TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

Succesful Doctoral Defense of Francois Jost

Congratulations to Dr Francois Jost on his successful defense of his doctoral thesis on “Sustainable livelihood strategies for risk reduction in the Andes”! For this special event, Prof. Lojka from the Czech University of life science in Prague was invited/visited and together with TU Dresden supervisors Prof. Pretzsch and Prof Deegen joined in an enthusiastic and profound discussion …

Dr Jost was especially praised for his holistic approach on a very complex matter and his endurance in collecting a wide data set on social, ecological and financial data. His work displays also a practical usability for the Peruvian farmers and is “a big step ahead” also for the institute. Read More

A warm welcome to our new batch of tropical forestry master students!


We heartily welcome the 21st batch of master students to the winter semester at our institute.  Our new students come from 15 countries including: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ghana, India, Benin, China, Italy, Germany and Belgium.

Networking and collaborations at the Tropentag conference 2016, Vienna, Austria

We are delighted that Pedro Pardo, a Tropical Forestry master student in his second year and from Guatemala, took the opportunity to attend this year’s Tropentag conference in Vienna, Austria to present a poster he collaborated on.

Here he provides us his personal insights on the conference and recommendations for students interested in a research career. Read More

Kick-off of the new ‘Internationalization’ project

20160920_165020A first group meeting on 20th September marked the kick-off of the new Internationalization program at the Institute of Tropical Forestry in Tharandt. With the program, the institute will follow three major aims: to develop and complement its study program, increase its visibility, and strengthen the established networking facilities. Read More