Master's thesis

Composing a master's thesis, 30 ECTS, is one of the most important components of the MSc European Forestry curriculum. It trains you to carry out research independently in the field of forest sciences. The goal is to produce a piece of research work that could be published in an international scientific journal. The thesis must be prepared according to the guidelines given by the host university.

Example of thesis general guidelines at UEF

MSc European Forestry students' thesis database

The theses written at UEF can be found as e-publications HERE. On-line thesis seminars are available only for the most recent years.

MSc European Forestry Course 2015

Form over Function? Stakeholder perception of Atlas cedar in France and Douglas fir in Germany. On-line presentation. 
Jakob Derks  (from Belgium, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Policy analysis of the implementation of the EU timber regulation in France. On-line presentation. 
Hélène Koch  (from Belgium, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

MSc European Forestry Course 2014

Models for individual tree mortality in Catalonia. On-line presentation. 
Luiz Casimiro  (from Brazil, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Interactive effects of tree diversity and hydric constraint on insect herbivory. On-line presentation. 
Angelina Ceballos-Escalera Fernández  (from Spain, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Markets of non-timber forest products in the Cerrado: The supply of Pequi and Baru in Central Brazil. On-line presentation. 
Sabina Dessartre Mendonca (from Brazil, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Mitigating human-wildlife conflict through compensation: A case study of the white-tailed eagle on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. On-line presentation
Yi-Chun Liu (from Taiwan, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Pure or mixture plantations in northern Costa Rica? Effect of species and structural diversity on productivity of three native and one exotic tree species. Online presentation.
Bárbara Magdalena San Martin (from Spain, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Cooperation or conflict? An analysis of global forest governance. Online presentation.
Catherine Ohler
(from Canada, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Agreement or chance? How exact are tree markings in forest management? On-line presentation. 
Carlos Pallarés Ramos (from Spain, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Forest owners and attitudes towards conservation policy in Sweden - A typology of non-industral private forest owners. On-line presentation. 
Miguel Rivière (from France, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Dead wood structures and tree microhabitats in Pinus nigra forests of varying management histories in Catalonia. On-line presentation. 
Nicholas Sande (from US, thesis at the University of Lleida, Spain)

Intra-specific leaf trait plasticity of European beech, sessile oak and Norway spruce driven by inter-specific competition in mixed vs. pure stands (open until 9 August 2017) On-line presentation
Hernán Serrano León (from Spain, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

The interaction effect of functional diversity and speciec richness on plant traits in mixed forests. On-line presentation.
Joost van Arendonk (from the Netherlands, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

MSc European Forestry Course 2013

Silvicultural practices for wild  pear (Pyrys pyraster)  On-line presentation. 
Thomas Asbeck (from Germany, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Can lateral fluxes improve estimates of available water for trees?  On-line presentation.
Janice Burns (from Canada, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Comparison of forest-wood-supply chains and their economic assessment of Eucalyptus plantation for biomass production in "Estancia Lomas" (Paraguay). On-line presentation.
David González Fernández (from Spain, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Analysis of hydrologic regime and land cover change in a "paired watershed" system. On-line presentation.
Guilherme Herrero Bastos (from Brazil, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Integrating climate change uncertainty and deadwood maintenance into adoptive forest management in Europe. On-line presentation.
Lessa Derci Augustynczik, Andrey (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

The national forest land scheme (NFLS) implementation in rural Scotland: Cases of Kilfinan and Broadford community woodlands. On-line presentation.
Igor Prokopenko (from Ukraine, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Estimating property level compensation value for trees growing along power lines. On-line presentation.
Blanca Sanz Pareja (from Spain, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Forest estimates derived from airborne laser scanning data in Southerns Sweden - A comparison of regional and local model calibration. On-line presentation. 
Monica S. Singhania (from Brazil, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Mapping of the vegetation change on Elba Island, Italy. On-line presentation.
Tristan Taboada (from Switzerland, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

