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Forestry Research Day Semptember, 23rd 2014

A “Forestry Research Day” was held on September, 23rd at the Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek. Miya Kabajani, Remmie Hilukwa, Robert Schulz, Vera De Cauwer as well as other researchers from the Polytechnic of Namibia, the University of Ghent, Belgium, the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, presented their research and inventory work in the woodlands of the Kavango region. The aim of the “Forestry Research Day” was to share the preliminary results obtained under the TFO ans SASSCAL projects with stakeholders.
Prior to the “Forestry Research Day” a group of forestry students and their lecturers from the Universities of Göttingen, Germany, and Stellenbosch, South Africa, visited the School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences (Vera De Cauwer) of the Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek. From August, 27th until September, 19th, they performed measurements for the TFO project in Hamoye State Forest and in Ncaute community forest as part of their forestry training. Otto Pienaar (Stellenbosch), Mats Mahnken, Robert Schulz, Sinje Ingwersen and Tarek Neubert (Göttingen) joined a Belgian MSc student (Sam Van Holsbeeck) and a Namibian MSc student (Miya Kabajani) who were already working there. The initiative was taken by Prof. Christoph Kleinn (University of Göttingen) and Cori Ham (University of Stellenbosch) and worked out in cooperation with Vera De Cauwer (Polytechnic of Namibia).
Guidance during the field measurements and data analysis was given by Dr César Pérez, Dr Paul Magdon, Cori Ham and Vera De Cauwer. Financial assistance was given by the Hans Merensky foundation and TFO, logistic support by the Namibian Directorate of Forestry.


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Impressions from the Forestry Research Day
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Impressions from the Forestry Research Day
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Impressions from the Forestry Research Day
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Impressions from the joint field measurements
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