Welcome to the
Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology
The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology offers an up-to-date and varied course of study that illuminates forests with their properties and their importance for biodiversity and climate protection, but also explicitly deals with the possibilities of human use, thereby addressing economic questions as well as social ones, and the dimension of forests and its use. The course also provides knowledge about the properties and possible uses of wood and wood products. Our faculty maintains numerous cooperations with other universities, research institutions and interdisciplinary centers all over the world and is active in many interdisciplinary research associations.
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Introduction Days for International Students ("O-Phase")
The faculty welcomes the new students of the Bachelor's programmes as well as the newly enrolled students of the Master's programmes in the week before lectures start with an orientation phase. During the "O-Phase" you will get to know the faculty and receive all the information you need for a successful start to your studies.Timetable Introduction Days ("O-Phase")...
Call for Scholarship Applications: Master scholarships by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for students from DAC countries
You may apply for our M.Sc. Program Forest and Ecosystem Sciences, study track: Tropical and International Forestry (TIF) including a DAAD EPOS scholarship for the intake 2024. Application Closing Date: 31.10.2023Application platform...
There is new seating in the outdoor area of our faculty. Many thanks to our student council for organizing and setting up the benches.
News from the faculty
Our faculty presents: Prof. Dr. Kai Füldner
Prof. Dr. Kai Füldner was appointed honorary professor of the university on 14.04.2023 at the request of our faculty. Prof. Füldner is the director of the Kassel Museum of Natural History and has been active in teaching at our faculty for many years. The faculty is pleased about the appointment and welcomes Prof. Füldner.
Our faculty presents: Dr. Ines Teichert
Ms. Teichert joined our faculty in february to fill the position of professor of Forest Botany and Tree Physiology. A warm welcome!
Our faculty presents: Prof. Dr. Henrik Hartmann
Mr. Hartmann joined our faculty in december as a professor of Forest Conservation (bridge professorship) and head of the Institute of Forest Conservation at the Julius Kühn Institute. A warm welcome!
A plea from experts: stop personifying plants
An international research team including Göttingen University reviewed popular books on forests and criticises lack of scientific evidence. They conclude that metaphoric descriptions are often held as literally true, and warn against portraying plants as if they were like human beings. "It would be disastrous for the adaptation of forests to climate change if political decisions were made on the basis of pleasant-sounding, but incorrect messages, rather than on the basis of scientific facts", says Prof. Ammer.more...
Patterns of biodiversity unveiled
Understanding the origins and preservation of biodiversity is crucial as human impact continues to threaten our planet’s rich variety of life. A new study led by a team of international researchers at the University of Göttingen has now uncovered global patterns and factors influencing phylogenetic endemism in seed plants, providing invaluable insights for conservation efforts worldwide.more...
More press releases
Here you can find more press releases about the faculty and an archive.more...
Faculty of Forest Sciences
and Forest Ecology