H.-CH. Spatz

Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christof Spatz
Institute for Biology III
Albert-Ludwigs-University
Schaenzlestrasse 1
D-79104 Freiburg i.Br.
E-mail: spatz@biologie.uni-freiburg.de




Selected Publications:


M. Eigen, L. de Maeyer und H.-CH. Spatz: Über das kinetische Verhalten von Protonen und Deuteronen in Eiskristallen. Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft für physikalische Chemie 68, 19-29 (1964).

F. Cramer, W. Saenger, and H.-CH. Spatz: Inclusion Compounds. XIX. The Formation of Inclusion Compounds of a-Cyclodextrin in Aqueous Solutions. Thermodynamics and Kinetics. J. of the American Chemical Society, 89, 14 (1967).

H.-CH. Spatz and Donald M. Crothers: The Rate of DNA Unwinding. J. Mol. Biol. 42, 191-219 (1969).

D.M. Crothers and H.-CH. Spatz: Theory of Friction-Limited DNA Unwinding. Biopolymers, 10, 1949-1972 (1971).

H.-CH. Spatz and T.A. Trautner: One Way to Do Experiments on Gene Conversion? Transfection with Heteroduplex SPP1 DNA. Molec. Gen. Genetics 109, 84-106 (1970).

H.-CH. Spatz and T.A. Trautner: The Role of Recombination in Transfection of B. subtilis. Molec. Gen. Genetics 113, 174-190 (1971).

K.G. Jacob, R. Willmund, E. Folkers, K.F. Fischbach, and H.-CH. Spatz: T-Maze Phototaxis of Drosophila melanogaster and Several Mutants in the Visual Systems. J. comp. Physiol. 116, 209-225 (1977).

D. Menne and H.-CH. Spatz: Colour Vision in Drosophila melanogaster. J. comp. Physiol. 114, 301-312 (1977).

C. Hernández de Salomon and H.-CH. Spatz: Colour vision in Drosophila melanogaster: Wavelength discrimination. J. comp. Physiol. 150, 31-37 (1983).

45) A. Aszódi, U. Müller, P. Friedrich, and H.-CH. Spatz: Signal Convergence on Protein Kinase A as a Molecular Correlate of Learning. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 88, 5382-5386 (1991).

H.-CH. Spatz: Circulation, Metabolic Rate and Body Size in Mammals. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 161, 231-236 (1991).

H.-CH. Spatz, Ch. Boomgarden and Th. Speck: Contribution to the Biomechanics of Plants. III: Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Local Buckling. Botanica Acta 106, 254-264 (1993).

Spatz, H.-CH., F. Brüchert, A. Emanns, and T. Speck (1997): Biomechanics of Arundo donax. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B 352, 1-10

Spatz, H.-CH. and F. Brüchert (2000): Basic Biomechanics of Self-Supporting Plants: Wind loads and gravitational loads on a Norway spruce tree. Forest Ecology and Management, 135, 33-44

Spatz, H.-CH. and O. Speck (2002): Oscillation frequencies of tapered plant stems. Am J Bot 89, 1-11

Niklas, K. J. and H.-C. Spatz. 2004. Growth and hydraulic (not mechanical) constraints govern the scaling of tree height and mass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 101 15 661 - 15 663.

H.-CH. Spatz, F. Bruechert and J. Pfisterer: Multiple Resonance Damping or how do Trees Escape Dangerously Large Oscillations? Am. J. Bot 94, 1603 - 1611 (2007).

K. J. Niklas, and H.CH. Spatz: Worldwide Correlations of Mechanical Properties and Green Wood Density. Am. J. Botany 97, 1587 - 1594 (2010).

H.-CH. Spatz, and K. J. Niklas: Modes of Failure in Tubular Plant Organs. Am. J. Botany 100, 332 - 336 (2013).

H.-CH. Spatz, and B. Theckes: Review: Oscillation Damping in Trees. Plant Science 207, 66 - 71 (2013).

H.-CH. Spatz: Karl-Friedrich Fischbach 's First Publications and Their Impact in the Biological Sciences. J. Neurogenetics 28, 167 - 170 (2014).

 

Books:


Hertting, G. and H.-CH. Spatz, ed.: Modulation of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity in Nervous Systems. NATO ASI Series, Springer Verlag 1988.

Spatz, H.-CH. and Th. Speck (2000): Plant Biomechanics 2000: Proceedings of the 3rd Plant Biomechanics Conference Freiburg-Badenweiler, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart

K. J. Niklas, K. J. and H.-CH. Spatz: Plant Physics. Chicago University Press (2012).

 

Publications 2000 - 2016:


Beismann, H., Wilhelmi, H., Bailleres, H., Spatz, H.-CH., Bogenrieder, A., and T. Speck (2000): Brittleness of twig bases in the genus Salix - fracture mechanics and ecological relevance. J. Exp. Bot. 51, 617-633.

