Hubert Sterba received the Diploma Engineer Forestry degree, the Ph.D. degree in forest ecology from the BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, in 1967 and 1970, respectively. Since 1979, he has been a Full Professor of forest growth and yield at the Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, BOKU. He spent sabbaticals as a Guest Scholar at the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA, at the Intermountain Research Station, Forest Science Laboratory, Moscow, Idaho, USA, and at the Virginia Polytechnique Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va, USA, in 1985, 1991, and 1997, respectively. During 1980–1984, 1996–1997, and 2004–2007, he has been the Head of the Forestry Section at BOKU; and during 1986–1989, he has been a Rector of this university. Moreover, he has been a Consultant for the National Forest Inventory in Austria from 1981 to 1989, a Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the European Intensive Monitoring Program of Forest Ecosystems during 1995–2003, and a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Forest Institute (EFI) during 2002–2006. Additionally, he has been the Vice President of the Austrian Forester Association since 1989. While in 1996, he has been the head of the committee for doctoral studies at BOKU; and since 2004, he has been a Member of the Editorial Boards of Silva Fennica and of the European Journal of Forest Research.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2008