Dr. phil. nat. Vera Holland

List of publications

  • Bantis F, Früchtenicht E, Graap J, Ströll S, Reininger N, Schäfer L,
    Pollastrini M, Holland V, Bussotti F, Radoglou K & Brüggemann W (2020). The JIP-test as a tool for forestry in times of climate change. Photosynthetica, 58 (SI)
  • Koller S, Holland V & Brüggemann W (2020). Special issue in honour of Prof. Reto J. Strasser: Seasonal monitoring of PSII functionality and relative chlorophyll content on a field site in two consecutive years: A case study of different oak species. Photosynthetica, 58 (SI), 194-205.
  • Holland V, Fragner L, Jungcurt T, Weckwerth W & Brüggemann W (2016). Girdling interruption between source and sink in Quercus pubescens does not trigger leaf senescence. Photosynthetica, 54(4), 589-597.
  • Pollastrini M, Holland V, Brüggemann W, Bruelheide H, Dănilă I, Jaroszewicz B, Valladares F & Bussotti F (2016). Taxonomic and ecological relevance of the chlorophyll a fluorescence signature of tree species in mixed European forests. New Phytologist, 212(1), 51-65.
  • Pollastrini M, Holland V, Brüggemann W, & Bussotti F (2016). Chlorophyll a fluorescence analysis in forests. Annali di Botanica, 6, 23-37.
  • Bussotti F, Pollastrini M, Holland V and Brüggemann W (2015). Functional traits and adaptive capacity of European forests to climate change. Environmental and Experimental Botany 111:91-113.
  • Holland V, Koller S, Lukas S and Brüggemann W (2015). Drought-and frost-induced accumulation of soluble carbohydrates during accelerated senescence in Quercus pubescens. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-015-1290-4.
  • Holland V and Brüggemann W (2013). Insight into the photosynthetic apparatus in evergreen and deciduous European oaks during autumnal senescence by using OJIP fluorescence transient analysis. Plant biology, 16(4), 801-808.
  • Koller S, Holland V, Brüggemann W (2013). Fast chlorophyll a fluorescence kinetic signatures as an easy analysis method of differential drought stress effects in evergreen and deciduous European oaks, Photosynthetica, 51(4), 574-582.
  • Pollastrini M, Holland V, Brüggemann W, Koricheva J, Jussila I, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Berger S, Bussotti F (2013). Interactions and competition processes among tree species in young experimental mixed forests, assessed with chlorophyll fluorescence and leaf morphology. Plant Biology, 16(2), 323-331.
  • Baeten L, Verheyen K, Wirth C et al. (2013). A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests. PPEES,15(5), 281-291.
  • Holland V and Brüggemann W (2011) Photosynthetic properties of Quercus x hispanica Lam. and Quercus suber L. under harsh Central European winter conditions. Photosynthetica, 49(3): 459-465.

PhD-Thesis: Physiological studies on natural and induced senescence of different European Quercus Taxa in regard to Climate Change

Diploma Thesis: Untersuchungen zur Photosynthese von Eichenhybriden (Quercus x hispanica) und ihrern Elternarten im Winterhalbjahr


  • Assoziiertes Mitglied von FunDiv Europe
  • Cotutelle Student der Universität Florenzof the University of Florence
  • Erhalt des P&G Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2010 für die nachhaltigste Diplomarbeit 2009  


Dr. phil. nat. Vera Holland

Ökophysiologie der Pflanzen

Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität

Biologicum (Flügel D, 1. OG, Raum 1.416)
Campus Riedberg
Max-von-Laue-Straße 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: holland@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Tel.: +49.(0)69.798.42189