Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Germany
Address:
Tennenbacherstr. 4, 79106 Freiburg

The “Green City” Freiburg in southwest Germany is known worldwide for its historic old town, the Black Forest mountains, its recreational value, its high environmental standards and of course for the Albert-Ludwigs-University. Founded in 1457, the university is located in the middle of the city. It has received many awards as one of the best German universities in nationwide competitions for its excellent research and teaching. The university offers its approximately 25,000 students a creative and inspiring environment in which it is a pleasure to learn, research and live.

Source: https://uni-freiburg.de/en/ accessed on 12/03/2021.

DESCRIPTION

We investigate growth processes and basic principles for sustainable production of renewable resources in various land use systems. We develop methods for the quantitative assessment, analysis and prediction of tree growth. Topics of research and teaching are closely related. Besides qualification in these research areas we provide cross-sectoral competences based in four main areas.

  • Forest growth and environment: Research on growth processes related to genetics, site conditions and biotic and abiotic interactions.
  • Trees as a natural resource and carbon storage: Development of basic principles for sustainable production of natural raw material in various land use systems.
  • Trees as archive of environmental conditions: Reconstruction of climatic and other environmental changes as well as of structures and processes in forest ecosystems.
  • Methods of forest growth research: Development of methods for quantitative assessment, analysis and prediction of tree growth.
NWFP WORK FOCUS

Focused on the co-production of timber with non-timber values. Specifically focused on how the production of tree fruits and nuts effects the production of high value timber within widely spaced systems.

DEPARTMENT:
Chair of Forest Growth and Dendroecology (IWW)

IUFRO REPRESENTATIVES

IUFRO Position:
Coordinator Division 9
Country:
Germany
Email:
daniela.kleinschmit@ifp.uni-freiburg.de
Expertise:
  • Forest economics & policy

POWERED BY

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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

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Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632