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Matthias Sonnhoff



Matthias Sonnhoff

MSc. Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie
Professur für Forst- und Umweltpolitik
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D - 79106 Freiburg i. Br.
Room 40063
Telefon: (0761) 203 - 




Matthias Sonnhoff completed his Bachelor in "Forest Sciences" and Masters degree in "Forest Operations and Forest Utilization" at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Through working with large and communal forests in Rhineland-Palatinate, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, he was able to gain professional experience in the management and administration of forest property. Since December 2017, Mr. Sonnhoff has been working on the organisational development of forestowner-based marketing organisations and their further development under uncertainty in the project "Forest ownership between unified forestry  and competition - Effects of increasing deregulation in the forestry sector" funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation. The project focuses on both economical and sociological factors. Both institutional and actor-based factors are considered, especially in the context of interactional relationships, i.e. factors which directly or indirectly influence the actions of actors and thereby have an impact on the organisational development under uncertainty.



  • 12/2017  - prezent- PhD student within the project: Impacts of Antitrust Proceedings in Germany
  • Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology
  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science

Research interests:  

  • Social innovations and innovation management
  • Sustainable business development
  • Organizational development
  • Forest owners' behaviour 
  • Forest property with special interest in private forests
  • Influence of forest sponsorship
Scientific (peer-reviewed) publications:
  • Sonnhoff, M., Selter, A., Kleinschmit, D., Schraml, U. (2021): Forest management cooperatives and their development in changing circumstances: a comprehensive analysis using an actor-centered institutionalism approach. Small-scale Forestry (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11842-020-09469-y
  • Sonnhoff, M., Selter, A., Kleinschmit, D., (2021): Soziale Innovation in Forstwirtschaftlichen Zusammenschlüssen in Baden-Württemberg: Eine Untersuchung auf Grundlage des Akteurzentrierten Institutionalismus.
    Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung, DOI: 10.23765/afjz0002058

Other publications:

  • Sonnhoff, M., Selter, A. (2020): Weiterentwicklung Forstwirtschaftlicher Zusammenschlüsse. In: AFZ – DerWald 13/2020
  • Selter A., Sonnhoff M., Kleinschmit D. (2019): Forstwirtschaftliche Zusammenschlüsse stärken, In: AFZ-DerWald 1/2019
  • Sonnhoff, M. und Selter A. (2018): FWZ in Baden-Württemberg zwischen Kartell und Kooperation, In: Deutscher Waldbesitzer 6/ 2018
  • Sonnhoff M. (2017): Politische Steuerung der Baumartenwahl in der forstbetrieblichen Praxis, Göttingen


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