge, H. Shan, F. Fazayeli, A. Karpatne, A. Banerjee, M. Reichstein, M. Boenisch, S. Díaz, J. Dickie, A. Gillison, V. Kumar, S. Lavorel, P.W. Leadley, C. Wirth, I. Wright, S.J. Wright, P.B. Reich (2015) BHPMF - a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24 (12): 1510-1521
  • G. Saiz, M.I. Bird, C.M. Wurster, C.A. Quesada, P. Ascough, T. Domingues, F. Schrodt, M. Schwarz, T.R. Feldpausch, E. Veenendaal, G. Djagbletey, G. Jacobsen, F. Hien, H. Compaore, A. Diallo, J. Lloyd (2015) The influence of C3 and C4 vegetation on soil organic matter dynamics in contrasting semi-natural tropical ecosystems. Biogeosciences 12: 5041-5059
  • T.F. Domingues, F.Y. Ishida, T.R Feldpausch, J. Grace, P. Meir, G. Saiz, O.Sene, F. Schrodt, B. Sonké, H. Taedoumg, E.M. Veenendaal, S. Lewis, J. Lloyd (2015) Biome-specific effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on the photosynthetic characteristics of trees at a forest-savanna boundary in Cameroon. Oecologia 178: 659-672
  • E. Veenendaal, M. Torello-Raventos, T. Feldpausch, T. F. Domingues, F. F. Gerard, F. Schrodt, G. Saiz, C. A. Quesada, G. Djagbletey, A. Ford, J. Kemp, B. S. Marimon, B. H. Marimon Junior, E. Lenza, J. A. Ratter, L. Maracahipes, D. Sasaki, B. Sonké, L. Zapfack, D. Villarroel, M. Schwarz, F. Y. Ishida, M. Gilpin, G. B. Nardoto, K. Affum-Baffoe, L. Arroyo, K. Bloomfield, G. Gjeca, H. Compaore, K. Davies, A. Diallo, N. M. Fyllas, J. Gignoux, F. Hien, M. Johnson, E. Mougin, P. Hiernaux, T. J. Killeen, D. Metcalfe, H. S. Miranda, M. Steininger, K. Sykora, M. I. Bird, J. Grace, S. L. Lewis, O. L. Phillips, J. Lloyd (2015) Structural, physiognomic and aboveground biomass variation in savanna-forest transition zones on three continents. How different are co-occurring savanna and forest formations? Biogeosciences 12: 1-25
  • F. Schrodt, T. F. Domingues, T. R. Feldpausch, G. Saiz, C. A. Quesada, M. Schwarz, F. Y. Ishida, H. Compaore, A. Diallo, G. Djagbletey, F. Hieng, P. Hiernaux, E. Mougin, B. Sonké, L. Zapfack, M. I. Bird, S. L. Lewis, O.L. Phillips, E. M. Veenendaal, J. Lloyd (2014) Foliar trait contrasts between African forest and savanna trees: Genetic versus environmental effects. Functional Plant Biology 42(1): 63-83
  • F. Fazayeli, A. Banerjee, J. Kattge, F. Schrodt, P. Reich (2014) Uncertainty quantified matrix completion using Bayesian Hierarchical Matrix factorization. International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)
  • K. Peh and F. Schrodt (2013) Application of Lessons from the Eurozone Crisis to Climate Change. Conservation Biology 27: 439-440
  • G. B. Nardoto, C. A. Quesada, S. Patiño, G. Saiz, T. R. Baker, M. Schwarz, F. Schrodt, T. R. Feldpausch, T. F. Domingues, B. S. Marimon, B.-H. Marimon Junior, I. C. G. Vieira, M. Silveira, M. I. Bird, O. L. Phillips, J. Lloyd, L. A. Martinelli (2013) Basinwide variations in Amazon forest nitrogen-cycling characteristics as inferred from plant and soil 15N:14N measurements. Plant Ecology & Diversity 7: 173-187
