Forestry & Wood Science
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Academic Staff

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Chairman

Prof. Pierre Ackerman

Tel:  + 27 21 808 3293

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Forest Harvesting

Timber harvesting and logistics, Bio-energy harvest, Costing and systems optimisation, Timber supply chain management and forest road, Network optimisation​

Research

 Dr. David Drew

Tel:  + 27 21 808 3295

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Lecturer:​​

Field of expertise:

Forest Management

Growth and Yield science, modelling wood formation processes

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Prof. Ben du Toit 

Tel:  + 27 2​1 808 3305

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Field of expertise:

Silviculture

Silviculture of planted forests, Forest nutrition, Stand eco-physiology and site productivity studies, Forest soils and ecological sustainability, Fire and fuel load management, Bio-energy potentials​

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Mr. Cori Ham 

Tel:  + 27 21 808 3297

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Lecturer:​​

Field of expertise:

Forest Management, economics & policy

Forestry business management & strategy​

Research

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 Prof. Martina Meincken 

Tel:  + 27 21 808 2618

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Field of expertise:

 

Wood physics, bioenergy and surface analysis (incl. preservation)

Wood physics, bioenergy and surface analysis (incl. preservation)​

Research 

 

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Dr. Luvuyo Tyhoda 

Tel:  + 27 21 808 3298

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Field of expertise:

Wood chemistry, anatomy and composite materials

Wood chemistry, anatomy and composite materials

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 Dr. Brand Wessels 

Tel:  + 27 21 808 3319

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Lecturer:​​

Field of expertise:

 Wood Mechanics & Wood Products Manufacturing

Sawmill processing, Wood mechanics, Solid wood processing & optimisation

Research