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Daniela Kleinschmit

Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit
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Current and previous positions

Since 11/14     Full Professor of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg

07/10-10/14      Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

03/08-06/10     Assistant Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

12/03-02/08      Postdoc Researcher, University of Göttingen

03/03-12/03     Postdoc Researcher, University of Hamburg

09/98-02/03    Research Associate, University of Göttingen


06/10    Docentship, SLU

07/03      PhD in Forest Policy Science, University of Göttingen

10/93-08/98      Studies of Forest Sciences, University of Göttingen (degree: diploma)

03/98-02/03    Social Sciences, University of Göttingen (without degree)

Responsibilities in Academic autonomy (selection)

Since 4/21    Vice-President for Internationalization and Sustainability

12/19 - current    Member of Permanent Senate Commission on Equal Opportunity

02/19- current    (Co-)coordinator, University Profile Field Environment & Sustainability

10/18-09/19     Dean, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

10/16- current    Member of the PhD Committee of the Faculty

10/16-09/18     Vice Dean, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

11/14-09/19      Member, Committee of Strategy, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

01/12-10/14     Member, Steering Committee of the Department of Forest Products (SLU)

01/09-10/14    Member of the International Committee of the Forest Faculty  (SLU)


Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows 

Research Focus

  • National and International Forest Policy
  • Policy Integration
  • Bioeconomy
  • Political media communication


International Networks (selection)

2019- current    Vice President of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

2010-2019         Coordinator of Division 9 Forest Policy and Economics (IUFRO)

Since 2015        Membership Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA),



Forest- and Environmental Policy, International Forest Governance, Bioeoconomy, Communication 


Transfer and Advisory Services (selection)

2020 – current             Member of the Bioökonomierat, Baden-Württemberg

2020                            Invited expert at the Ausschuss für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit des Deutschen Bundestages

2016                            Scientific Lead of the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade

2016 – 2017                Scientific Advisory Group concerning the Bioeconomy Strategy for the Austrian Ministry of Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW), Verkehr und Innovation (BMVIT) and Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (BMLFUW)

2015                            Member of the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forest, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition,

2012/2017/2019         Member of international forest policy experts within the European Forest Institute (EFI)-led science-policy dialogue Think Forest


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