Dr. Arun Bose
Assistant Professor

Mar 2011 – Dec 2014: Ph.D student, University of Quebec, Canada.
Sep 2009 – Aug 2010: MSc Graduate student, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Sep 2008– Aug 2010: MSc Graduate student, University of Eastern Finland.

Sep 2008– Dec 2008: Research intern, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany.

Mar 2003 – July 2007: BSc student, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

2017 -2019: Researcher, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2015 – 2017: Researcher, University of Maine, USA.

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No Supervision Available

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Wang, A. Bose, A.K., Lehmann, M., Rigling, A., Gessler, A., Yu, L., and Li, M. 2023. Waterstatus and macronutrient concentrations, but not carbon status, of Viscumalbum ssp. album are determined by its hosts: a study across ninemistletoe-host pairs in central Switzerland. Frontiers in Plant Science. (in press). (IF 6.627).

Ouyang S, Tie L, Rao X, Cai X, Liu S, Vitali V, Wei L, Yu Q, Sun D, Lin Y, Bose AK, Gessler A, Shen W. 2023. Mixed-Species Acacia Plantation Decreases Soil Organic Carbon and Total Nitrogen Concentrations but Favors Species Regeneration and Tree Growth over Monoculture: A Thirty-Three-Year Field Experiment in Southern China. Forests, 14(5):968. (IF 3.282).

Tie, L., Wei, S., Peñuelas, J., Sardans, J., Liu, X., Zhou, S., Liu, X., Bose, A. K., & Huang, C. 2023. N and P combinedaddition accelerates the release of litter C, N, and most metal nutrients in aN-rich subtropical forest. Science of The Total Environment, 881, 163491. (IF 10.754).

Zweifel, R., Pappas, C., Peters, R. L., Babst, F., Balanzategui, D., Basler, D., Bastos, A., Beloiu, M., Buchmann, N., Bose, A. K., Braun, S., Damm, A. D'Odorico, P., Eitel, J.U.H., Etzold, S., et al. 2023. Networking the forest infrastructure towards nearreal-time monitoring – A white paper. Science of The Total Environment, 872, 162167. (IF 10.754).

Bose, A.K., Alcala-Pajares, M. Kern, C. C., Montoro-Girona, M. Thiffault, N. 2023. Complex regeneration responses of eight tree speciesto partial harvest in mixedwood forests of northeastern North America. Forest Ecology and Management. 529, 120672. (IF 4.384).

Girona, M. M., Moussaoui, L., Morin, H., Thiffault, N., Leduc, A., Raymond, P., Bose, A.K, Bergeron, Y., & Lussier, J.-M. (2023). Innovative Silviculture to Achieve Sustainable Forest Managementin Boreal Forests: Lessons from Two Large-Scale Experiments. In M. M. Girona, H. Morin, S. Gauthier & Y. Bergeron (Eds.), Boreal Forests in the Face of Climate Change: Sustainable Management (pp. 417-440). Cham: Springer International Publishing.


Candel-Pérez, D., Lucas-Borja, M. E., García-Cervigón, A., Dr.; Tíscar, P.A., Andivia, A., Bose, A. K., Sánchez-Salguero, R., Camarero, J. J., and Linares, J. C. 2022. Forest structure drives the expected growth of Pinus nigra along its latitudinal gradient under warming climate. Forest Ecology and Management. 505, 119818. (IF 4.384).

Guidi, C., Frey, B., Brunner, I., Meusburger, K., Vogel, M.E., Chen, X., Stucky, T., Gwiazdowicz, D., Skubala, P., Bose, A.K., Schaub, M., Rigling, A., Hagedorn, F. 2022. Soil fauna drives verticalredistribution of soil organic carbon in a long-term irrigated dry pine forest. Global Change Biology, (in press). (IF 13.212).

Etzold, S. Sterck, F. Bose, A. K., Braun, S., Buchmann, N., Werner, E., Gessler, A., Kahmen, A., Peters, R. Vitasse, Y. Walthert, L., Zieminska, K., Zweifel, R. Number of growth days and not timing of growth period determines radial stem growth of temperate trees. Ecology Letters. 25(2), 427-439. (IF 11.274).

Bose, A.K., Rohner, B., Bottero, A., Ferretti, M., and Forrester, D. I. Did the 2018 megadrought change the partitioning of growth between tree sizes and species? A Swiss case-study. Plant Biology. (in press). (IF 3.877).


