Forestry Consulting and Timber Economics

Changes in society’s perception of forests and forest use, climate risks, and modern technologies result in challenges for forest enterprises as well as wood industry. The Division supports private and public enterprises to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the forestry and wood industry sector.

UNIQUE provides a broad experience in forest inventory, management planning and value assessment of forests. We support the development of economically viable sustainable forest management. Furthermore, specific ecological planning and mapping has always been a substantial part of our consultancy work.

Surviving in the timber market calls for strategic organizational positioning and an in-depth understanding of market dynamics and their interactions. In the Division, we assess the competitiveness of wood sector enterprises and develop custom approaches for the efficient use of biomass for energy and other bio-products. We also provide policy makers and associations with important decision making tools, including cluster studies, forest funding systems and wood mobilization.


Our services

Forest management

  • Analysis and optimization of forest enterprises
  • Conducting and training of forest inventories
  • Forest-IT solutions und IT-Trainings
  • Optimization and executing of forest management planning
  • Development of forest owners associations

Forest conservation

  • Conducting FFH-/Natura 2000 management planning
  • Mapping of forest biotopes
  • Quantification of environmental compensation

Wood Cluster & Markets

  • Cluster development and regional studies
  • Market studies, international trade
  • Tailored operational consulting (investments, finance, strategy, marketing)
  • Location assessment, and raw material logistics

Division team

  • Eva Kehayova

    Eva Kehayova

    MSc Forest Sciences

    Consultant of the Forestry Consulting Division

    Eva Kehayova works in the field of forest economics and forest policy with a focus on private forest owner organizations, as well as on the implementation of forest sector reforms both on the national and international level. She is involved in projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and has experience in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 55
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  • Eva Meier-Landsberg

    Eva Meier-Landsberg

    PhD and MSc Forest Management

    Deputy head of the Forestry Consulting and Timber Enconomics Division

    Eva Meier-Landsberg works on cross-cutting issues related to the forestry and timber industry. She is a certified expert on energy, environmental and quality management. The focus of her work lies on the analysis and optimization of supply chains and processes. Eva Meier-Landsberg worked in the German Federal Research Department for five years.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 58
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  • Metodi Panev

    Metodi Panev

    MSc. Forest Ecology and Management; MSs Geoinformatics

    Senior Consultant in the Forestry Consulting and Timber Economics Department

    Metodi Panev's main field of expertise is GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis in forestry and land use. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in design and implementation of forest inventories at local, regional and national levels. Metodi worked on numerous projects in Germany, Eastern Europe, South America and Asia.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 54
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  • Martin Redmann

    Martin Redmann

    MSc Forest Management

    Senior Consultant of the Forestry Consulting and Timber Economics Division

    Martin Redmann conducts cluster and sector studies for the forest and wood industry in Germany. For more than 20 years now, he has been advising companies, forest enterprises and administrations on questions regarding location and supply security, as well as on questions concerning economy, IT and organization. Martin Redmann has extensive experience in the implementation of IT trainings, forest valuation and forest conservation. Additionally, he manages the regional office of UNIQUE in Boppard, Germany.

    Tel. +49 6742 804884
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  • Josef Repplinger

    Josef Repplinger

    MSc Forestry

    Consultant in the Forestry Consulting Division,
    Assessor of the forest service

    Josef Repplinger works on topics related to forest inventories and forest planning and harvesting processes. He gained experience in forest IT and special software used in the sector. His regional focus is Germany.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 13
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  • Axel Weinreich

    Axel Weinreich

    PhD & MSc Forest Management

    Senior Consultant in the Forestry Consulting and Timber Economics Division; Head of the Task Team Forest Information Management

    Axel Weinreich has more than 20 years of experience in working on sustainable forest management. He has in-depth knowledge and a broad experience on business process and information management, IT and GIS systems in forestry, forest planning and inventories, as well as bioenergy and logistics. Axel Weinreich has led and supported numerous projects in Germany, East Africa and especially South-East Europe.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 24
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  • Matthias Wenzel

    Matthias Wenzel

    MSc Forest Management, Assessor of the Forest Service

    Senior Consultant of the Forestry Consulting Division; Head of the Task Team Forest Management Planning and Forest Conservation

    For over ten years, Matthias Wenzel has worked on topics related to forest planning and forest ecology. His core competencies include forest management planning, the development of habitat and conservation mapping, management plans and forest inventories. Although Matthias Wenzel's regional focus is Germany, he has also worked in Eastern Europe, Africa and Central America.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 21
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  • Stefan Wilhelm

    Stefan Wilhelm

    MSc Forest Management, MA Business Administration, Assessor of the Forest Service

    Consultant in the Forestry Consulting Division

    Stefan Wilhelm has been working on projects to develop and optimize economic management tools for private and community forest enterprises since 2007. His areas of expertise include analyses of individual companies and indicator-based company comparisons. His work also includes forest evaluations and forest management planning. Stefan Wilhelm has been contracted by various German state ministries to conduct impact monitoring of EU co-financed support measures for forest enterprises.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 14
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  • Bernd Wippel

    Bernd Wippel

    PhD and MSc Forest Economy, MSc Economics

    Managing Director of UNIQUE; Head of the Forestry Consulting Division

    Bernd Wippel focuses on economic analyses, organizational development and forest policy related issues. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience in the forestry and timber sector. Bernd Wippel advises public and private sector clients throughout Europe and has many years of experience in the natural forest and plantation sector in South America.

    Tel. +49 761 208 534 23
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  • Marlène Zehfuß

    Marlène Zehfuß

    MSc Forest Ecosystem Analysis and Information Processing

    Consultant in the Forestry Consulting Division

    Marlène Zehfuß is specialized in the analysis and modeling of forest ecosystems. She works primarily on the management and (statistical) analysis of large data sets linked to GIS. Moreover, her work includes forest inventories, forest valuation reports and consultancies for forest enterprises. Marlène Zehfuß works predominantly in Germany.

    Tel. +49 6742 804 019 1
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Associated experts

  • Matthias Dees
  • Franz-Josef Lückge
  • Peter Niggemeyer
  • Metodi Sotirov

Contact

Bernd Wippel
Head of division
bernd.wippel@unique-landuse.de
+49 761 208534-23

Eva Meier-Landsberg
Deputy head of division
eva.meier@unique-landuse.de
+49 761 208534-58

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