The role of prescribed fire and harvest intensity on longhorn beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) diversity in managed Scots pine forests. On-line presentation. 
Sabrina van de Velde (from the Netherlands, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Analysis of the readiness of Serbia to effectively comply with and implement the European Timber Regulation (EUTR). On-line presentation. 
Vladislav Vejnovic (from Serbia, thesis at University of Natrural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

The effect of qualification - dimensioning silvicultural method on the growth of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) in Central Europe. On-line presentation.
Ines Vodopija (from Slovenia, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Influence on nitrogen nutrition form and drought cycles on the fine root respiration of two tree species  On-line presentation. 
Li Yang (from China, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

MSc European Forestry Course 2012

Sensitivity of timber production and carbon sequestration of Finnish forests to forest management and alternative climate change projections. On-line presentation.
Laith Alrahahleh (from Jordan, thesis at UEF, Finland)

The use of optimization tools for forest concessions in the Amazon. On-line presentation.
Alan Ferreira Batista (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Innovation analysis of LEADER projects on non-wood forest products in the UK and Sweden. On-line presentation. 
Marija Cosovic (from Serbia, thesis at University of Natrural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Analyzing reindeer avoidance of human developments in Sweden - An approach from Canadian recovery planning. On-line presentation. 
Erika Driedger (from Canada, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Effects of coupled heat-drought on physiological processes of Douglas-fir and black locust.  On-line presentation.
Md. Mohitul Hossain (from Bangladesh, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Effect of scale factor in estimation of Gini Coefficient. On-line presentation. 
Alejandro Matos López (from Spain, thesis at UEF, Finland)

The growth dynamics of Douglas fir in Sweden and Finland - Application of the 3-PG stand growth model. On-line presentation. 
Wolfgang Nemec (from Austria, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Recruitment dynamics of myrtle beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii) in a late-successional temperate wet forest in Tasmania, Australia. On-line presentation.
Jörg Parschau (from Germany, thesis at the University of Natrural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Effect of climatic change on population dynamics of bark beetles: relationships between temperature and developmental rate of Ips sexdentatus (Boern.) On-line presentation. 
 Zsuzsánna Péter (from Romania, thesis at University of Natrural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Comparison of GIS-based models and remote sensing images to estimate water stress in plants. On-line presentation.
Jaime Sebastián Azcona (from Spain, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Trait convergence and species divergence during secondary succession in a tropical wet forest. On-line presentation. 
Tanvir Ahmed Shovon (from Bangladesh, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Decay fungi related to "Roig" red stain of Castanea sativa in Catalonia - A qualitative assessment of the fungi associated with the notorious Roig. On-line presentation.
Jewel Yurkewich (from Canada, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

MSc European Forestry Course 2011

Evaluating the potential of airborne laser scanning (ALS) sensors for developing indicators applied in sustainability impact assessments with ToSIA. On-line presentation. 
Marc Caufapé Poca (from Spain, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Biomass for energy potential from forest and by products from forest industry in North Sweden. On-line presentation. 
Olalla Díaz Yáñez (from Spain, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

40 Years of alpine treeline shift in the Dischima Valley, Switzerland. On-line presentation. 
Lisa Erdle (from Canada, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Structural development of uneven aged stands on long term experimental plots in Switzerland and Maine, U.S.A. On-line presentation.
John Foppert (from U.S.A., thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Comparison of carbon calculation methods. On-line presentation. 
Thomas Gerritzen (from Germany, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Marked based and regulatory/enforcement mechanisms - assessment of impacts on timber trade between South-east Asia and Europe. On-line presentation.  Publication
Alexandru Giurca (from Romania, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Biofuel pellets made at low moisture content - influence of water in the binding mechanism of densified biomass. On-line presentation. 
Yan Huang (from China, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Variations in the characteristics of forests in the upper Rio Negro (Amazonas, Brazil) - a region displaying contrasted soil conditions On-line presentation. 
Abel Alan Marcarini (from Brazil, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Environmental analysis of Eucalyptus production from short rotation forestry in Brazil On-line presentation.
Felipe Quartucci (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Interactions between initiatives addressing the sustainability of wood fuels On-line presentation. 
Jonas Raulf (from Germany, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Impact of litter-removal and seasonality on soil microbial community composition in a beech forest. On-line presentation. 
Orracha Sae-Tun (from Thailand, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)

