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ASTAT: a two-day video conference on the project results in 2020

Workshop within the ASTAT project scheduled for December 2020 took place online due to the global pandemic. Project partners from Dresden, Tharandt, Kazan and Saint Petersburg met in a format of video conference on two days – December 09 and…

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Tanzania National Scenario Workshop within the WoodCluster Project

A scenario workshop involving national-level stakeholders is a vital research activity within the WoodCluster project that tackles the decision-making level. In this unprecedented year of 2020, we are happy that this activity has been successfully implemented. On November 27th 2020, our…

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Welcoming the new head of Chair of Tropical and International Forestry: A Q&A session with Prof. Lukas Giessen

In October this year, we had the transition from Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch to Prof. Lukas Giessen. As the new head of the institute, we asked Prof. Lukas Giessen a few questions to learn more about him and the new perspectives for the…

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WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other….

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A pilot project on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Uganda

I’m called Jjemba Bonny, an alumnus of MSc Tropical Forestry from Uganda. I completed my studies in 2019 and my research project was done on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Mubende District, Uganda. FMNR is a simple land restoration technique…

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27 years of Prof. Pretzsch and internationalization to Tharandt

On October 5th we gathered in a small group to commemorate the 27 years of leadership of Professor Pretzsch at the institute. Members of the team, his doctoral students and his wife wanted to wish him the best for this…

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