Successful doctoral defense of La Thi Tham on Acacia hybrid value chains in Vietnam

On Monday, April 19th 2021, La Thi Tham successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled “A transition towards higher value uses of natural-resource based products: Case study of value chains and impacts on rural livelihoods of Acacia hybrid timber in Central Vietnam”. With Summa Cum Laude, Tham has performed an outstanding defense and overall research work!

Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy

My name is Fredy Polo and I have started working as a Research Associate at the Tropical Forest Chair of the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products from 1 April 2021. As part of this position I will join the newly constituted Research Group “International Forest Governance and Multilateralism” to work under the supervisionContinue reading “Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy”

The Republic of Tatarstan celebrated the International Day of Forests

Prof. Albrecht Bemmann greeted (virtually) his colleagues as well as students and pupils in the Republic of Tatarstan who had gathered at the Faculty of Forestry of Kazan State Agricultural University for the International Day of Forests. This is not the first year that the Republic of Tatarstan celebrates the Day of Forest with theContinue reading “The Republic of Tatarstan celebrated the International Day of Forests”

Interdisciplinary module “praxiSDG”

New learning format for Tropical Forestry students offered. The summer 2021 edition of praxiSDG is conjointly supported by the Chair of Political Science with a focus on International Politics, the Chair of Business Administration, esp. Sustainability Management and Operational Environmental Economics, the Chair of Business Management, esp. Environmental Management, and the Chair of Tropical andContinue reading “Interdisciplinary module “praxiSDG””

“There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting

How do institutions affect small-scale forestry at multiple levels? How does the institutional change process drive small-scale forest use/forest management? What could be the future orientations on organizational governance on small-scale forestry? Those are the overarching questions we strived to address during a panel discussion at the online 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3), hostedContinue reading ““There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting”

Welcoming one of our alumni to the CamForst Project

My name is Raphael Owusu, a national of Ghana. I joined the Institute of International Forestry and Forests Products as a Research Assistant in February 2021 to work with the research team for the CamForst Project. I am currently living in Dresden, after having completed the master course in Tropical Forestry at the Institute of International ForestryContinue reading “Welcoming one of our alumni to the CamForst Project”