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Institute of

WF Forestry

Dr. Richard Fischer

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 129
+49 40 739 62 129


Working Area

  • Forestry Worldwide

Regional Expertise

  • Europe, UNECE Region, India, global

Curriculum Vitae

  • Forestry Diploma, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Projectleader State Forest Service, Landesforstverwaltung Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • ASA Programme: Management of Natural Forests, India
  • 1998 - 2013: Scientist at the Institute for World Forestry, Hamburg; Programme Coordinating Centre UNECE ICP Forests (Europe wide forest monitoring)
  • since 10/2013: Scientist at the Institute of Forestry
    (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics), Hamburg
  • 2020: Doctoral degree (Dr. forest) at the University of Göttingen. Title of the dissertation: “Functional interrelations of governance elements and their effects on tropical deforestation - combining qualitative and quantitative approaches”


  • 1999 - 2012: Lead author of European Forest Condition Report under UNECE/CLRTAP and EC 
  • Editor of European “Manual on methods and criteria for harmonized sampling, assessment, monitoring and analysis of the effects of air pollution on forests” (ICP Forests Manual)
  • International Reporting (Forest Europe, EUROSTAT, CBD, UNFCCC)
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