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Call for Application for International Short Courses

The Center for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) located at TU Dresden, invites all interested persons to apply for the following UNEP/UNESCO/BMU International Short Courses on Ecosystem and Environmental Management. Full scholarships are available.

Chair of Tropical Forestry in PRISMA General Meeting and Symposium

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PRISMA General Meeting

The Chair of Tropical Forestry is a member of PRISMA (“Performance and Policy Research in Sustainability Measurement and Assessment”) of the TU Dresden. On January 22nd 2019, the Chair, represented by Prof. Pretzsch, Dr. Maxi Domke and Kendisha Soekardjo Hintz, attended the 4th General Meeting of PRISMA. We were warmly hosted at the UNU Flores.

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Production systems of medicinal plants: Field work experience in Indonesia


Field work (©Astutik)

The Ph.D. candidates and Post-Docs at the Chair of Tropical Forestry regularly meet up to discuss our research progress. During our January meeting, we had the pleasure to listen to the field experience of our Ph.D. candidate from Indonesia, Sri Astutik, who specializes on medicinal plants and rural livelihoods. Sri Astutik recently returned from her field work in various places in Indonesia: Meru Betiri National Park (East Java), Solo (Central Java), and Sukabumi (West Java). The Meru Betiri National Park (henceforth MBNP) extends up to 580 km2, providing habitat for countless fauna and flora, while Solo and Sukabumi were selected to represent a type of highland farming area.

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Tharandt goes to Bonn: The Global Landscapes Forum 2018

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Tharandt Team at GLF Bonn 2018

What if change-makers, scientists, politicians, private companies and inquisitive students all gather under the same roof? On the first weekend of December 2018, some of our first year master and PhD students and a Tropical Forestry alumni had the opportunity to visit the Global Landscapes Forum 2018 in Bonn. The following is the account from the Tharandt team: Nga and Kendisha (PhD candidates) and Vianny (alumni and research assistant at the Chair of Forest Biometry and Forest Systems Analysis).


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Corporate Social Responsibility – learning and discussing about an important and complex topic

Why would forestry students be interested in the topic of business ethical nature?

Both batches of the Tropical Forestry Master course and doctoral students had the opportunity to attend a lecture of Prof. Albert Löhr – holder of the chair of social sciences and an expert on Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). We learned that CSR is employed in a variety of ways with regard to labor regulations, social issues (such as inequality) and societal concerns (such as environmental degradation). Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

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On behalf of the whole team of the Chair of Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, we wish everyone a merry Christmas and that you “slide well into the new year” (as the Germans say it: “einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!”)

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