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ANN-ETFRN (Austrian National Node - European Tropical Forest Research Network)

Project Leader
Glatzel Gerhard, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Centre for International Environment & Development Studies, Noragric , PO Box 5001 , 1432 Aas, Norway.
Contact person: J Boddens Hosang;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Council for Forest Research & Development, Dept. of Agriculture and Food Engineering, University College Dublin_x000D_ , Earlsfort Terrace, 2 Dublin, Ireland.
Contact person: Miriam Ryan;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Directorate of Forest Resource Development, Ippokratous St. 3, GR-10164 Athens, Greece.
Contact person: Nikolas S Efstathiadis ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Groupe de foresterie pour le développement, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland.
Contact person: Jean-Pierre Sorg;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
ENGREF/SILVOLAB, 97379 Kourou Cedex, France.
Contact person: Marguerite Reder ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
European Commission, DG Research, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium.
Contact person: Nicole Bounaga-Riveill ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
European Tropical Forest Research Network c/o The Tropenbos Foundation, PO Box 232 , 6700 AE WAGENINGEN, Netherlands.
Contact person: Willemine Brinkman;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC), Wetenschapstraat 8, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Contact person: Monnik Desmeth;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Federal Research Center of Forestry and Forest Products, Leuschnerstr. 91, D-21002 Hamburg, Germany.
Contact person: Jochen Heuveldop ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria CIT-INIA, Carretera de la Coruña Km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
Contact person: Alejandro Lopez de Roma ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dep. of Forest Ecology, 90183 Umeå, Sweden.
Contact person: Anders Malmer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Universtiy, Bülowsvej 17, , 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
Contact person: Jens Dragsted;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
The Tropenbos Foundation, PO Box 232, 6700 AE Wageningen, Netherlands.
Contact person: Erik M Lammerts van Bueren ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Tropical Forest Forum, c/o NRI, Central Avenue, ME4 4TB Chatham Maritime, Kent, United Kingdom.
Contact person: Jane Thornback;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Forestry Department, Tapada da Ajuda, 1300 Lisbon, Portugal.
Contact person: Raul M de A Sardinha ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Institute of Forest and Agricultural Pathology and Zoology, Piazzale delle Cascine 28, 50144 Firenze, Italy.
Contact person: Giovanni Preto;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Helsinki, Tropical Silviculture Unit, PO Box 28, 00014 Helsinki, Finland.
Contact person: Olavi Luukkanen;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Wresowar Martin, Project Staff
Habermann Birgit, Project Staff (bis 08.03.2018)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Minoritenplatz 5, A-1014 Wien, Austria
The focal point ANN-ETFRN / Tropical Research Network Austria exists since 1993 at the Institute for Forest Ecology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna. Initially it fulfilled only the function of a national node of ETFRN (European Tropical Forest Research Network). Since 1996 ANN-ETFRN is also a focal point of the Austrian Network for Environmental Research, initiated and funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport (now Ministry for Education, Science and Culture).

The Austrian Network for Environmental Research ( ) is intended to support the internationalisation of Austrian environmental research. Main objective of the Austrian Network for environmental research is the promotion of international research activities and the support of environmental scientists. The network functions as an interdisciplinary think-tank for developing future-oriented concepts and international research co-operations. The network regards itself as a partner for national and international scientists, students, research managers, policy makers and organisations involved in research co-ordination and funding at national and international level.

ETFRN ( is a forum for communication between European organisations, researchers, EU institutions and others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research. The ETFRN Network seeks to promote the involvement of European research expertise towards the conservation and wise use of forests and woodlands in tropical and subtropical countries. The ETFRN Coordination Unit is funded by the Directorate General Research of the European Commission under the INCO (International Cooperation) programme. Office space and general support for the Coordination Unit is provided by the Tropenbos Foundation in the Netherlands. The network has participants in 16 European countries, including Norway, Switzerland, and all European Union member states, except Luxemburg. There is an ETFRN focal point (national node) in each of these countries.

ANN-ETFRN supports the objectives of ETFRN and the Austrian research community in tropical forest research. It aims at establishing a network among these researchers and other researchers in tropical environmental research to strengthen existing co-operations, and to create new ones, and it acts as an interactive platform for researchers, organisations and students in the field of tropical environmental research.
general biology; botany; ecological system research; interdisciplinary natural science; environmental research; forest ecology; forestry; interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry; development cooperation;
network; Participatory Research and Learning; tropical research; tropical rainforest;
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