Jørgen Bo Larsen

Jørgen Bo Larsen

Professor emeritus


Date of birth:      January 4th, 1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality:         Danish


Education:           1973: Master of Science (Forestry), Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

Academic            1977: Ph.D. (Dr. forest), Göttingen University, Germany

degrees.               1981: Habilitation in Silviculture (Dr. Habil.), Göttingen University, Germany                                                          


Employment:      1991 -             Professor in Silviculture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

                            1983 - 1991    Professor in Forest Protection Göttingen University, Germany

                            1979 - 1983    Head of Department, Danish Forest Research Institute, Denmark

                            1973 - 1979    Research assistant, Institute of Silviculture, Göttingen University


Research:  Natural resource management, silviculture, genetics and forest tree breeding, gene conservation and gene ecology, forest ecology, eco-physiology, provenance research and forest protection documented in more than 250 publications. Participation in EU-funded and other international co-ordinated research projects.


Advisory boards: Present* and former board member of national and international research organizations and institutions:

                            Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR, Indonesia)

                            World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF, Kenya)

                            Committee for environmental aid (MIFRESTA, Denmark)

                            Forschungszentrum für Waldökosysteme, Göttingen, Germany

                            Danish Agricultural and Veterinarian Research Council,

                            The Royal Danish Agricultural Society*

                            The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry*

                            Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF), Germany

                            European Forest Institute (EFI), chair of the Board

                            Wiss. Beirat für Waldpolitik der Bundesregierung Deutschlands

                            Advisory Board to Sustainable Biomass Partners (SBP)*



Present: Silviculture and Ecosystem Management, including the development of new sustainable management systems, Urban Forestry, Forest Ecology. Former: Forest protection (temperate and tropical), Genetics in Silviculture.

Guest lecturer at several Universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Member of numerous international research evaluation teams.



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