Koehler, L., Speck, T., and H.-CH. Spatz (2000): Micromechanics and anatomical changes during early ontogeny of two lianescent Aristolochia species. Planta 210, 691-700.

Koehler, L. (2000): Biphasic mechanical behaviour of plant tissues. Mat Sci Eng, C11, 51-56.

Koehler, L. (2000): Biomechanische Eigenschaften und ihr Einfluss auf das mechanische Verhalten von Aristolochia macrophylla und Aristolochia brasiliensis. BIONA report 14, 148-152.

Niklas, K.J. and H.-CH. Spatz (2000): Wind-induced stresses in cherry trees: Evidence against the hypothesis of constant stress levels. Trees, Structure and Function 14, 230-237.

Spatz, H.-CH. and F. Bruechert (2000): Basic Biomechanics of Self-Supporting Plants: Wind loads and gravitational loads on a Norway spruce tree. Forest Ecology and Management 135, 33-44.

Speck, O. und V. Faessler (2000): Schwingungsdaempfung bei pflanzlichen Achsen-Schwingungsanalysen von Arundo donax und Carex pendula. BIONA report 14, 31-38.

Speck, O., Speck, T., and H.-CH. Spatz (2000): Arundo donax as a damped harmonic oscillator. BIONA report 14, 143-147.

Ennos, A.R., Spatz, H.-CH., and T. Speck (2000): The Functional Morphology of the Petioles of the Banana Musa textilis. J. Exp. Bot. 51, 2085-2093.

Spatz, H.-CH. (2000): Greenhill's formula for the critical Euler buckling length revisited. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Plant Biomechanics Conference, (H.-CH. Spatz and T. Speck, eds.), Thieme-Verlag, Stuttgart, 30-37.

Speck, O. and H.-CH. Spatz (2000): Oscillation and damping behaviour of the giant reed Arundo donax. Proceedings of the 3rd Plant Biomechanics Conference (H.-CH. Spatz and T. Speck (eds.), Thieme-Verlag, Stuttgart, 39-44.

Niklas, K.J. and H.-CH. Spatz (2000): Response to Klaus Mattheck's letter. Trees 15, 64-65.

Speck, T. and H.-CH Spatz (2001): Transkription oder Translation: Pflanzen als Ideengeber für neue Materialien und technische Leichtbaustrukturen. In: BIONIK : ökologische Technik nach dem Vorbild der Natur ? (A. v. Gleich, Hrsg.) B.G. Teubner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2. Auflage.

Spatz, H.-CH. (2001): Sicherheitsfaktoren in der Biomechanik von Bäumen. Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2001. Bernhard Thalacker Verlag, Braunschweig, 164-170.

Spatz, H.-CH. (2001): Sicherheitsfaktoren in der Biomechanik von Bäumen (Kurzfassung). Landschaftsarchitektur 31, Heft 2, 29-32.

Speck, T., O. Speck and H.-CH. Spatz (2001): Pflanzen als "Ideengeber" für die Technik. BIONA report 15, 187-202.

Spatz, H.-CH. and J. Zebrowski (2001): Oscillation Frequencies of Plant Stems with Apical Loads. Planta 214, 215-219.

Spatz, H.-CH. and O. Speck (2002): Oscillation frequencies of tapered plant stems. Am. J. Botany 89, 1-11.

Koehler, L. and H.-CH. Spatz (2002): Micromechanics of plant tissues beyond the linear elastic range. Planta 215, 33-40.

Speck, T., Rowe,N., Civeyrel,L., Classen-Bockhoff, R., Neinhuis, C. and Spatz, H.-CH. (2003): The potential of plant biomechanics in functional biology and systematics. In: T. Stuessey, F. Hörandl & V. Mayer (eds.), Deep Morphology: Toward a Renaissance of Morphology in Plant Systematics. Koeltz, Koenigstein. Chapter 12, pp.: 241 - 271.

Bruechert, F., Spatz, H.-CH., and O. Speck (2003): Oscillations of plant stems and their damping: theory and experiments. Phil. Trans. R. Soc., London B 358, 1487 - 1492.

Speck, O. and H.-CH. Spatz (2003a): Mechanical properties of the rhizome of Arundo donax L. Plant Biology 5, 661-669.

Pfisterer J.A., Spatz H-CH., Erforth D. and H. Marten (2003): Untersuchungen zur Biegebruchfestigkeit von Astgabeln der Hasel (Corylus avellana L.). In: Dujesiefken D., Kockerbeck P. (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2003; Braunschweig (Thalacker Verlag), 255 - 268.

