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A timber truck fully loaded with logs drives over a very simple wooden bridge in a forest.
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A timber truck fully loaded with logs drives over a very simple wooden bridge in a forest.
Institute of

WF Forestry

Dr. Franziska Schier

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 328


Working Area

  • Forest Products Markets

Regional Expertise

  • World-wide

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2005 – 2009: Bachelor of Arts in International Business Studies at the University of Paderborn. Bachelor's thesis on the subject of "Environmental Aspects of Sustainability - Thomas L. Friedman’s “Code Green” applied to Biodiversity Preservation”
  • 2009 – 2013: Master programme “Environmental and Bioresources Management” at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Master’s thesis on „Characteristics, Structure and Tree-Species Diversity of a tropical Exploitation Forest in Regeneration“
  • 10/2009 – 06/2011: Scientific project and office assistant at the Institute of Silviculture, BOKU, Vienna
  • 09/2011: Research assistant for a tropical forest assessments in the Forêt classée de la Mondah, Gabon
  • since 01/2013: Independent scientific research on tropical forest degradation and forest regeneration in the Congo Basin
  • 03/2013 – 12/2014: Project work in the framework of the bilateral co-operation WTZ Amadée between the Université Montpellier 2 and the BOKU Vienna
  • 06/2014 –12/2014: Intern position at the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa e.V., Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ
  • since 01/2015: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Forestry
    (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics)
  • 2022: Doctoral degree (Dr. forest.) at the University of Göttingen. Title of the dissertation: "Traditional and emerging forest product markets in a changing world: A modelling-based scenario analysis of shifting supply and demand structure"
  • languages: German, English, French, Spanish
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