Power as a driving force for the biofuel regime formation in the WTO. On-line presentation.
Liudmila Selivanova (from Russia, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Perceptions of landscape in Wicklow - An application of the cultural values model. On-line presentation.
Brian Shaw (from Ireland, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Modelling nutrient cycling and Pinus radiata (D. Don) growth under various management systems. On-line presentation. 
Senka Skundric (from Serbia, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Soil organic carbon dynamics after grassland abandonment in alpine and Mediterranean mountains in North-Eastern Spain On-line presentation. 
Zhijin Yang (from China, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

MSc European Forestry Course 2010

Effect of trees and termite nests in agroforestry parklands on preferential water flow: image analysis of soil profiles after rain simulations and due experiments.
Addisu Almaw (from Ethiopia, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Profitability of post-harvesting silvicultural treatments in logging gaps in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon.
Anna Liza Bais (from Philippines, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Impacts of varying bio-energy management regimes on the carbon balance in Finland: Model based analysis over regions.
Mitch Baker (from Canada, thesis at University of Eastern Finland)

Determination of the self-thinning lines & quantification of the land use and disturbance intensity index in forests of Catalonia. 
Pau Brunet Navarro (from Spain, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

The sensitivity of Austria's tree species to climate change.
Paul Gebert (from Germany, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria)

The perception of decision-makers to climate change adaptation in urban and peri-urban forests in Belgrad.
Ivana Guduric (from Serbia, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria)

Calculating the management costs of Natura 2000 in Spain: needs analysis and funding availability in EU.
Leticia Hermoso Barroso (from Spain, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

A mobile terrestrial laser scanning application for characterizing Mediterranean vegetation structure along forest roads.
Maiza Nara dos Santos (from Brazil, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Removal of major nutrients by harvest of a short rotation poplar plantation.
Soni Lama (from Nepal, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Genetic variation in water extraction patterns among populations of Aleppo pine: Contributing sources to water consumption under common garden conditions in Eastern Spain.
Devon Lucabaugh (from United States, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Silvicultural guidelines for the drinking water protection forest Schnabelberg/Waldhofen A.D. YBBS.
Ivana Najdanovic (from Serbia, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria)

Effect of field plot location on estimating tropical forest stem volume and biomass by ALS and RapidEye data for REDD+.
Md. Parvez Rana (from Bangladesh, thesis at University of Eastern Finland)

Quantifying deforestation and its driving forces in the context of REDD+ in Lao PDR using geographically weighted regression.
Mariah Juliane Pereira Vargas (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Interactions between climate science and climate policy in Australia: Analysis of two boundary organizations.
Daniel Pinillos (from Guatemala, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Investigating agenst, drivers and underlying causes and defining a deforestation baseline: the case of Xe Pian national protected area, Lao P.D.R.
Johannes Pirker (from Austria, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

Analyses of the feasibility of participatory REDD+ MRV approaches to Lidar assisted carbon inventories in Nepal
Stefano Puliti (from Italy, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Attempt to link recent climate change and tree mortality in France.
Yulia Yanko (from Russia, thesis at AgroParisTech, France)

MSc European Forestry Course 2009

Comparative analysis of forest fire situation in Central-Eastern Europe.
Jaspar Albers (from Germany, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Biodiversity in the context of REDD+ strategies at national and sub-national levels in Brazil.
Fernando Campos (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Legal and sustainable??? An exploratory analysis of the interaction of FSC and EU FLEGT forest regimes.
Kathleen Anne Capiroso (from Philippines, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

