Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoke

Associate Professor

Forest Management

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Knoke (b. 1965) explores sustainable use concepts for forest ecosystems. 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.

After studying forest science at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University, Prof. Knoke completed his doctorate in 1998. He did his lecturer qualification at TUM in 2003. His research interests 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. Prof. Knoke’s other activities include acting as a court expert, giving expert advice to forest owners and giving talks on international forestry investment.


  • Thurn und Taxis Förderpreis für Forstwissenschaft der TUM (2004)
  • Nominierung für den Deutschen Forstwissenschaftspreis (2004)
  • Karl Abetz-Förderpreis der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (1999)

Key Publications (all publications)

Knoke T, Calvas B, Aguirre N, Román-Cuesta RM, Günter S, Stimm B, Weber M, Mosandl R: “Can tropical farmers reconcile subsistence needs with forest conservation?” Front. Ecol. Environ. 2009; 7(10): 548-554.


Knoke T, Seifert T: “Integrating selected ecological effects of mixed European beech-Norway spruce stands in bioeconomic modeling”. Ecol. Model. 2008; 210(4): 487-498.

Knoke T, Stimm B, Ammer C, Moog M: “Mixed forests reconsidered: a forest economics contribution on an ecological concept”. For. Ecol. Manage. 2005; 213(1-3): 102-116.


Knoke T, Moog M: “Timber harvesting versus forest reserves - producer prices for open-use areas in German beech forests (Fagus sylvatica L.)”. Ecol. Econ. 2005; 52(1): 97-110.


Knoke T: “Predicting red heartwood formation in beech trees (Fagus sylvatica L.)”. Ecol. Model. 2003; 169(2-3): 295-312.