  • M. Torello-Raventos, T. Feldpausch, E.Veenendaal, F. Schrodt, G. Saiz, T. F. Domingues, G. Djagbletey, A. Ford, J. Kemp, B. S. Marimon, B.-H. Marimon Junior, J. A. Ratter, L. Maracahipes, D. Sasaki, B. Sonké, L. Zapfack, D. Villarroel, M. Schwarz, C. A. Quesada, F. Y. Ishida, L. A. Martinelli, G. B. Nardoto, K. Affum-Baffoe, L. Arroyo, D. M. J. S. Bowman, H.Compaore, K. Davies, A. Diallo, N. M. Fyllas, M. Gilpin, F. Hien, M.. Johnson, T. J. Killeen, D. Metcalfe, H. S. Miranda, M. Steininger, J. Thomson, K. Sykora, M. I. Bird, J. Grace, S. Lewis, O. L. Phillips, J. Lloyd (2013) On the delineation of tropical vegetation types with an emphasis on forest/savannah transitions. Plant Ecology and Diversity 6 (1): 101-137
  • H. Shan, J. Kattge, P. Reich, A. Banerjee, F. Schrodt, M. Reichstein (2012) Gap Filling in the Plant Kingdom - Trait Prediction Using Hierarchical Probabilistic Matrix Factorization. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
  • G. Saiz, M. Bird, T. Domingues, F. Schrodt, M. Schwarz, T. Feldpausch, E. Veenendaal, G. Djagbletey, F. Hien, H. Compaore, A. Diallo, J. Lloyd (2012) Variation in soil carbon stocks and their determinants across a precipitation gradient in West Africa. Global Change Biology 18: 1670-1683
  • T. R. Feldpausch, L. Banin, O. L. Phillips, T. R. Baker, S. L. Lewis, C. A. Quesada, K. Affum-Baffoe, E. J. M. M. Arets, N. J. Berry, M. Bird, E. S. Brondizio, P. de Camargo, J. Chave, G. Djagbletey, T. F. Domingues, M. Drescher, P. M. Fearnside, M. B. Fran a, N. M. Fyllas, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, A. Hladik, N. Higuchi, M. O. Hunter, Y. Iida, K. Abu Silam, A. R. Kassim, M. Keller, J. Kemp, D. A. King, J. C. Lovett, B. S. Marimon, B. H. Marimon- Junior, A. R. Marshall, D. J. Metcalfe, E. T. Mitchard, E. F. Moran, B. W. Nelson, R. Nilus, E. M. Nogueira, E. Lenza, M. Palace, S. Patiňo, K. S.-H. Peh, M. T. Raventos, J. M. Reitsma, G. Saiz, F. Schrodt, B. Sonké, H. E. Taedoumg, S. Tan, L. White, H. Wöll, J. Lloyd (2011) Height-diameter allometry of tropical forest trees. Biogeosciences 8: 1-26
  • T.F. Domingues, P. Meir, T.R Feldpausch, G. Saiz, E.M. Veenendaal, F. Schrodt, M. Bird, G. Djagbletey, F. Hien, H. Compaore, A. Diallo, J. Grace, J. Lloyd (2010) Co-limitation of photosynthetic capacity by nitrogen and phosphorus in West Africa woodlands. Plant, Cell & Environment 33 (6): 959-980
  • F. Schrodt and E. Simelton (2009) The day after Copenhagen - food safety and international security. Royal United Services Institute Newsbrief 29 (9): 24-26.
  • A.E. Newhouse, F. Schrodt, H. Liang, C.A. Maynard, W.A. Powell (2007) Transgenic American elm shows reduced Dutch elm disease symptoms and normal mycorrhizal colonization. Plant Cell Reports 29 (7): 977-987
  • University of Nottingham (UK): Earth and Environmental Dynamics
  • University of Brighton (UK): Statistics, Biodiversity, Environmental laboratory and field skills, Global Change, Biogeography, Ecology, Plant Physiology, Evolution, Plant-Animal interactions.
