Andreas Hamann, Professor

Director, Academic & Communications


Department of Renewable Resources
Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta
733 General Services Building
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H1

Contact Information

Phone: (780) 492-6429
Fax: (780) 492-4323

Research Program Overview

My primary research fields are global change biology, genetics, and climate change adaptation with applications in forest ecology and management. I ask: How are tree species and their populations adapted to the environments in which they occur? How is the growth and health of natural tree populations and planted forests affected by climate change? How should we manage our forest resources under changing environments?

Graduate students and research associates in my lab work on climate change adaptation strategies for the forestry sector, ecological and conservation genetics, forest growth, tree improvement, dendrochronology, ecophysiology, and phenology of tree species in boreal, temperate and tropical ecosystems (research). We further maintain GIS and climate databases for North America, South America and Europe (data).

If you are interested in joining the research group as graduate student, postdoc or research associate, see these opportunities and positions.

Recent CV Highlights

• Director, Academic & Communications (2014-2015, 2018-current)
• Faculty "Teacher of the Year Award" (2023, 2022, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)
• Technical University of Munich August-Wilhelm Scheer Professorship (2020)
• University of Alberta "Great Supervisor Award" (2019)
• University of Alberta Killam Professorship (2018)
• Subject Editor, Trees: Structure and Function (2019-2022)
• Associate Department Chair, Graduate Programs (2011-2012, 2016-2018)
• Associate Deputy Editor, Climatic Change (2014-2019)
• University of Alberta McCalla Professorship (2014/2015)
• President of the Western Forest Genetics Assocication (2011-2013)
• Fulbright Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2012/2013)
• Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg (2011/2012)
• Sir Frederick McMasters Fellow, CSIRO, Canberra (2013)
• Departmental "Graduate Student Mentoring Award" (2013)
• H-index: 49 as per Google Scholar (cites).