Lucas-Borja, M.E., Bose A. K., Andivia, E., Candel-Perez, D., Plaza, P., Linares, J. C. 2021. Assessing tree drought resistance and climate-growth relationship under different tree age classes in Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. salzmannii forest, Forests, 12(9). (IF 3.282).

Bose, A.K., Rigling, A., Gessler, A., Hagedorn, F., Brunner, I., Feichtinger, L., Bigler, C., Egli, S., Etzold, S., Gossner, M.M., Lévesque, M., Meusburger, K., Peter, M., Saurer, M., Scherrer, D., Schleppi, P., Schönbeck, L., Vogel, M.E., von Arx, G., Wermelinger, B., Wohlgemuth, T., Zweifel, R., and Schaub, M. 2022. Lessons  learned from  a  long-term  irrigation experiment in  a dry  Scots  pine forest: Impacts on traits and functioning. Ecological Monographs. (in press). (IF 9.814).

Bottero, A., Forrester, D. I., Cailleret, M., Kohnle, U., Gessler, A., Michel, D., Bose, A. K., Bauhus, J., Bugmann, H., Cuntz, M., Gillerot, L., Hanewinkel, M., Lévesque, M., Ryder, J., Sainte-Marie, J., Schwarz, J., Yousepfour, R., Zamora, J. C., Rigling, A. 2021. Growth resilience of managed silver fir and Norway spruce mixed forests in central Europe – contrasting responses to mild and severe droughtsGlobal Change Biology27(18), 4403-4419. (IF 13.212).

Bose, A.K., Scherrer, D., Camarero, J. J., Ziche, D., Babst, F., Bigler, C., Bolte, A., Dorado-Liñán I., Etzold, S., Fonti, F., Forrester, D. I., Gavinet, J., Gazol, A., González de Andrés, E., Karger, D. N., Lebourgeois, F., Lévesque, M., Martínez-Sancho, E., Menzel, A., Neuwirth, B., Nicolas, M., Sanders, T. G. M., Scharnweber, T., Schröder, J., Zweifel, R., Gessler, A., and Rigling, A. 2021. Climate sensitivity and drought seasonality determine post-drought growth recovery of Quercus petraea and Quercus robur in Europe. Science of the Total Environment. 784, 147222. (IF 10.754).

Bose, A. K, Wagner, R.G., Weiskittel, A., D'Amato, A. 2021. Effect magnitudes of operational-scale partial harvesting on residual tree growth and mortality of ten major tree species in Maine USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 484: 118953. (IF 4.384).


Bose, A. K., Gessler, A., Bolte, A., Bottero, A., Buras, A., Cailleret, M., Camarero, J. J., Häni, M., Hereş, A-M., Hevia, A., Lévesque, M., Linares, J. C., Martinez-Vilalta, J., Matías, L., Menzel, A., Sánchez-Salguero, R., Saurer, M., Vennetier, M., Ziche, D., and Rigling, A. 2020. Growth and resilience responses of Scots pine to extreme droughts across Europe depend on pre-drought growth conditions. Global Change Biology (in press). (IF 13.212).

Bose, A. K., Nelson, A.S., Olson, M. G. 2020. Growth and mortality of forest regeneration to partial harvesting is altered by species shade tolerance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. (in press). (IF 2.331).

Zweifel, R., Etzold, S., Sterck, F., Gessler, A., Anfodillo, T., Mencuccini, M., von Arx, G., Lazzarin, M., Haeni, M., Feichtinger, L., Meusburger, K., Knüsel, S., Walthert, L., Salmon, Y., Bose, A.K., Schönbeck, L., Hug, C., De Girardi, N., Giuggiola, A., Schaub, M., Rigling, A. 2020. Determinants of legacy effects in pine trees - implications from an irrigation-stop experiment. New Phytologist. (in press). (IF 10.151).

Bose, A. K., Moser, B., Rigling, A., Lehmann, M. M., Milcu, A., Peter, M., Rellstab, C., Wohlgemuth, T., and Gessler, A. 2020. Memory of environmental conditions across generations affects the acclimation potential of Scots pine. Plant, Cell & Environment. 43 (5), 1288-1299. (IF 6.362).


Etzold, S., Ziemińska, K., Rohner, B., Bottero, A., Bose, A. K., Ruehr, N. K., Zingg, A., Rigling, A. 2019. One century of forest monitoring data in Switzerland reveals species- and site-specific trends of climate-induced tree mortality. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, 307. (IF 6.627.)

Brais, S., Harvey, B. D., and Bose, A. K. 2019. Stem- and stand-level growth and mortality following partial cutting in eastern boreal poplar – white spruce stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 49: 463-470. (IF 2.331).