  • International Max Planck research school (DE): Introduction to R, R for spatial analysis
  • University of Minnesota (USA): Biological diversity, Ecosystem functioning, Landscape Ecology, Tropical Biology, Plant Physiology
  • University of Leeds (UK): Soils and Environmental Change, Environmental Systems Analysis, Practical and Analytical Skills in Environmental Science, Geographical Science, Discharge and sediment dynamics in river management

Current Research

My work focuses on the application of remote sensing, machine learning and non-linear statistical tools to study biogeochemical patterns. I am especially interested in plant functional trait - environment correlations and associated implications for ecosystem structure and functioning.

I am currently working on global and European scales but, following my PhD research, remain interested in processes in tropical ecosystems, especially the transition between tropical forests and savannas.

  • JETZ, WALTER, CAVENDER-BARES, JEANNINE, PAVLICK, RYAN, SCHIMEL, DAVID, DAVIS, FRANK W., ASNER, GREGORY P., GURALNICK, ROBERT, KATTGE, JENS, LATIMER, ANDREW M., MOORCROFT, PAUL, SCHAEPMAN, MICHAEL E., SCHILDHAUER, MARK P., SCHNEIDER, FABIAN D., SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, STAHL, ULRIKE and USTIN, SUSAN L., 2016. Monitoring plant functional diversity from space NATURE PLANTS. 2(3),
  • VEENENDAAL, E. M., TORELLO-RAVENTOS, M., FELDPAUSCH, T. R., DOMINGUES, T. F., GERARD, F., SCHRODT, F., SAIZ, G., QUESADA, C. A., DJAGBLETEY, G., FORD, A., KEMP, J., MARIMON, B. S., MARIMON-JUNIOR, B. H., LENZA, E., RATTER, J. A., MARACAHIPES, L., SASAKI, D., SONKE, B., ZAPFACK, L., VILLARROEL, D., SCHWARZ, M., YOKO ISHIDA, F., GILPIN, M., NARDOTO, G. B., AFFUM-BAFFOE, K., ARROYO, L., BLOOMFIELD, K., CECA, G., COMPAORE, H., DAVIES, K., DIALLO, A., FYLLAS, N. M., GIGNOUX, J., HIEN, F., JOHNSON, M., MOUGIN, E., HIERNAUX, P., KILLEEN, T., METCALFE, D., MIRANDA, H. S., STEININGER, M., SYKORA, K., BIRD, M. I., GRACE, J., LEWIS, S., PHILLIPS, O. L. and LLOYD, J., 2015. Structural, physiognomic and above-ground biomass variation in savanna-forest transition zones on three continents - how different are co-occurring savanna and forest formations? BIOGEOSCIENCES. 12(10), 2927-2951
  • SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, KATTGE, JENS, SHAN, HANHUAI, FAZAYELI, FARIDEH, JOSWIG, JULIA, BANERJEE, ARINDAM, REICHSTEIN, MARKUS, BOENISCH, GERHARD, DIAZ, SANDRA, DICKIE, JOHN, GILLISON, ANDY, KARPATNE, ANUJ, LAVOREL, SANDRA, LEADLEY, PAUL, WIRTH, CHRISTIAN B., WRIGHT, IAN J., WRIGHT, S. JOSEPH and REICH, PETER B., 2015. BHPMF-a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. 24(12), 1510-1521
  • SANDEL, BRODY, GUTIERREZ, ALVARO G., REICH, PETER B., SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, DICKIE, JOHN and KATTGE, JENS, 2015. Estimating themissing species bias in plant trait measurements JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE. 26(5), 828-838
