Institute of Silviculture (WALDBAU)

... natural and renewable "Resource Forest"

We develop scientific concepts and methods to maintain forest ecosystem services demanded by society. We focus on sustainable forest management considering  demands and requirements of various stakeholders and of changing social and environmental conditions.

The integration of ecological, socio-economical and technical knowledge for developing and implementing sustainable forest management concepts is central part of our research and teaching activities. In addition we are playing a keynote in bridging the different disciplines of forest science and serve as an interface to forest practioners.


Our aim is a leading position in research on sustainable use and management of forests on national and international level.


Our prior objective in training and education is to ensure that students acquire the capabilities needed for an ecosystem-based approach in forest management.

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