Bose, A. K., Weiskittel, A., Kuehne, C., Wagner, R.G., Burkhart, H., and Turnblom, E. 2018. Tree-level growth and mortality responses following commercial thinning of four major softwood species in North America. Forest Ecology and Management. 427: 355-364. (IF 4.384).

Bose, A. K., Nelson, A.S., Kane, M., Rigling, A. 2018. Density reduction in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) stands to increase tree C assimilation: an approach with the dual δ13C and δ18O isotope signatures in needlesAnnals of Forest Science. 75 (1) 8. (IF 2.555).

Bose, A. K., Wagner, R.G., Roth, B. and Weiskittel, A. 2018. Influence of browsing and overstory on American beech and sugar maple regeneration nine years following understory herbicide release in central Maine. New Forests. 49(1): 67-85. (IF 1.598).

Bose, A. K., Weiskittel, A., Kuehne, C., Wagner, R.G., Burkhart, H., and Turnblom, E. 2018. Does commercial thinning improve stand-level growth of the three most commercially important softwood forest types in North America?Forest Ecology and Management. 409:683-693.  (IF 4.384).


Bose, A. K., Weiskittel, A., Wagner, R.G. 2017. A three decade assessment of climate-associated changes in forest composition across the north-eastern USA. Journal of Applied Ecology. 54 (6): 1592-1604. The results of this manuscript were covered by The New York Times and by The Washington Post. (IF 5.84).

Bose, A. K., Weiskittel, A., Wagner, R.G. 2017. Occurrence, pattern of change, and factors associated with American beech dominance in stands of the northeastern USA forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 392:202-212. (IF 4.384).


Bose, A. K., Weiskittel, A., Wagner, R.G. and Kuehne, C. 2016. Assessing the factors influencing natural regeneration patterns in the diverse, multi-cohort, and managed forests of Maine, USA.Journal of Vegetation Science, 27(6):1140-1150. (IF 2.944).


Bose, A. K., Harvey, B. D., and Brais, S. 2015. Does partial harvesting promote old-growth attributes of boreal mixedwood Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) stands?Forest Ecology and Management. 353: 173-186. (IF 4.384).

Bose, A. K., Harvey, B. D., Coates, K. D., Brais, S. and Bergeron, Y. 2015. Modelling stand development after partial harvesting in boreal mixedwoods of eastern Canada. Ecological Modelling, 300:123-136. (IF 2.363).

Bose, A. K.,Harvey, B. D., Brais, S., Beaudet, M., and Leduc, A. 2015. Cut With Care! Magazine, Institute of Chartered Forester, UK, Autumn Issue p 18.


Bose, A. K., Harvey, B., and Brais, S. 2014. Sapling recruitment and mortality dynamics following partial harvesting in aspen-dominated mixedwoods in eastern Canada.Forest Ecology and Management. 329: 37-48. (IF 4.384).

Bose, A. K., Brais, S., and Harvey, B. D. 2014. Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) volume growth in the eastern boreal mixedwood: effect of partial cutting, social status, and neighborhood competition.Forest Ecology and Management. 327: 209-220. (IF 4.384).

Bose, A. K., Schelhaas, M., Mazerolle, M., and Bongers, F. 2014. Temperate forest development during secondary succession: effects of soil, dominant species and management. European Journal of Forest Research 133 (3), 511-523. (IF 2.354).

Bose, A. K., Harvey, B. D., Brais, S., Beaudet, M., and Leduc, A. 2014. Constraints to partial cutting in the boreal forest of Canada in the context of natural disturbance-based management: a review. Forestry 87, 11-28. (Won the Silvicultural Prize, 2014). (IF 2.876).

2013 and early

Brais, S.; Work, T.T.; Robert, É.; O'Connor, C.D.; Strukelj, M.; Bose, A. K., Celentano, D.; Harvey, B.D. 2013. Ecosystem responses to partial harvesting in eastern boreal mixedwood stands. Forests, 4, 364-385. (IF 3.282).

Hossain, M., Siddique, M.H.H., Bose, A. K., Limon, S.H., Chowdhury, M.R.K., and Saha, S. 2012. Allometry, above-ground biomass and nutrient distribution in Ceriops decandra (Griffith) Ding Hou dominated forest types of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh.Wetland Ecology and Management. 20(6):539-548. (IF 1.20).

Kamruzzaman, M. Saha, S.K, Bose, A. K., and Islam, M. N. 2008. Effects of age and height on physical and mechanical properties of bamboo.Journal of Tropical Forest Science 20(3): 211–217.
(IF 0.90).