TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

TUD Photo Contest Winner at Tropentag 2020

A focus group discussion with farmers involved in eucalyptus planting. (©J. Scheler)

Jakob Scheler, a forestry student at the TU Dresden, won the international photo competition in the category of photo stories, organized by the non-profit organization Let’s plant e.V. in cooperation with the Tropentag conference 2020. Jakob presented a series of photographs capturing the life of tree farmers and communities in northern Ethiopia. All pictures were taken during his research stay for his BSc thesis in July 2016 in Wogera District and Gondar City, Amhara Region. He researched on the impact of social capital on farm establishment, management and wood marketing in Northern Ethiopia. Read More

Call for DAAD Scholarship applications for Admission 2021

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You  are invited to attend the 2021 MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY. The course is taught in English at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence.

Over many decades, the international orientation and socio-economic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will benefit from the international background of our research and lecturing scientists who supervise your field research in the tropics. In addition socio-economic and general aspects of tropical forestry, the course also includes specific topics of climate change related carbon forestry, agroforestry and land use change. Another plus: As public university TUD exempts students from tuition fees!

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Farmer-forest enterprise cooperation in commercial tree growing: Field research experiences in Uganda

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Sherry Kyamagero with the Namwasa outgrowers chairperson (©Kyamagero)

My name is Sherry Kyamagero. I come from Uganda. I am a master’s student in the international programme Tropical Forestry at the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Technische Universität Dresden. Here are my field research experiences amid the pandemic.

 

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BluoVerda e.V – an alumni initiative for sustaining Landscapes in Latin America

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Lead the scene to keep it Blue and Green! – This is the slogan of BluoVerda Deutschland e.V. A non-profit diaspora organization (“Verein” in the German legal system) established in December 2018 as an alumni initiative. BluoVerda promotes the maintenance, enhancement and recovery of ecosystems, and natural resources in Latin America and gets active through initiating and linking projects between Latin America and Germany. Its name come from Esperanto and means blue and green – as symbols for vegetation and water.

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Breath of fresh air: A trip in the Sächsische Schweiz National Park

During the Corona pandemic, in which almost everyone is following online programs, a remarkable step was taken for the well-being of the Tropical Forestry Master students. A field trip was arranged under the framework of the “Organization and Management System” module, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pretzsch and Dr. Eckhard Auch. The research assistant Gabriela Huidobro Jáuregui also participated in this trip with the students and captured the memorable moments of the excursion on her camera.

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View of the Sächsische Schweiz landscape ©G. Huidobro

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Students elaborating business models of forest organizations

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Master students (Batch 2019-2021) (©G. Huidobro)

In the module “Forest Organizations and Management”, our MSc students had the task to elaborate business models of various forest organizations. In a course of two days, the students came to the campus in Tharandt to conduct group work. This was the only chance in this summer semester that the master students returned to the campus for face-to-face learning. Of course, we did our best to implement the physical distancing measures. Read More