June 2016 - Award:
European Young Urban Forester 2016 comes from our chair!
Dr. Mohammad Asrafur Rahman, currently working as a Humboldt post-doctoral Research Fellow at the chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management won a competition for European Young Urban Forester of the Year 2016 - Congratulations!
The award is made annually and is intended to recognise excellence by a young person in either urban forestry practice and/or urban forestry research.
The awarding committee, recognized excellence of Dr. Mohammad A. Rahman in urban forestry practice and urban forestry research. His PhD thesis entitled “Effects of Species and Rooting Conditions on the Growth and Cooling Performance of Urban Trees” was awarded the “Outstanding PhD Award” with seven research articles published in journals of academic repute. His academic expertise and research experience made him a suitable candidate for the award 2016.
The award was announced at the 19th European Forum on Urban Forestry conference with the lead theme "Urban forests for resilient cities", taking place in Ljubljana and Celje, Slovenia, from May 31 to June 4 2016.