Spatz, H.-CH. (2003): Kronensicherung und Auffangsicherung: ein Kommentar zur ZTV - Baumpflege, 2001, Tabelle 1 des Anhangs. Stadt und Gruen 52, 43-45.

Speck, O. and H.-CH. Spatz (2004): Damped oscillations of the giant reed Arundo donax. Am. J. Botany 91, 789-796

Spatz, H.-CH. and A. Emanns (2004): The mechanical role of the endodermis in Equisetum plant stems. Am. J. Botany 91, 1936-1938

Bargel, H., H.-CH. Spatz, T. Speck, and C. Neinhuis (2004): Two dimensional tension tests in plant biomechanics - sweet cherry fruit skin as a model system. Plant Biology 6, 432-439

Spatz, H.-CH., Emanns A., and O. Speck (2004): The structural basis of oscillation damping in plant stems. Journal of Bionics Engineering 1, 149-158

Niklas, K. J. and H.-CH. Spatz. 2004. Growth and hydraulic (not mechanical) constraints govern the scaling of tree height and mass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 101: 15 661 - 15 663

Niklas, K. J. and H.-CH. Spatz (2006): Allometric Theory and the Mechanical Stability of Large Trees: Proof and Conjecture. Am. J. Botany 93, 824 - 828

Spatz, H.-CH., F. Bruechert and J. Pfisterer (2006): How do Trees Escape Dangerously Large Oscillations ? In: Proceedings of the 5th Plant Biomechanics Conference, (L. Salmen, ed.)

Pfisterer, J. and H.-CH. Spatz (2006): Biomechanical behaviour of branch junctions. In: Proceedings of the 5th Plant Biomechanics Conference, (L. Salmen, ed.)

Niklas, K. J., H.-CH. Spatz and J. Vincent (2006): Plant Biomechanics: An Overview and Perspective. Am. J. Botany 93, 1369 - 1378.

Spatz, H.-CH., F. Bruechert und J. Pfisterer (2007a): Wie reagieren Bäume auf dynamische Windlasten oder wie können Bäume einer Resonanzkatastrophe entgehen? Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2007; Braunschweig (Thalacker Verlag), 260 - 269.

Spatz, H.-CH., F. Bruechert and J. Pfisterer (2007b): Multiple resonance damping or how do Trees Escape Dangerously Large Oscillations? Am. J. Botany 94, 1603 - 1611.

Pfisterer J. und H.-CH. Spatz (2008): Anatomische und biomechanische Eigenschaften von Achselholz. Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung 12, 632 - 635.

Niklas, K. J., E. D. Cobb, and H.-CH. Spatz (2009): Predicting the Allometry of Leaf Surface Area and Dry Mass. Am. J. Botany 96, 531 - 536.

Pfisterer J. und H.-CH. Spatz (2010): Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Windlast und Schwingungsverhalten von Baumkronen - aktuelle Untersuchungsergebnisse. Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2010; Braunschweig (Thalacker Verlag), 85 - 104.

Niklas, K. J. and H.CH. Spatz (2010): Worldwide Correlations of Mechanical Properties and Green Wood Density. Am. J. Botany 97, 1587 - 1594.

Niklas, K. J. and H.-CH. Spatz (2012): Mechanical Properties of Wood Disproportionately Increase with Increasing Density. Am. J. Botany 99, 169 - 170.

Pfisterer, J. A. und H.-CH. Spatz (2012): Katalog der Steifigkeit und Festigkeit für Holz von Laubbäumen. Beziehungen zwischen mechanischen Eigenschaften frischer Hölzer aus verschiedenen Klimazonen und deren Dichte. AFZ-DerWald 8, 41 - 45.

Spatz, H.-CH and K. J. Niklas (2013): Modes of Failure in Tubular Plant Organs. Am. J. Botany 100, 332 - 336.

Spatz, H.-CH. And B. Theckes (2013): Review: Oscillation Damping in Trees. Plant Science 207, 66 - 71.

Spatz, H.-CH. and J. A. Pfisterer (2013): Mechanical Properties of Green Wood and Their Relevance for Tree Risk Assessment. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 39, 218 - 225.

Spatz. H.-CH. (2014): Karl-Friedrich Fischbach ' s First Publications and Their Impact in the Biological Sciences. J. Neurogenetics 28, 167 - 170.

A. Albrecht, E. Badel, V. Bonnesoeur, Y. Brunet, T. Constant, P. Défossez, E. de Langre , S. Dupont, M. Fournier, B. Gardiner, , S. J. Mitchell, J. P. Moore, B. Moulia, B. C. Nicoll, K. J. Niklas, M.-J. Schelhaas, H.-CH. Spatz, F. W. Telewski (2016): Comment on Critical Wind Speed at which Trees Break by Virot et al. 2016. Physical Reviews E (to be published).