Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden

October 1st 2020 was an exceptional day for the institute. First of all, we transitioned from the 27-year leadership of Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch to Prof. Lukas Gießen. Our institute also changed its name to: “Chair of Tropical and International Forestry”. Second of all, we manifested one of our institute’s core philosophies – collective action –Continue reading “Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden”

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 that involves regeneration and management of trees from living stumps, roots or naturally growing seedlingsContinue reading “A pilot project on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Uganda”

Tropical Forestry Team at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden

Current students, alumni, current and former staff members associated with the Chair of Tropical Forestry will contribute to the Panel Discussion entitled “Global Perspectives on Forests” on Thursday, October 1, 2020 starting at 6 PM in Dresden. The panel discussion servers as the opening of the annual Political Art Days Festival in Dresden, which inContinue reading “Tropical Forestry Team at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden”

My experience as alumna working for the institute as resource person for the master module “Planning at Project and Landscape Scale”

One of our recent alumni and DAAD scholarship holder from Ecuador, Nicole Acosta, contributed to the teaching of the Master program in Tropical Forestry by integrating her master thesis project to the module “Planning at Project and Landscape Scale”. This integration benefits both Nicole and the current students. Nicole reports her experiences in the followingContinue reading “My experience as alumna working for the institute as resource person for the master module “Planning at Project and Landscape Scale””

Viewing forests from the sky – a guest lecture by a land monitoring specialist

How to measure the global forest cover and track forest loss from your working desk? In his annual guest lecture, on 16 January,  Marcelo Rezende explained the development of land monitoring through satellite images to the students of the MSc course Tropical Forestry as well as participants of the UNEP Course at CIPSEM/TU Dresden.  InContinue reading “Viewing forests from the sky – a guest lecture by a land monitoring specialist”

Award and MoU for German-Vietnamese-Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pretsch, Tropical Forestry Chairholder, has been awarded by the Vietnam National University of Forestry (VNUF) for his continuous committment and contribution to the capacity building of the VNUF’s staff and teaching programs. During his visit, Prof. Pretzsch, on behalf of the Tropical Forestry Chair, and the VNUF additionally signed a Memorandum ofContinue reading “Award and MoU for German-Vietnamese-Cooperation”