Tag Archives: Field Research

WoodCluster Research Kick-Off in Uganda

Uganda is one of the project countries of our project on wood-based bio-economy focusing on small-scale farm production. In March, a TUD delegation with two staff members, Prof. Gerald Kapp and Maxi Domke, and three students (MSc and BSc level) … Continue reading

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Invasive species in Namibia – a BSc research report

I am Daniel Oberhauser from Germany and I traveled to Namibia where I investigated how invasive plants can be removed from a national park by bringing local communities on board. With this research I completed the BSc Forest Sciences at … Continue reading

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Completion of MSc research with a financial analysis of woodlots in Ethiopia

Shibire Bekele, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry studies, successfully defended her MSc research. She did a “financial analysis of smallholder farmers’ woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems and its implications for household income improvement” for a local case study in … Continue reading

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MSc research in Kenya: An assessment of how land degradation has changed

Widespread land degradation has been threatening the capacity of the Sasumua catchment, located in Nyandarua county of Kenya, to supply a large percentage (20%) of Nairobi’s fresh water. In an attempt to halt land degradation in the catchment, a biophysical … Continue reading

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The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia

I am Isabel from Paraguay, I came to study in Germany, and I ended up doing my fieldwork in Ethiopia.  For us who love forestry the world is small, we are all connected somehow. My research is about the agroforestry … Continue reading

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MSc field research experiences in Uganda

Why spending only one month on the actual fieldwork? Is it sufficient? Will you get adequate data? These were some of the many questions running through my mind. In my MSc thesis, I want to investigate the decision-making of farm … Continue reading

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Study trip to the highlands of Ethiopia

All of us had heard about Ethiopia, none of us had ever visited the country at the Horn of Africa before. The Institute of International Forestry and Forest products at Technische Universität Dresden offered an interesting research project under the … Continue reading

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