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Dr. Oliver Thees

Function

senior scientist

  

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Site

Birmensdorf Bi GL B 03

 

Degrees

1987State board examination in forestry, Administration of State Forest Rhineland-Palatinate
1985Diploma in Economics; Faculty of Economics, Freiburg University, Germany.
1984PhD in Forestry (Dr. rer.pol.); Faculty of Forestry, Freiburg University, Germany.
1979Diploma in Forestry; Faculty of Forestry, Freiburg University, Germany.

Positions

2015 - 2019Work package leader, SCCER Biosweet.
2011 - 2019Research group leader  ‘Forest Production Systems’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2009 - 2011Research unit leader ‘Forest Production Systems’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2003 - 2007Department head ‘Management of Forest Use’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2000 - 2009Research program leader ‘Management of Forest Use’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
1989 - 1999 Research group leader ‘Forest Technology’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
1988Research associate of the research group ‘Forest Management’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
1987Consultant, Rigesa, Cellulose, Papel e Embalagens LTDA, Brasil.
1985 - 1986 Trainee Forester, Administration of State Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
1980 - 1984 Scientific assistant, Faculty of Forestry, Freiburg University, Germany.

Awards

2018KWF-Medaille, German Board of Trustees for Forestry Work and Technology (KWF).
2009Karl-Abetz-Award, University of Freiburg, Germany.
1980Pfeil-Bursary

Main Research Fields

  • Organisation, planning and steering of timber production, models and tools for decision making
  • Wood supply chain management, conceptual design for IT-based wood selling platforms
  • Bioenergy potentials and availability of wood and other biomass resources
  • Modelling of wood markets, agent-based modelling
  • Timber Harvesting, productivity models, soil protection.

Main Extension Activities

  • Invention and foundation of the website waldwissen.net
  • Courses and publications on environmental sound timber harvesting
  • Lecturing timber harvesting, Faculty of Forestry, Freiburg University, Germany.
 

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