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Dr. Oliver Thees

 

Function

senior scientist, teamleader

  

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Site

Birmensdorf Bi GL B 03

 

Degrees

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

Positions and Awards

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

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
  • Potentials and availability of wood and other biomass resources
  • Modelling of wood markets
  • Timber Harvesting, productivity models.

Main Extension Activities

  • Courses and publications on environmental sound timber harvesting
  • Lecturing timber harvesting, Faculty of Forestry, Freiburg University, Germany.
 

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