University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, AT
Student of Forestry Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), former President of IFSA BOKU
Manuel Rakos graduated from Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Forstwirtschaft (College of Forestry) in Bruck an der Mur in 2009. He then worked at the Austrian Federal Forests for 3.5 years and gathered international experience during an internship in British Columbia, Canada. In 2017 he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at BOKU. Currently he is writing his master thesis on sustainable plenter management. Manuel Rakos was a board member of the International Forestry Students Association BOKU (two years vice treasurer and two years president). Moreover, he worked as an assistant lecturer (tutor) at the Institute of Botany and the Institute of Silviculture. He is also a certified forest educator.
Early career scientists’ views on critical future areas for research. Where science should go? What the science-policy interaction should focus on? What are the real challenges where we should put our effort in?