On the relationship between wildfires and reforestations in 1998-2008 in Spain.
Emmanuel Da Ponte Canova (from Paraguay, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Timber supply projections: A case study for Cherikov Forestry Enterprise, Belarus.
Dzmitry Dziamyanau (from Belarus, thesis at Swedish University  of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Natural regeneration in forests under reduced-impact logging in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon.
Vanessa Falkowski (from Brazil, thesis at at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Substitution of energy from coal with energy from forest biomass.
Augustine Gbagir (from Nigeria, thesis at at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Forest fire hazard mapping in Carinthia (Southern Austria).
Nelson Grima Liria (from Spain, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Soil erosion modelling in an agro-forested catchment of NE Spain affected by gullying using SWAT.
Mario Guevara Bonilla (from Costa Rica, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

REDD+ and biodiversity conservation: Synergy or conflict? (A case study from Nepal).
Pabitra Jha (from Nepal, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Assessment of external wood quality in planted Silver birch stands of different genetic origin in Tönnersjöheden Experimental Forest. 
Arbin K.C. (from Nepal, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Rooting pattern of Acacia mangium in pure and mixed stands of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Tectona grandis and Casuarina montana in the coastal Tanzania.
Charles Kilawe (from Tanzania, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Leaf litter nutrient leaching pattern of three potential agroforestry tree species of Bangladesh.
Md. Sharif Hasan Limon (from Bangladesh, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany)

Livelihoods impact analysis of modified taungya system in restoring degraded forest reserves - A case study of community forest management in Ghana.
Evelyn Osei-Wusu Bempah (from Ghana, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Assessing impacts of forest management on water yield from European forests using large-scale models.
Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne (from Ethiopia, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Small-scale habitat selection of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) in the Italian Alps.
Jose Vazquez Moris (from Spain, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

MSc European Forestry Course 2008

Stand structure dynamics of a traditionally managed 18 years-rotation coppice system in Burgenland, Austria.
Jose Ricardo Badilla Lopez (from Costa Rica, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Vegetation development during secondary succession in the Netherlands.
Arun Bose (from Bangladesh, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Relevance of organic subsoil carbon in global inventory.
Langlang Tata Buana (from Indonesia, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany)

An analysis of wildfire suppression resources in 1998-2008 in Spain.
Sarah Daniel (from Lebanon, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Assessing post-fire regeneration in a Mediterranean mixed forest using LiDAR technology and artificial neural networks.
Haifa Debouk (from Lebanon, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Climate change impacts on wet forest sites and their significance for nature conservation in Rhineland Palatine.
Julia Hansen (from Germany, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Leaf area, sapwood area, crown surface area in even-aged and in uneven-aged Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst) stands.
Hsing-Yun Ho (from Taiwan, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Use of ALS, airborne CIR and ALOS AVNIR-2 data in estimation of tropical forest attributes in Lao PDR.
Zhengyang Hou (from China, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Assessment of wood pellet markets in Europe with special focus on policy.
Md. Faridul Islam (from Bangladesh, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Growth reactions of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) to annual climatic variations: a case study of two stands in Rio Negrinho, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Barbara Jarschel (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany)

The contribution of retention trees to patterns and dynamics of coarse woody debris in pine-dominated boreal forests.
Alain Joseph (from Canada, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

Evaluation of digital surface model data to improve forest biomass estimation from SPOT HRG.
Hlaing Myint (from Myanmar, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Optimizing liquid biofuel production in Eastern Finland.
Kartiheyan Natarajan (from India, thesis at University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

REDD+ readiness in Africa: An analysis of stakeholder participation in the national REDD+ process of Ghana.
Robert Mugabe Ochieng (from Kenya, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Effects of  thinning intensity on leaf area and fine root biomass of Norway spruce stands.
Kwadwo Omari (from Ghana, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany)

Investigation of single trees parameters in deciduous forests.
Dominik Sperlich (from Germany, thesis at University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Simulation of net primary production (NPP) of Picea abies in Southern Sweden.
Narayanan Subramanian (from India, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Detection and periodicity of growth rings in Boswellia papyriferia.
Buruh Abebe Tetemke (from Ethiopia, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Analysing stand level biomass production potentials for selected silvicultural regimes in Norway spruce and European beech.
Januarti Sinarra Tjajadi (from Indonesia, thesis at at University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Effects of  tree species composition on soil microbial biomass and nutrient availability in temperate forest.
Parvathy Venugopal (from India, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany)

