Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry course, successfully defended his MSc thesis on 28 October 2019. The thesis focusses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers and their Relation to the Timber Market in Mufindi District, Tanzania”. He condcuted his research in the Tanzanian study site of the ongoing WoodCluster project and therefore contributed with its results to the overall project work. The defense was well attended by his fellow students. Japhet’s report about his field work in Tanzania, spring this year, can be read on our blog and gives more insights on his work and methods.