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Technische Universität München

Technical University Munich

Lehrstuhl für Waldbau und Forsteinrichtung
Am Hochanger, 13
D – 85354 Freising

The Technische Universität München was founded as a 'polytechnic school' in 1868. The University has played an active role in transforming Bavaria from an agricultural state to a high-tech location. Rooted in this tradition the University created a powerful international network. Today, the Technische Universität München is an international university. The combination of high level education and research in natural sciences, engineering sciences, medicine and life sciences makes it to one of the leading Universities in Germany.

The Lehrstuhl für Waldbau in Munich was founded 1878. Its first head was Karl Gayer, who developed the concept of nature oriented silviculture and documented first ideas about the role of forest in the carbon cycle.

During the last quarter of the 20th century Prof. Burschel concentrated the research of the institute on carbon mitigation concepts by forestry. During this time fundamental methods were developed to estimate carbon mitigation effects of forests from research plots and inventory data, and first models were implemented to calculate different management scenarios.

Today under the leadership of Prof. Mosandl the chair has developed to an international active research institute with experiments distributed over the whole globe. Based on field experiments and inventory data carbon mitigation models are adapted and applied on stand, regional and national level. A set of decision support systems were developed to test the effects of carbon management options in regard to the environment, the economy and the society. By this way the transfer of science to policy and practice was improved.

Contact persons:

Dr. Dr. Michael Weber
Dr. Dr. Michael Weber
Senior Scientist

Tel. +49 8161 714689 / 71 4690
Fax +49 8161 714616
E-mail: m.weber@forst.tu-muenchen.de
http://www.forst.wzw.tum.de/waldbau
Dr. Bernhard Felbermeier
Dr. Bernhard Felbermeier
Senior Scientist
Member of the Transnational Technical Board

Tel. +49 8161 714685 / 71 4690
Fax +49 8161 714616
E-mail: felbermeier@lrz.tu-muenchen.de