Tenure rights and benefits sharing arrangements for REDD. A case study of two REDD pilot projects in Cambodia.
Donal Yeang (from Cambodia, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

MSc European Forestry Course 2007

Impact of climate change on the growth of Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) in Bangladesh.
Sonia Akter (from Bangladesh; thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Sustainability assessment of two forest production systems in Brazilian Amazon.
Kelen Bührer Pedroso (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Potential for agroforestry alley-cropping with valuable broadleaves in Central Catalonia.
Vincent Colomb (from France, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Access to timber trees for commercial purposes in off-reserve areas in Ghana.
Marta Dabrowska (from Poland, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Radial increment and high frequency wood density of Teak (Tectona grandis) from different ecological zones in Ghana.
Habtamu Assaye Deffersha (from Ethiopia, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Optimising forest road networks for fire suppression.
Christopher Stuart Eastaugh (from Australia, thesis at University of Lleida, Spain)

Natural regeneration and biodiversity in pine plantations of Southerns Spain.
Pablo González Moreno (from Spain, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Intra and inter-annual variation in cross sectional wood anatomical parameters on Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) with relation to age and climatic parameters in Ghana.
Abhilash Gopalakrishnan (from India, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Ecology of small seeded climax species: A case study on the genus Tsuga. 
Shinjini Goswami (from India, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Geospatial monitoring and evaluation of UNESCO world heritage forest areas in the tropics.
Mukesh Kumar (from India, thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Role of functional traits in the distribution of West African rainforest plant species.
Surya Kumar Maharjan (from Nepal, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Adaption of small-scale agroforestry farmers to climate change and variability in West Nile agroecological zone, Uganda.
Christopher Mawa (from Uganda, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

Student's perception of bioenergy policy. Case study: A comparative study of Finland and Sweden.
Oyere Germaine Ojong (from Cameroon, thesis at University of Joensuu, Finland)

The long term changes in forest cover structure along the Finnish-Russian border.
Cheikh Mohamad Abdarrahman Ould Mohamad (from Mauritania, thesis at University of Joensuu, Finland)

Implementation of forest certification in Russia.
Olga Sergeevna Pentelkina (from Russia, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Case studies of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in forest products companies - and customer's perspectives.
Danang Ari Raditya (from Indonesia, thesis at Swedish University of agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Effect of stump lifting to the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) damage on Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings.
Abul Kalam Mohammad Yeasinur Rahman (from  Bangladesh, thesis at University of Joensuu, Finland)

Land use impacts on carbon and nitrogen pools (a case study in the midhills of Nepal).
Roshani Rai (from Nepal, thesis at University of Natural Resources and applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Inter-specific competition in mixed forests of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) under a drier and warmer climate.
Christopher Paul Oliver Reyer (from Germany, thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Agroforestry systems in Cerro Azul (Brazil) and Dali (China): base for rural development and policy planning.
Anke Manuela Salzmann (from Brazil, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany)

Estimation of biomass productivity in three selected clones of willow in Austria.
Arun Visa (from India, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Natural regeneration and protection efficiency of the upper montane forests in the Natural Forest Reserve Goldeck, Carinthia.
Maria-Barbara Winter (from Germany, thesis at University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

SOC accumulation under Miscanthus giganteus as compared to annual tillage, afforestation and grassland.
Jian Wu (from China, thesis at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)

MSc European Forestry Course 2006

Leaf- Soil Interaction: for five tree species in the Netherlands.
Albin Lobo (from India; thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Land use change and its impact on soil and water in rural villages in Dadeldhura district, Nepal.
Basanta Raj Gautam (from Nepal; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Comparison of two different treatments of Mytilaria laosensis from Guangxi, China by analysing diameter, basal area and volume growth.
Bin Hu (from China: thesis at Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg, Germany)

Capital asset pricing model in forestry: review of methods and application. 
Binod Gyawali (from Nepal; thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)

Criteria for choosing retention trees of European aspen ( Populus tremula ) in mixed spruce forests: Estimation of biological and economic value of individual aspen trees (Case study of Tikhvin Region of Leningrad Province , North-West of Russia).

