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Virtual Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

Dresden_Nexus_Conference_2020_LogoThe third edition of the Dresden Nexus Conference (eDNC2020) will take place 3–5 June 2020 as online event under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”. The registration is now open and this event is entirely free of charge. You can find  more information about the programme here. Read More

Job call: Research fellow for ASTAT project

In our institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, at the Chair of Tropical Forestry, a project position as research fellow in the BMEL project “Development of Sustainable Forest Management and Utilization Concepts for Aspen-Dominated Forests in the Republic of Tatarstan (ASTAT)” („Entwicklung  nachhaltiger  Waldbewirtschaftungs- und Nutzungskonzepte  für durch Aspen geprägte  Waldbestände in der Republik Tatarstan  (ASTAT)“) is to be filled with 75% of the regular weekly working time until 31.12.2022. The job call can be accessed on TU Dresden’s job offer website. Despite the German job description, international applicants are welcome. Russian language skills are an advantage. Please send the applicaiton to the contact stated in the job call.  

Tropical Forestry work and study life in times of COVID-19

Online lecture with Prof. Kapp and MSc students(©IIFFP)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 changed the work and social life of our institute from one day to the other, like almost every else’s one in the world. Since 21 March, the TU Dresden operates in emergency mode. Only a limited number of staff is allowed to be at the offices. Everyone else works from home. Face-to-face teaching is suspended for the whole summer semester. Only very selected teaching events that require students to attend can slowly take place from May on. What at first, we tough was unimaginable, is now part of our daily lives. Read More

SUTROFOR Field Course Experience in Uganda

Beautiful landscape in Uganda but prone to landslide risks (©Sutrofor)

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) program Joint Summer Module took place in western Uganda, on the outskirts of the Budongo Forest Reserve (BFR). I am Heath Peter Jorgenson and I am happy to share my experience as one of the students participating in the program.

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The First Meeting of the German-Russian Forest Research Project – ASTAT – in Tatarstan



Working group in the Aspen stands at the Biljarsk Forestry Office (©Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan)

On January 1st, 2020, began the German-Russian research project ASTAT – “Development of Sustainable Forest Management and Use Concepts for Aspen Forests in the Republic of Tatarstan” –, and will be running until December 2022. The objectives of the project are to analyze aspen stands in the Republic of Tatarstan and to develop recommendations for a future strategy for sustainable forest development and value creation for the large and increasing aspen stands.

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Module on International Nature Conservation on the Island of Vilm, Baltic Sea


Participants on the Module of International Nature Conservation 2020 ©De Brito Gomes

When I first got to know about the module on International Nature Conservation on the isle of Vilm organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz – BfN), I was not sure if should I apply or not because the course would be at the end of February, exactly during the exams period of the master course. However, it didn’t take me that much time to decide, though, applying for it wouldn’t mean that I would be selected and so I prepared my CV and letter of motivation, giving life the role to choose whatever was better for me. Read More