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Institute of

WF Forestry

Dir. und Prof. Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 300


Working Area

  • Forestry in Germany
  • Forestry Worldwide
  • Forest Products Markets
  • Forests and Society

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in 1966 in Berlin
  • 1987 - 1993: study of forestry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich (Diploma)
  • 1994 - 1997: Doctoral thesis in forest economics at the LMU Munich
  • 1999 - 2008: Scientist at the Institute of Forest Economics of the former Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products (BFH)
  • 2008 - 09/2013: Head of the Thünen Institute of Forest Economics
  • 02/2011: Habilitation at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • since 10/2013: Head of the Thünen Institute of Forestry
    (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics)
  • 09/2014: Appointment as Professor by the University of Göttingen

Cooperation on Scientific Panels

  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Scientific Advisory Board on Forest Policy
  • German Forestry Council, Managerial Economics Committee
  • German Forestry Council, Extended Executive Committee
  • EU KOM/DG Enterprise and Industry: Advisory Committee on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues
  • International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO), International Council
  • Steering Committee of the Charter for Wood 2.0, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management • Chair • Member of the Team of Specialists on Forest Sector Outlook


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