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Welcoming the new head of Chair of Tropical and International Forestry: A Q&A session with Prof. Lukas Giessen

In October this year, we had the transition from Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch to Prof. Lukas Giessen. As the new head of the institute, we asked Prof. Lukas Giessen a few questions to learn more about him and the new perspectives for the…

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WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other….

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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”….

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27 years of Prof. Pretzsch and internationalization to Tharandt

On October 5th we gathered in a small group to commemorate the 27 years of leadership of Professor Pretzsch at the institute. Members of the team, his doctoral students and his wife wanted to wish him the best for this…

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WoodCluster progress on teaching component: Conceptualization of Training of Trainers

The WoodCluster project deliverables consist of two components: Research and Teaching. One of the outputs in the Teaching component is the “Training of Trainers” module. The following reports the progress, the process of which integrates recent empirical research and expertise…

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Welcoming Dr. Menfese – a guest scientist from Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Dr. Menfese Tadesse and currently I am a guest scientist at the Chair of Tropical Forestry. I am a staff member of Hawassa University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ethiopia. I am involved…

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