  • MUSAVI, TALIE, MAHECHA, MIGUEL D., MIGLIAVACCA, MIRCO, REICHSTEIN, MARKUS, VAN DE WEG, MARTINE JANET, VAN BODEGOM, PETER M., BAHN, MICHAEL, WIRTH, CHRISTIAN, REICH, PETER B., SCHRODT, FRANZISKA and KATTGE, JENS, 2015. The imprint of plants on ecosystem functioning: A data-driven approach INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION. 43, 119-131
  • DOMINGUES, TOMAS FERREIRA, ISHIDA, F. YOKO, FELDPAUSCH, TED R., GRACE, JOHN, MEIR, PATRICK, SAIZ, GUSTAVO, SENE, OLIVIER, SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, SONKE, BONAVENTURE, TAEDOUMG, HERMAN, VEENENDAAL, ELMAR M., LEWIS, SIMON and LLOYD, JON, 2015. Biome-specific effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on the photosynthetic characteristics of trees at a forest-savanna boundary in Cameroon OECOLOGIA. 178(3), 659-672
  • LLOYD, J., DOMINGUES, T. F., SCHRODT, F., ISHIDA, F. Y., FELDPAUSCH, T. R., SAIZ, G., QUESADA, C. A., SCHWARZ, M., TORELLO-RAVENTOS, M., GILPIN, M., MARIMON, B. S., MARIMON-JUNIOR, B. H., RATTER, J. A., GRACE, J., NARDOTO, G. B., VEENENDAAL, E., ARROYO, L., VILLARROEL, D., KILLEEN, T. J., STEININGER, M. and PHILLIPS, O. L., 2015. Edaphic, structural and physiological contrasts across Amazon Basin forest-savanna ecotones suggest a role for potassium as a key modulator of tropical woody vegetation structure and function BIOGEOSCIENCES. 12(22), 6529-6571
  • SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, DOMINGUES, TOMAS F., FELDPAUSCH, TED R., SAIZ, GUSTAVO, QUESADA, CARLOS ALBERTO, SCHWARZ, MICHAEL, ISHIDA, YOKO, COMPAORE, HALIDOU, DIALLO, ADAMO, DJAGBLETEY, GLORIA, HIEN, FIDELE, SONKE, BONAVENTURE, TOEDOUMG, HERMAN, ZAPFACK, LOIUS, HIERNAUX, PIERRE, MOUGIN, ERIC, BIRD, MICHAEL. I., GRACE, JOHN, LEWIS, SIMON L., VEENENDAAL, ELMAR M. and LLOYD, JON, 2015. Foliar trait contrasts between African forest and savanna trees: genetic versus environmental effects FUNCTIONAL PLANT BIOLOGY. 42(1), 63-83
  • SAIZ, G., BIRD, M., WURSTER, C., QUESADA, C. A., ASCOUGH, P., DOMINGUES, T., SCHRODT, F., SCHWARZ, M., FELDPAUSCH, T. R., VEENENDAAL, E., DJAGBLETEY, G., JACOBSEN, G., HIEN, F., COMPAORE, H., DIALLO, A. and LLOYD, J., 2015. The influence of C-3 and C-4 vegetation on soil organic matter dynamics in contrasting semi-natural tropical ecosystems BIOGEOSCIENCES. 12(16), 5041-5059
  • QUESADA, CARLOS A, SCHWARZ, MICHAEL, FELDPAUSCH, TED R, BIRD, MICHAEL I, PHILLIPS, OLIVER L, LLOYD, JON, MARTINELLI, LUIZ A, NARDOTO, GABRIELA B, PATINO, SANDRA, SAIZ, GUSTAVO, BAKER, TIM R, SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, DOMINGUES, TOMAS F, MARIMON, BEATRIZ S, JUNIOR, BEN-HUR MARIMON, VIEIRA, IMA CG and SILVEIRA, MARCOS, 2014. Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest nitrogen-cycling characteristics as inferred from plant and soil 15N:14N measurements Figshare. 1,
  • NARDOTO, GABRIELA B., QUESADA, CARLOS A., PATINO, SANDRA, SAIZ, GUSTAVO, BAKER, TIM R., SCHWARZ, MICHAEL, SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, FELDPAUSCH, TED R., DOMINGUES, TOMAS F., MARIMON, BEATRIZ S., MARIMON JUNIOR, BEN-HUR, VIEIRA, IMA C. G., SILVEIRA, MARCOS, BIRD, MICHAEL I., PHILLIPS, OLIVER L., LLOYD, JON and MARTINELLI, LUIZ A., 2014. Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest nitrogen-cycling characteristics as inferred from plant and soil N-15:N-14 measurements PLANT ECOLOGY & DIVERSITY. 7(1-2), 173-187