Denis Popov (from Russian Federation; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Charcoal production and its role in the socio-economic conditions of people - a case study from the State of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Dherminder Sharma (from India; thesis at Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg, Germany)

Uncertainty in forest management: an exploratory study on uncertainty in European forestry over time Based on differentiation of its sources, types, and categories.
Efrian Muharrom (from Indonesia; thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Responses of individual tree species to climate change in Europe: impact assessment for 5 tree species in the Boreal, Atlantic and Continental region.
Ernest C.D. Van der Maaten (from the Netherlands; thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

The life history & wood anatomy of tropical rain forest trees.
Imole Kamani Anderson Mc Donald (from Guyana; thesis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

Perspectives of international forestry students on the utilization of Malaysia Palm oil as biofuel.
Lai Yuen Pon (from Malasia; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Does silicon increase the growth of Silver Birch and Norway Spruce? 
Md. Kamrul Hassan (from Bangladesh; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Taper curve analysis and estimation of volumes in different growing seasons of stems of willow (Salix schwerii) at Siikasalmi in Liperi, Finland.
Mir Md. Abdus Salam (from Bangladesh; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Use of chromatic traps for monitoring the population of Coreabus undatus in a cork oak forest in Gorina, Spain.
Mohammed Masum Ul Haque (from Bangladesh; thesis at the University of Lleida, Spain)

CO2 compensation in practice: what makes actors cooperate?? assessing stability and dynamics in the actors'cooperation and policy processes using the advocacy coalition framework (ACF): a case study of the UWA-FACE project at Mount Elgon in Uganda.
Muhammad Sohail (from Pakistan; thesis at Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Time consumption of typical timber short distance transportation activities in Thailand by using wooden frame truck.
Nopparat Manavakun (from Thailand; thesis at the University of Joensuu, Finland)

Policy instruments for avoided deforestation in international climate change policy: a gaze into post-Kyoto regime.
Olufunso Adegbenga Somorin (from Nigeria; Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Water availability controls nitrogen fixation in the feather moss Pleurozium schreberi.
Pablo Martín Ortega (from Spain; thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Optimizing Benefits from Planted Forests: A case of the Eastern Himalaya , India.
Rajesh Kumar Rai (from Nepal; thesis at Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg , Germany)

Rodrigo San Román Gordillo (from Peru; Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg, Germany)

The current status of Lagomorph in Asia.
Royce Kin Chung To (from Hong Kong; thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)

Impacts of forest management on selected ecosystem properties (a case study from a community forest and a municipality owned forest in midhills of central Nepal).
Sharad Kumar Baral (from Nepal; thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)

 Habitat preference and seasonal distribution of alpine ibex (C apra ibex ibex ) in Austria (Vorarlberg) and Swiss national park (Val trupchun).
Shreejata Gupta (from India; thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)

Modeling effects of thinning on the growth response of Oak forest in Austria.
Sishir Gautam (from Nepal; thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria )

Producing valuable wood in Guangxi China within agroforestry system : assessment of eligible tree species.
Ting Zhou (from China; thesis at Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg, Germany)

Factors influencing essential oil yield of Myrtacea (Eucalypts and Corymbia) species.

Yoseph Melka Ako (from Ethiopia; thesis at Albert-Ludvig University Freiburg, Germany)

A comparison of three bioenergy production systems using lifecycle assessment.

