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Tharandt goes to Bonn: The Global Landscapes Forum 2018

What if change-makers, scientists, politicians, private companies and inquisitive students all gather under the same roof? On the first weekend of December 2018, some of our first year master and PhD students and a Tropical Forestry alumni had the opportunity…

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Determining multiple futures: Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop for improved management of Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar

People-oriented conservation has become a popular approach to resolve conflicts in protected area management. However, the success of this approach is still limited due to several reasons. Particularly, PA managers face challenges in determining the degree of local participation in…

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Welcoming a new doctoral candidate

Hello, my name is Nga Thi Ha, I just started my doctoral degree at the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products at TUD in this October. I am thankful for being supervised by Prof. Gerald Kapp and working closely…

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Francis Moyo’s Successful Doctoral Defense on Community-Based Conservation

In the morning of September 10th 2018, Francis Moyo defended his doctoral thesis on “Community Based Conservation in Tanzania: Discourses and Realities”. The aim of his research was to investigate the socio-economic impacts of community-based conservation initiatives on rural livelihoods….

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What our PhD students do in their free time

The American poet Carl Sandburg once said, “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.” PhD (or colloquially known as Permanent Head Damage) requires…

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Successful PhD Defense of Maxi Domke

Congratulations Maxi Domke for her successful doctoral thesis defense on “Knowledge Management for Climate Change Adaptation – A Multi-Level Governance Analysis of Environmental Management in Ethiopia “! Her main supervisor, Prof. Pretzsch, said that she completed her doctoral study on…

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