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Completed R & D Projects

  • 2012-2013 "Development of a concept for a restoration project in pure pine stands"; Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt; project implementation on behalf of the Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Silviculture and Forest Protection (
  • 2010-2013 Waldbauernschule e.V. (Forest Owner School); Analysis of participant questionnaires from the training courses of the Waldbauernschule e.V.
  • 2011-2012 Analysis of demand and status quo for the improvement of the forestry education programme at the FH Erfurt; consideration of the requirements of BSc. forestry graduates of the FH Erfurt, the forestry job market situation and expert interviews
  • 2010–2012 “Development of an innovative modular water-logged storage facility for cut-to-length round timber”; project implementation on behalf of the FH Erfurt in cooperation with the TMLNU and the Cornelius Rybicki - Beregnungssysteme enterprise; Presentation at the excursion of the KWF conference 2012 (June 13-16) in Bopfingen, Germany (No. 4.9);
  • 2006-2010 „Impact of natural and anthropogenous disturbances on the carbon cycle of boreal black spruce stands in Labrador, Canada"; funded by the Government of Canada,  the German National Academic Foundation, the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation, the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science (IBES), the Forest Management District 19a in Labrador, theWestern Newfoundland Model Forest, und theInnu Nation; project volume of 200.000 €
  • 2009–2010 “Mobility@forest“; EU-funded project; implementation of the module “Consulting” on behalf of the TU Dresden;
  • 2009 “Development of a methodology for assessing the biomass potential of sites relevant for nature conservation”; nature conservation foundation DAVID; biomass inventory of 8 sites in Thuringia and Brandenburg (60 ha)
  • 2009 “Ecological Management of Overhead Lines”; EU funded project; implementation on behalf of the FH Erfurt, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, and Forestry in cooperation with the IBU Ingenieurbüro Schöneiche GmbH & Co. KG (Office Weimar), Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH, the Administration of the Nature Park “Thüringer Wald“ and the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald, Landesverband Thüringen e.V.; development of a methodology for an ecologically compatible management of overhead lines that can be applied to other European regions and its application to a project corridor in the Nature Park “Thüringer Wald“
  • 2008 Development of a DVD presenting a multimedia-based overview of processes related to the “Timber harvest in steep and moderately sloped terrain – Documentation of current technologies in 2008”; on behalf of the Thuringian Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Environment (TMLNU)
  • 2008 “Presentation of the mobile timber mensuration and logistics concept sScale at the KWF conferment 2008”; on behalf of the Danish producer of the sScale system Dralle A/S; (
  • 2007–2008 “PRO INNO II“ – Development of an innovative forest skidding method for moderately sloped terrain; funded by the BMWi; Scientific research assistance at the FH Erfurt in Cooperation with the Thuringian Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Environment (TMNLU) and Welte-Fahrzeugbau GmbH; project volume 300.000 €
  • 2007 “ENFORCHANGE“ – Today’s forests for tomorrow’s environment”; funded by the BMBF within its “Sustainable Forest Management” Program; survey of the ferromagnetic susceptibility as an indicator of fly ash deposition in the Dübener Heide; on behalf of the Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology;
  • 2005–2007 “ForstINNO“ – Development of forest harvesting technologies for Central European conditions; EU funded project; scientific research assistance at the Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Forest Technology in cooperation with 7 European project partners with expertise in research and mechanical engineering; project volume 2 Mio. €
  • 2003 “Dnister“ – Transformation processes in the Dnister region (Western Ukraine); BMBF and UNESCO funded project; forest sampling inventory implemented on behalf of the Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Forest Mmanagement Planning