First MSc thesis within the FLOURISH project completed

Hi everyone. I am Ta Quoc Truong – a now-former Master student in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden. In this summer semester, I conducted my research on lung bamboo (Bambusa longissima sp.nov) – an endemic bamboo species in my country – Vietnam. My research took place within the FLOURISH project. Lung bamboo is a clump-type bamboo speciesContinue reading “First MSc thesis within the FLOURISH project completed”

International conferences as necessary academic activities for Ph.D students

For Ph.D students, participating in an international conference is a vital academic activity because international conferences are great opportunities to not only expend the professional network but also share the results of the reseach with attendees from different countries and learn from them. I, Tran van Hiep, had a chance to participate in two internationalContinue reading “International conferences as necessary academic activities for Ph.D students”

Discussing with Dresden citizens about environmental sustainable consumption

Almost every sphere of our daily life contains products that have their origins in the tropical parts of the world. What do we actually know about the roots and life cycle of these products? Can it be environmentally sustainable to consume products from the other side of the globe? What does sustainable consumption actually mean?Continue reading “Discussing with Dresden citizens about environmental sustainable consumption”

Tropical Forestry Team at Umundu Festival Dresden

Members of the Tropical Forestry team are conducting a session on “Balancing economic development and environmental sustainability” at the 11. Umundu Festival for Sustainable Development in Dresden. We will look behind the scences of products that we daily use but their sources are in tropical countries. Tran van Hiep from Vietnam and Sri Astutik  fromContinue reading “Tropical Forestry Team at Umundu Festival Dresden”

News from FLOURISH: Exploring forest landscapes with project partners in Nghe An, Vietnam

In the first two weeks of April, Dr. Simon Benedikter, the research coordinator of the “Forest Landscape Restoration for Improved Livelihoods and Climate Resilience” (FLOURISH) project, went on a trip to Laos and Vietnam. Follow his exciting journey exploring the landscapes and examining the role of bamboo in local livelihoods.