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Institute of

WF Forestry

PD Dr. Sven Günter

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 333

Head of Working Area Forestry Worldwide

Working Area

  • Forestry Worldwide

Regional Expertise

  • Worldwide

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1998-2001: PhD in Forest Sciences, “Regeneration and seedling ecology of Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in rain forests of Bolivia“, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
  • 2001-2007: Scientific Coordinator of DFG research group “Functionality in a tropical mountain rain forest of South Ecuador: Diversity, dynamic processes and utilization potentials under ecosystem perspectives”, “Estación Cientifica San Francisco” in Ecuador
  • 2007-2010: Scientific Coordinator of DFG research group “Biodiversity and sustainable management of a megadiverse mountain ecosystem in South Ecuador” at “Estación Cientifica San Francisco” in Ecuador
  • 2001-2010: Scientific coordinator at the Institute of Silviculture, Technische Universität München
  • 2009: Habilitation in Silviculture: “Silvicultural contributions to the restoration of forest resources in tropical montane ecosystems in Southern  Ecuador” at the Technische Universität München, Germany
  • 2010-2014: Co-Director, Latin-American Chair of Protected Areas and Biological Corridors “Kenton Miller”, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre), Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • since 2010: Venia legendi at Technische Universität München, Germany
  • since 05/2014: Head of Dept. Sustainable Forest Management in the Tropics at the Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, Hamburg, Germany
  • since 01/2015: Head of Dept. Forestry Worldwide at the Thünen Institute of Forestry
    (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics), Hamburg, Germany

Cooperation on Scientific Panels

  • Affiliate Professor at CATIE, Costa Rica
  • EU Commission Expert Group on Protecting and Restoring the World's Forests
  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Ecology and Silviculture of Dry Forests in the Tropics
  • Lecturer/Privatdozent at Faculty of Forestry and Management of  Natural Resources, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Scientific Advisory Board - Society for Tropical Ecology
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