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Victor Jorquera Olave


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  Victor Jorquera Olave

  Research associate and PhD candidate

  Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning
  Tennenbacherstraße 4, 79106 Freiburg

  Telefon: +49 761 203-3688
  Telefax:  +49 761 203-3690











Projects and main research topics


  • EU's project Pathfinder: Towards an integrated consistent European land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) monitoring and policy pathway assessment framework.


  • Robust optimization to compute trade-offs between carbon sequestration, commercial wood production and biodiversity parameters under different climate scenarios, taking in consideration multiple uncertainties.


Since 09/2022: PhD candidate at the Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, University of Freiburg, Germany

2019 - 2022: M.Sc. in Ecosystem Services (focus: forest sciences), Technical University of Dresden, Germany

2005 - 2011: Dip. Eng. in Forestry Engineering (focus: forest management and environment), University of Chile, Chile.

Professional Career

Since 09/2022: Research associate and PhD candidate working on project Pathfinder "Towards an integrated consistent European LULUCF monitoring and policy pathway assessment framework", Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, University of Freiburg, Germany

10/2020 - 06/2022: Research assistant in different research projects and academic activities carried by the Chair of Ecosystem Services, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

12/2020 - 03/2021: Intern working on field and research activities within the "Lebendige Luppe" restoration project in the floodplain forests around Leipzig, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung Gmbh (Ufz) Leipzig, Germany

06/2019 - 09/2019: Specialist working on the flora and vegetation characterization for the environmental permissions and restrictions of QB2 mining project, CEA Environmental Consultants, Chile

06/2012 - 05/2019: Freelance consulting on environmental assessment of flora and vegetation for different mining, energy and construction projects, Chile

10/2017 - 12/2017: Coordination and mobilization assistant in charge of monitoring wildfires nationwide, administrate resources for their suppression and elaborate reports to the chief staff and competent authorities, Chilean National Forestry Service (CONAF), Chile

02/2013 - 12/2015: Sales and technical support engineer working on smart measurement solutions in forestry, mining, construction and environmental research, Appareil measurement technologies, Chile

12/2012 - 01/2013: Project engineer working on the environmental assessment of run-of-river hydropower stations projects, Aaktei, Chile

03/2011 - 04/2012: Research assistant working on the following CONAF research projects: “Assessment of restoration activities under presence of Nothofagus macrocarpa or Nothofagus glauca, using natural regeneration and plantation” and “Sustainable use of Peumus boldus' leaves and Araucaria araucana's fruits”, Chair of Silviculture and Nature Conservation, University of Chile, Chile

01/2011 - 03/2011: Intern researching on regeneration of harvested Nothofagus pumilio forests presenting browsing of Lama guanicoe, and performing inventory on pristine forests, Russfin Forestry Company, Patagonia, Chile

07/2010 - 10/2010: Research assistant working on the research project: "Clearcut size and the conservation of animal biodiversity in pine plantations", Chair of Ecology and Wildlife, University of Chile, Chile
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