1996 …2024

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Thomas Knoke (b. 1965) explores sustainable use concepts for forest and other landscapes. His particular interest lies in risk modeling and diversification strategy planning. Methodologies drawn from decision theory, operations research and modern finance theory are applied to forest science issues and land use problems in general. Having studied forest science at LMU Munich, Knoke completed his doctorate in 1998. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at TUM in 2003. His research interests have led him to the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (South Africa), the Instituto Forestal (Chile) and the Chinese Academy of Forestry. He also traveled to Ecuador as a member of the FOR 816 research group. In 2013 he declined the offer of an appointment to Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg as professor of “Forest Economics and Forest Planning”. Knoke’s other activities include acting as a court expert, being in charge of LMU Munich’s university forest and giving expert advice to forest owners.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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