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Dr. Arun Bose



Visiting scientist


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf




Nov 2017 - present: Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow WSL, Switzerland.

Mar 2015 – Oct 2017: US National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University of Maine, USA.

Mar 2011 – Dec 2014: Ph.D research student, University of Quebec, Canada. 

Oct 2013 – Dec 2013: Visiting researcher, Ministry of Forest and Environment, BC, Canada. 

Sep 2008 – 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.

Aug 2007– Jun 2008: Research assistant Khulna University, Bangladesh.

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




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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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).

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.

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.

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.