The Chair of Tropical Forestry is a member of PRISMA (“Performance and Policy Research in Sustainability Measurement and Assessment”) of the TU Dresden. On January 22nd 2019, the Chair, represented by Prof. Pretzsch, Dr. Maxi Domke and Kendisha Soekardjo Hintz, attended the 4th General Meeting of PRISMA. We were warmly hosted at the UNU Flores.
The Ph.D. candidates and Post-Docs at the Chair of Tropical Forestry regularly meet up to discuss our research progress. During our January meeting, we had the pleasure to listen to the field experience of our Ph.D. candidate from Indonesia, Sri Astutik, who specializes on medicinal plants and rural livelihoods. Sri Astutik recently returned from her field work in various places in Indonesia: Meru Betiri National Park (East Java), Solo (Central Java), and Sukabumi (West Java). The Meru Betiri National Park (henceforth MBNP) extends up to 580 km2, providing habitat for countless fauna and flora, while Solo and Sukabumi were selected to represent a type of highland farming area.
What if change-makers, scientists, politicians, private companies and inquisitive students all gather under the same roof? On the first weekend of December 2018, some of our first year master and PhD students and a Tropical Forestry alumni had the opportunity to visit the Global Landscapes Forum 2018 in Bonn. The following is the account from the Tharandt team: Nga and Kendisha (PhD candidates) and Vianny (alumni and research assistant at the Chair of Forest Biometry and Forest Systems Analysis).
On behalf of the whole team of the Chair of Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, we wish everyone a merry Christmas and that you “slide well into the new year” (as the Germans say it: “einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!”)
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products at Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, seeks to fill the Chair (W3) of Tropical and International Forestry from 01.10.2020.
Please see details of this position and how to apply at https://tu-dresden.de/vacancy/6529
The deadline for applications is 31.01.2019.