Prof. Dr. Reinhard Mosandl


Professor emeritus since October 1, 2018

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Prof. Mosandl (b. 1952) are primarily focused on the management of forest ecosystems in the temperate latitudes and the tropics. His particular interest is restoration ecology, having undertaken projects in Ecuador, Panama, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and China. A key aim of his work is to bridge the gap between forestry science and forestry management.

After studying forest science at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Prof. Mosandl did his doctorate (1984) and lecturer qualification (1990) at that institution’s Chair of Silviculture. After three years as professor of forest management planning, he took over as Director of the Bavarian Forestry Office in Selb. In 1993, he was appointed to the Chair of Silviculture and Forest Protection at TU Dresden. Four years later, he returned to LMU. He has been full professor at TUM since 2000. Prof. Mosandl is a member of the Commission for Ecology of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Deputy Chairman of the Bavarian Forest Society.

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.


Wilcke W, Günter S, Alt F, Geißler C, Boy J, Knuth J, Oelmann Y, Weber M, Valarezo C, Mosandl R: „Response of water and nutrient fluxes to improvement fellings in a tropical montane forest in Ecuador”. Forest Ecology and Management. 2009; 257: 1292-1304.


Mosandl R, Günter S: „Sustainable management of tropical mountain forests in Ecuador”. In: The tropical mountain forest. Patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Ecology Series, Vol. 2. Editors: Gradstein SR, Homeier J, Gansert D. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag. 2008; 177-193.

Weber-Blaschke G, Mosandl R, Faulstich M: „History and mandate of sustainability: from local forestry to global policy”. In: Global sustainability. The impact of local cultures. Editors: Wilderer PA, Schroeder ED, Kopp H. Weinheim: WILEY-VCH Verlag, 2005; 5-19.

Mosandl R, El Kateb H, Stimm B: „Waldbau - weltweit. Beiträge zur internationalen Waldbauforschung“. Forstliche Forschungsberichte. 2003; 192: 236.