Institute of



Anna Frerck
Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone: +49 40 739 62 301
Fax: +49 40 739 62 399

PD Dr. Sven Günter - new member of our Institute


Since May 2014, PD Dr. Sven Günter is our new head of department 'Sustainable Tropical Forest Management'.

(© Christina Waitkus, Dr. Sven Günter)

After his studies of forest sciences in Munich, he earned his PhD in Forest Sciences at the University of Göttingen. Later PD Dr. Sven Günter finalised his habilitation in silviculture at the Technical University of Munich. He worked as a scientist in Bolivia and scientific co-ordinator of research projects in Ecuador. Before he joined us, he was Co-Director, Latin-American Chair of Protected Areas and Biological Corridors “Kenton Miller” at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) in Costa Rica. Now he is responsible for our research projects on sustainable forest management in the tropics.