An essential basic for successful forest ecosystem management is an understanding for the multidimensional problems and challenges. Also, we regard networking with national and international partners as key process in modern science. As a consequence Assoc.Prof. Dr. Rupert SEIDL and Dr. Marcela VAN LOO combined both aspects and founded the so called "Science Afternoon".
The Science Afternoon is a periodical seminar (nearly 1 per month) and designed as platform for scientific discussions and exchange.
External and internal invited speakers of mostly silvicultural or related fields are alternating term wise. More than 50 talks were given since 2006. Also, newly hired Professors of the Department of Forest and Soil Scienes were invited for a talk (most recent: Prof. Dr. Douglas L. GODBOLD & Prof. Arne Dr. NOTHDURFT). Further speakers:
- Prof. Dr. Christian AMMER
- Prof. Dr. Klaus PUETTMANN
- Dr. Monika KONNERT
- Prof. Dr. Scott L. STEPHENS
- Prof. Dr. Stephen W. RUNNING
- Prof. Jerry VANCLAY
- Dr. Franz ESSL
The organisers Assoc.Prof. Dr. Rupert SEIDL and Dr. Marcela VAN LOO record a big audience and lively discussions – two facts which confirm the success of their initiative Science Afternoon. They also acknowledge the side effect of creating a space for exchange for our PhD students.