|6 - 19 March 2011: Dr. Kürsten visits India. At the "National Seminar on Advances in wood science and technology research: recent trends, future challenges and opportunities" (March 9th and 10th) at the Forest Research Institute he will give a presentation on vocational training in Germany and India (paper)
14 July 2009: Broken links on the sites about "Forestry in Germany" were removed or updated.
25 May - 6 June 2009: Together with his colleague Dittmar Siebert from the Holzfachschule Dr. Kürsten visited Rwanda for an identification mission funded by GTZ-project "Promotion of Economic Development and Employment". The aim of this mission was to start sector study for wood and metal working companies to analyse its constraints and perspectives.
05 January 2009: Dr. Kürsten started his new job as as "Network Manager Timber Trade" at the Holzfachschule Bad Wildungen.
06 July 2008: A new site on "Forestry and wood use projects for climate change mitigation" and a publication related to this topic was uploaded and the list of publications updated.
20 June 2008: Some information was added on forestry and wood research in India, information for German students who want to do an internship in India, and on institutions in Dehradun
18 June 2008: Dr. Kürsten gave a presentation on "Bioenergy use in India - Actual trends and developments" in course of the PhD-Programme "Wood Biology and Technology" at the University of Göttingen.
22 May 2008: Informations for German students who want to go to India and an overview on the forestry institutions in Dehradun was prepared (up to now in German only!)
5 - 9 May 2008: Dr. Kürsten visited the IFAT in Munich. See special report on water management.
28 April / 1 May 2008: New publications were added and the most intensively visited page on Environmental Studies in Germany was improved.
23 March 2008: The first announcement on the Conference on Gender and Forestry (November 16th till November 19th 2008 at FRI in Dehradun/India) was launched. Dr. Kürsten is acting as the local organiser for the IUFRO Unit 6.08.02 – Education, gender and forestry.
29 December 2007: Many pages modified and added. New information on Forestry in Germany.
14 June 2007: After his arrival in India Dr. Kürsten gave a presentation on "Forestry and wood use projects for climate change mitigation" to students and staff of the TERI-University. He explained his former research work in this field (see publications!) and reported about his latest impressions from the CARBON EXPO in Cologne (2-5 May, 2007) and an "International conference on wood-based bioenergy" in Hannover/Germany (17-19 May, 2007) jointly organised by ITTO, FAO and the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. This conference was held in conjunction with LIGNA+ 2007.
7 June 2007: Page Environmental Studies in Germany lauched and Knowledge Overview modified.
19 Apr. 2007: Report written by Dr. Kürsten on the Conference "Rohholzmanagement in Deutschland" (Raw Timber Management in Germany) published in "Land & Forst" (in German: page 1, page 2)
19 Apr. 2007: Some interesting ideas concerning non-wood forest products and wood preservation from the HANNOVER MESSE 2007
05 Apr. 2007: Report written by Dr. Kürsten on the enertec-fair in Leipzig, concerning actual developments in the field of wood energy use in Germany published (in German: Holz-Zentralblatt)
04 Apr. 2007: On the page Lesser known options for the use of sawings and sawdust a new paragraph on the possibilities of using wood residues for soil amelioration was added.
03 Apr. 2007: Some new information was added to the new page about forestry and the forest industries in India (mainly in German!)
21 Febr. 2007: New pages on the options to use small-diameter logs and on "Journals and internet sources on wood science and technology"
18 Febr. 2007: Information on "Lesser known options for the use of sawings and sawdust" replenished.
13 Febr. 2007: Website newly designed and uploaded!