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Mark of 10,000 test orders surpassed

January 29, 2024

By January 2024, the Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber had processed more than 10,000 test requests for the anatomical determination of internationally traded timber and timber products. The requests came from trading companies, inspection authorities and NGOs, but also from private individuals.

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Book on the history of the research site now online

The book "A Place of Research", published in March 2023, about the history of the Braunschweig-Völkenrode research site - now the headquarters of the Thünen Institute - is now also available digitally.

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The Thünen Institute at the Green Week

From 19 to 28 January, the International Green Week, the world's largest food and agricultural trade fair, will take place in Berlin. The Thünen Institute is involved in many ways.

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The picture shows the ceremonial opening ceremony, which began with the lighting of a lamp.
Pledge on food loss and waste in South Asia

The 7th workshop of the Thünen-coordinated MACS-G20 initiative against food waste took place in cooperation with India.

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The Thünen Institute.

Research and policy advice on rural areas, agriculture, forests and fisheries.

As a research institute in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), we work at the interface of science, politics and society.

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Employees, 573 of them scientists


Institutes conduct research in the fields of rural areas, agriculture, forestry and fisheries


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    Mehl P, Kordel S, Meschter D, Schneider H, Spenger D, Weidinger T (2023) Alltagsmobilität und Erreichbarkeit: Schlüsselfaktoren für Teilhabechancen und Bleibeorientierungen der Geflüchteten in ländlichen Regionen. In: Mehl P, Fick J, Glorius B, Kordel S, Schammann H (eds) Geflüchtete in ländlichen Regionen Deutschlands. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp 161-190, DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-36689-6_7

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    Zubizarreta M, Arana-Landin G, Wolff S, Egiluz Z (2023) Assessing the economic impacts of forest certification in Spain: a longitudinal study. Ecol Econ 204, Part A:107630, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107630

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    Kordel S, Gasch S, Glorius B, Mehl P, Osigus T, Schammann H, Schneider H, Spenger D, Weidinger T, Younso C (2023) Bleibeorientierung Geflüchteter, die Rolle der Aufnahmegesellschaft und Haltestrategien der Lokalpolitik. In: Mehl P, Fick J, Glorius B, Kordel S, Schammann H (eds) Geflüchtete in ländlichen Regionen Deutschlands. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp 127-159, DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-36689-6_6

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    Haeler E, Bolte A, Buchacher R, Hänninen H, Jandl R, Juutinen A, Kuhlmey K, Kurttila M, Lidestav G, Mäkipää R, Rosenkranz L, Triplat M, Vilhar U, Westin K, Schueler S (2023) Forest subsidy distribution in five European countries. Forest Pol Econ 146:102882, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102882

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    Westin K, Bolte A, Haeler E, Haltia E, Jandl R, Juutinen A, Kuhlmey K, Lidestav G, Mäkipää R, Rosenkranz L, Triplat M, Skudnik M, Vilhar U, Schüler S (2023) Forest values and application of different management activities among small-scale forest owners in five EU countries. Forest Pol Econ 146:102881, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102881

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