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Institute of

WF Forestry

Dr. Melvin Lippe

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 339


Working Area

  • Forestry Worldwide

Regional Expertise

  • Southeast Asia (SW China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam), Germany, Ecuador, SW India, Zambia

Specialized in

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1998 – 2001: Pre-degree (Vordiplom) in Agricultural Biology, University of Hohenheim
  • 2001 – 2004: MSc. in Agricultural Sciences, Food Security and Natural Resource, Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim and Wageningen University
  • 2004 – 2005: Post-graduate studies in International Agricultural Development, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2006 – 2009: Junior researcher, DFG-SFB 564 – The Uplands Programme: Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia, Institute of Plant Production and Agroecology in Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim
  • 2010 – 2011: Deputy team leader, BMBF-BioDIVA Research Project: Transformation-Knowledge Towards a Gender-Equitable and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz University Hannover
  • 2011 - 2015:Project coordinator, BMBF-Humboldt reloaded Project, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim
  • 2015: Dr. Sc. Agr., University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (magna cum laude)
  • 2015 - 2016: Postdoc, Institute of Crop Science, Department of Biobased Materials and Energy Crops, University of Hohenheim
  • since 5/2016: Senior Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Forestry
    (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics), Hamburg

Cooperation on Scientific Panels

  • AT SAF e.V.(Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research)
  • ESP (Ecosystem Services Partnership)
  • GLP (Global Land Programme, OSM 2019)
  • iEMS (International Environmental Modelling and Software Society)
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