Zakia Hassan (from Tanzania; thesis at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

MSc European Forestry Course 2005

Industrial alternatives relative to the transformation of the black poplar's wood
Natalia Arabadzhi (from Russia; Thesis at the University of Lleida)

Response of the boreal forests to the management under the climate change: model based analysis
Ashraful Alam (from Bangladesh; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

Linking the Pan-European Operational Level Guidelines for Sustainable Forest Management with the EU Water Framework Directive: an ontology based approach
Jing Chen (from China; Thesis at BOKU-Austria)

Green taxation & national forest fund as a tool for enhancing sustainable forest management -Case Study of Croatia
Jaime Coello (from Spain; Thesis at the University of Freiburg)

Comparison Time Study Between Geometric and Selective Mechanical Thinning in Young Dense Forest Stands for Biomass-Energy Production
Goodman Gcaba (from South Africa; Thesis at SLU-Sweden)

Options and Criteria for Forestry under the Clean Development Mechanism in South and Southeast Asia: A Study for the Finnish Carbon Procurement Programme
Pradipta Halder (from India; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

Fuel Dynamics Using Landscape Ecology Indices in Alto Mijares, Spain
Javed Iqbal (from Pakistan; Thesis at the University of Lleida)

Effects of erroneous inventory data of dominated tree species on the contents of forest plan
Md. Nurul Islam (from Bangladesh; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

Multifunctional Forest Resources and rural Development: A Case of Forestry from Europe and Nepal
Gyanendra Karki (from Nepal; Thesis at the Universities of Joensuu and Lleida)

How Management Effect Forest Productivity- A Case Study Based on MOSES Modeling on Swiss Data
Xiaozhen Liu (from China; Thesis at BOKU-Austria)

Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Strategic Planning in Forestry Sector: A Comparison study
Nan Luo (from China; Thesis at Wageningen University)

Bioenergy Trade Dynamics in Europe
Surya B. Magar (from Nepal; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

Financing Risks in Large-Scale Biomass Projects
Patience T. A. Mayaki (from Nigeria; Thesis at Wageningen University)

Taxonomic Revision of Anonidium Engl. & Diels (Annonaceae) and Phylogenetic Identification of a Potentially New Genus of Annonaceae
Youssoufa B. Mekou (from Cameroon; Thesis at Wageningen University)

Company strategies of Swedish sawmilling industry
Fakhrizal Nashr (from Indonesia; Thesis at SLU-Sweden)

Exploring the Ecological Footprint of Forest Products- Comparison Study for Austria and Tanzania.
Deogratius E. P. Nyangu (from Tanzania; Thesis at BOKU-Austria)

Analysis of Non-Wood Forest Products' Policies and Markets in Europe
Bishnu Chandra Poudel (from Nepal; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

Assessing Sustainability Impacts within Eisenwurzen Region in Austria
Elena Tomas Ferre (from Spain; Thesis at BOKU-Austria)

Variation on Growth and Productivity of Eucalyptus Camaldulensis Grown at Lad Krating Plantation, Thailand
Apichart Tonnamning (from Thailand; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

A Comparative Analysis of Bioenergy Production under the Kyoto Protocol in Finland, China and India
Shuirong Wu (from China; Thesis at the University of Joensuu)

A Comparison of Nitrogen Stores in High Forest and Coppice Forest in the Vienna Woods
Shuai Yan (from China; Thesis at BOKU-Austria)

The Dendrogeomorphology of Oak clusters (Quercus robur) in the drift sand areas (The Netherlands)
Anas Zyadin (from Jordan; Thesis at Wageningen University)

MSc European Forestry Course 2004

Patterns in collection of non-timber forest products in Europe
Maria Helena Cendales

The Future of Forest Nurseries in Europe
Marc Crookes

Comparative case study on pattern of environmental and forest resource information perception of rural communities at Koli village in Finland and Lad Kacher village in Thailand
Wirongrong Duangjai

Future of Biotechnology Applications in European Forestry
Abdeltif El Ouahrani

Wood decay resistance of Norway Spruce (Picea Abies) against the pathogenic fungi Heterobasidion parviporum
Yohama Puentes

Public perceptions towards urban forests: comparative study in Joensuu (Finland) and Yangling (China)
Mei Qu

