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Paul N. Efthymiou

Paul N. Efthymiou Paul N. Efthymiou
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle Univesrity of Thessaloniki
Greece
Biography

Born in Ano Stavros, District of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece in 1945. He earned a M.Sc. Degree in Forestry Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki after a 10 semesters study 1963-1968, with an overall grade "Excellent 9 (max.10)". Research and Teaching Assistant 1968-72. Postgraduate studies at the Institute of Forest Utilization and Work Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg i.Br. West Germany 10/1972 - 01/1977, taking advanced courses and research on Appliad Mathematics and Statistics, Operations Research, Systems Analysis, Modelling and Optimization,Harvesting, Work Science, Ergonomics and Planning of Wood-working industries in the framework of an Integrated Forest Products Utilization. This led to my Dr. rer. nat.-Thesis: "Systems Research in Forest Utilization - Methodology of the Feasibility Study of Pine-Plywood from SW-Germany" 348 p.(01/1977), with the overall note "Excellent - Magna Cum Laude".

Supervising Forest Engineer at the Forest Directorate of Drama, North-East Greece 1977-80, Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Forests, Athens 1977. Head of the Dept. of Forest Engineering and Forest Utilization at the Forest Research Institute of Northern Greece, Vassilika 1980-1997. Professor of Forest Products Harvesting, Non-Wood Forest Products, Ergonomics, Systems Analysis and Research Methodology (on Postgraduate level),at the Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment of Aristotle University Thessaloniki 04/1990 - 07/2012. Emeritus Professor since 10th July 2012.National representative of Greece (State Forest Service at Min.of Agriculture) to the Joint UN-FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training, for North-America, Europe and Russian Federation 1974-2004. Chairman of this Steering Committee 1994-1998 and Coordinator of Mediterranean Forestry 1988-2004.Regular member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the European Forest Institute (with 140 members Forestry Faculties and Research Institutes) for the period 1993-2000. Advisor of the European Commission and the European Parliament on Foresty, Cork and Wood Industries issues, 1998-2005. Co-Chairman at the Working-Group  3-04-02: "Work Studies, Payment and Labor Productivity" of IUFRO 1986-90. Senior Member of the Society of American Foresters (1987-2010),and Member of Deutscher Forst-Verein (DFV 1977-97) and Kuratorium fuer Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik (1972-2014).

Research Interest

Forest Engineering, Forest Utilization, Forest Products Harvesting, Non-Wood Forest Products, Ergonomics, Systems Analysis and Research Methodology.

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