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Dr. Oliver Thees

 

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senior scientist

  

Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

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Birmensdorf Bi GL B 03

 

Degrees

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

Positions

2015 - 2019 Work package leader, SCCER Biosweet.
2011 - 2019 Research group leader  ‘Forest Production Systems’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2009 - 2011 Research unit leader ‘Forest Production Systems’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2003 - 2007 Department head ‘Management of Forest Use’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
2000 - 2009 Research 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.
1988 Research associate of the research group ‘Forest Management’, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
1987 Consultant, 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

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