Factors affecting germination of birch (Betula pubescens) in bog ecosystem
Annisa Satyanti

Analysis of the Russian Forest Products Companies
Stanislav Sokolov

Urban forestry in Europe
Elena Aguarón Fuente

Using a Swedish forest biodiversity assessment under Polish conditions
Malgorzata Blicharska

Developing a method for calculation of bioenergy potential of the forests using databases from harvester machines in Russian Karelia
Alexandra Bormatova

Artificial snow as an ecological factor in forest environment - case Koli National Park ski resort, Finland
Jordi Canals Gelada

Applicability of Finnish technology for forest fuel harvesting in Catalonia (Spain)
Jaume Gort Oromí

Development of Forestry Institution in Transition Economy in Central and Eastern European Countries and its Influence to Sustainable Forest Management in Private Forest: Lithuania as a Case Study
Sonja Koskinen

Potential and barriers of increasing wood energy use in North Karelia (Finland)
Johanna Pulli

Job market for graduates of the Göttingen Faculty of Forestry
Michelle Schroeder

The European sawmill industry in a global competitive market: perspectives with regard to Monterey pine plantations in the Southern hemisphere
Maarten Van Soest

Comparison of Weibull (complete and truncated), Beta, and Johnson's S B distribution functions to predict the diameter distribution of number of trees and basal area of Scots pine stands (Pinus sylvestris ) in Catalonia (Spain)
Elena Blasco Estrada

Assessment, description and forecast of forest diversity
Alexander Gradel

MSc European Forestry Course 2003

Combining forest fire prevention and forest fuel production in Andalusia (Southern Spain)
Javier Arevalo Pardo de Donlebun

Clusters of Quercus robur and Q. petraea in the Netherlands
Paul Copini

Life cycle analysis of energy wood production and utilization chains in Sweden
Soledad Garcia Garcia

Analyses of experimental thinning management options in the Taiga Model Forest area
Vadim Goltsev

Illegal logging phenomena in Europe
Lauma Kazusa

Natura 2000 -Policy-making in the shadow of hierarchy
Jaakko Kosonen

Case study of long-term forest growth dynamics of Siberian spruce and Scots pine during last 200 years: Komi Republic, North West of Russia
Eugene Lopatin

FAO's action on the forest sector in Central and Eastern Europe
Michael Pohlers

The nature of cross-border cooperation: An analysis of the policy process of cross-border co-operation in Borderpark "de Zoom-Kalmthoutse heide"
Petra Schmitz

Spanish Woodworking Industry - Geographical structure, Export and Import
Francisco Javier Urena Lara

Engaging forest-related actors with LSD networks: an analysis of the channels that non-formal forestry educators use to obtain, transfer and communicate information and knowledge about the environment
Alex Van der Meer

MSc European Forestry Course 2002

Forest Fires Situation in Finland and Spain
Eva Gabriel-De Francisco

Comparative analysis of forestry curricula for the development of ICT in forestry education
David Gritten

Wood Trade and Possible Future Developments of the Forest Resources
of Novgorod Region (Russia)

Anna Koudrioshova

Analysis Of Growth And Yield Of Pinus Sylvestris L. And Picea Abies (L.) Kars. in Finland, Lithuania And Spain Using Two Different Models
Blas Mola-Yudego

Silviculture and biodiversity in managed Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) forests in Europe.-Case studies from Germany (Niedersachsen), Finland (North Karelia) and Spain (Catalonia)
Mireia Pecurul-Botines

Marketing Christmas Trees to Christmas Tourists
Mark Richman

Current and Potential Wood Fuel Resources and Bottlenecks of Utilisation in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden
Dominik Röser

Review of current national forestry policies focusing on adaptive management to climate change
Eva Sedo 

Competitiveness Between European Countries in the Coniferous Sawn Timber Market Through Comparative Advantage
Johan Sisell 

Bioenergy potential in Leningrad Region (Russian Federation) with view to export to European markets
Alexey Urykov