World Congress 2014

XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 5-11 October 2014
"Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research"

Congress homepage:

Opening Speech of IUFRO President - Speech of Under Secretary Bonnie - Congress Resolution - Congress Report - Abstracts - Daily Newsletter - Keynote Speeches - President's Discussion - Directors' Forum - Decisions of International Council - Honours and Awards - Media Corner - Congress Statistics - Key Dates - Announcements and Calls - Media - Photo Gallery

Opening Speech of IUFRO President

IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch, Denmark, welcomed the delegates to the Congress in the Opening Ceremony on Monday, 6 October 2014.

Find his speech here.

Congress Report

250 pages of information about the Congress: ceremonies, scientific programme, special events, tours, the Congress evaluation...

Click here to download (8.6 MB)


The abstracts of all Congress sessions were published as a special volume of The International Forestry Review and distributed at the Congress. The volume can be downloaded here: Congress Abstracts

In addition, three IUFRO Incubator sessions for students were held. The abstracts volue can be downloaded here: IUFRO Incubator Abstracts

Daily Congress Newsletters

Download the Daily Congress Newsletter for:

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday

Decisions of the International Council

In its two meetings during the Congress week, the International Council, took important decisions:

The New Team

  • President: Mike Wingfield, South Africa
  • Vice-President responsible for Divisions: Björn Hånell, Sweden
  • Vice-President responsible for Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives: John Parrotta, United States

The New Board

Division Coordinators:

  • Division 1: Jens Peter Skovsgaard, Sweden
  • Division 2: Yousry El-Kassaby, Canada
  • Division 3: Woodam Chung, United States
  • Division 4: Jean-Luc Peyron, France
  • Division 5: Pekka Saranpää, Finland
  • Division 6: Tuija Sievänen, Finland
  • Division 7: Eckehard Brockerhoff, New Zealand
  • Division 8: Jean-Michel Carnus, France
  • Division 9: Daniela Kleinschmit, Germany

President's Nominees:

  • Shirong Liu, China
  • John Innes, Canada
  • Ben Chikamai, Kenya
  • Jung-Hwan Park, Republic of Korea
  • Manuel Guariguata, Venezuela

Venue of Congress 2019:

Curitiba, Brazil

Honours and Awards

Honorary Membership
Don Koo Lee, Republic of Korea

Distinguished Service Award
Richard W Guldin, USA
Peter Herbst, Austria
Santiago Barros Asenjo, Chile

Congress Host Country Scientific Award
Stephen Hubbell, USA
Harold E. Burkhart, USA
Chadwick Dearing Oliver, USA

Scientific Achievement Award
Sally Aitken, Canada
Jürgen Bauhus, Germany
Benjamin Cashore, USA/Canada
Richard Hamelin, Canada
Christopher Eric Harwood, Australia
Shibu Jose, USA
Robert A. Kozak, Canada
Aino Annikki Mäkelä Carter, Finland
Jolanda Roux, South Africa
Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza, Italy 

Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
Jan R. Bannister Hepp, Germany/Chile
Susana Barreiro, Portugal
ShuaiFei Chen, China
César Pérez Cruzado, Spain
Puneet Dwivedi, India
Zhun Mao, China
Sandra Rodríguez Piñeros, Colombia
Eli Sagor, USA
Huei Shing Sik, Malaysia 

Student Award for Excellence in Forest Science
Julius B. Adewopo, Nigeria/USA
Tolulope Daramola, Nigeria
Md. Mohitul Hossain, Bangladesh
Sharif Ahmed Mukul, Bangladesh
Mika Yoshida, Japan
Ivana Zivojinovic, Serbia 

Best Poster Award
Emma Soraya, Australia
Chai Ting Lee, Malaysia
Lilli Kaarakka, Finland
Nyein Chan, Japan IUFRO
Min-Jay Chung, China-Taipei
Emmanuel Danquah, Ghana
Tsutomu Kanasashi, Japan
Althea A. Archmiller, USA
Olivia Sánchez, Canada

CPF Wangari Maathai Award
Marta Isabel Pati Ruiz Corzo
International media coverage

Congress Statistics

  • Number of participants: 2,492

  • Number of countries: 100
    - Africa: 21 countries
    - Asia & Pacific: 27 countries
    - Europe: 32 countries
    - Latin America & Caribbean: 18 countries
    - North America: 2 countries

  • Sessions: 5 plenary, 19 sub-plenary, and over 170 technical and poster sessions
    - over 200 session organizers
    - more than 1300 oral presentations
    - nearly as many poster presentations

  • Social media:
    - #iufro2014 hashtag seen by over 561,000 twitter accounts over 3.6 million times
    - 55 blogs with over 50,000 views
    - outreach to 18,000 Facebook users.

Key Dates

20 September 2014: Online registration closes

30 April 2014:
- Deadline for presenting authors to register for the Congress
- End of Early bird registration

31 December 2013: Deadline for nominations for Host Country Scientific Achievement Award

15 December 2013: Acceptance decision on submitted abstracts

2 December 2013: Registration opens,

15 October 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts (for French and Spanish abstracts: 15 September)

August 2013: Call for abstracts

January 2013: Call for session proposals

Announcements and Calls

Newsletters by Congress Organizing Committee: 1st Newsletter (July) - 2nd Newsletter (September) - Final Newsletter (October)

Program Book - 5 October 2014

International Photo Competition: Forests-Agriculture Interface through a Gender Lens: A photo book with the best entries will be launched at the IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City. Deadline: 15 June 2014. Details

List of Approved Abstracts: by Congress Theme - by Country - by Session

Research Group and Working Party Business Sessions - Registration Form - 11 March 2014

The IUFRO Incubator - Student and Young Scientist Sessions: Call for abstracts - Submission Form - 13 February 2014

Congress Booklet - 23 September 2013

Call for nominations for Host Country Award - 11 September 2013

Trade Exposition & Sponsorship Booklet - August 2013

Call for Abstracts - Appel à la soumission de résumés - Llamado para enviar resúmenes
Description of Congress Themes and Technical Sessions - July 2013

Program Schedule

Official Announcement - February 2013

Call for Session Proposals – December 2012

Call for nominations for scientific awards - 24 April 2012