  • TORELLO-RAVENTOS, MIREIA, FELDPAUSCH, TED R., VEENENDAAL, ELMAR, SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, SAIZ, GUSTAVO, DOMINGUES, TOMAS F., DJAGBLETEY, GLORIA, FORD, ANDREW, KEMP, JEANETTE, MARIMON, BEATRIZ S., MARIMON JUNIOR, BEN HUR, LENZA, EDDIE, RATTER, JAMES A., MARACAHIPES, LEANDRO, SASAKI, DENISE, SONKE, BONAVENTURE, ZAPFACK, LOUIS, TAEDOUMG, HERMANN, VILLARROEL, DANIEL, SCHWARZ, MICHAEL, QUESADA, CARLOS A., ISHIDA, F. YOKO, NARDOTO, GABRIELA B., AFFUM-BAFFOE, KOFI, ARROYO, LUZMILLA, BOWMAN, DAVID M. J. S., COMPAORE, HALIDOU, DAVIES, KALU, DIALLO, ADAMA, FYLLAS, NIKOLAOS M., GILPIN, MARTIN, HIEN, FIDELE, JOHNSON, MICHELLE, KILLEEN, TIMOTHY J., METCALFE, DANIEL, MIRANDA, HELOISA S., STEININGER, MARK, THOMSON, JOHN, SYKORA, KARLE, MOUGIN, ERIC, HIERNAUX, PIERRE, BIRD, MICHAEL I., GRACE, JOHN, LEWIS, SIMON L., PHILLIPS, OLIVER L. and LLOYD, JON, 2013. On the delineation of tropical vegetation types with an emphasis on forest/savanna transitions PLANT ECOLOGY & DIVERSITY. 6(1), 101-137
  • SAIZ, GUSTAVO, BIRD, MICHAEL I., DOMINGUES, TOMAS, SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, SCHWARZ, MICHAEL, FELDPAUSCH, TED R., VEENENDAAL, ELMAR, DJAGBLETEY, GLORIA, HIEN, FIDELE, COMPAORE, HALIDOU, DIALLO, ADAMA and LLOYD, JON, 2012. Variation in soil carbon stocks and their determinants across a precipitation gradient in West Africa GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 18(5), 1670-1683
  • FELDPAUSCH, T. R., BANIN, L., PHILLIPS, O. L., BAKER, T. R., LEWIS, S. L., QUESADA, C. A., AFFUM-BAFFOE, K., ARETS, E. J. M. M., BERRY, N. J., BIRD, M., BRONDIZIO, E. S., DE CAMARGO, P., CHAVE, J., DJAGBLETEY, G., DOMINGUES, T. F., DRESCHER, M., FEARNSIDE, P. M., FRANCA, M. B., FYLLAS, N. M., LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, G., HLADIK, A., HIGUCHI, N., HUNTER, M. O., IIDA, Y., SALIM, K. A., KASSIM, A. R., KELLER, M., KEMP, J., KING, D. A., LOVETT, J. C., MARIMON, B. S., MARIMON-JUNIOR, B. H., LENZA, E., MARSHALL, A. R., METCALFE, D. J., MITCHARD, E. T. A., MORAN, E. F., NELSON, B. W., NILUS, R., NOGUEIRA, E. M., PALACE, M., PATINO, S., PEH, K. S. -H., RAVENTOS, M. T., REITSMA, J. M., SAIZ, G., SCHRODT, F., SONKE, B., TAEDOUMG, H. E., TAN, S., WHITE, L., WOELL, H. and LLOYD, J., 2011. Height-diameter allometry of tropical forest trees BIOGEOSCIENCES. 8(5), 1081-1106
  • DOMINGUES, TOMAS FERREIRA, MEIR, PATRICK, FELDPAUSCH, TED R., SAIZ, GUSTAVO, VEENENDAAL, ELMAR M., SCHRODT, FRANZISKA, BIRD, MICHAEL, DJAGBLETEY, GLORIA, HIEN, FIDELE, COMPAORE, HALIDOU, DIALLO, ADAMA, GRACE, JOHN and LLOYD, JON, 2010. Co-limitation of photosynthetic capacity by nitrogen and phosphorus in West Africa woodlands PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT. 33(6), 959-980

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