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: http://www.iufro2014.com/
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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.



Abstracts

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
http://blog.iufro2014.org/congress_blog/preeminent-forest-scientists-receive-scientific-achievement-award/

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
http://blog.iufro2014.org/congress_blog/science-for-sustaining-the-worlds-forests/ 

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
http://blog.iufro2014.org/congress_blog/iufro-awards-for-graduate-and-phd-students-announced/ 

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
http://blog.iufro2014.org/congress_blog/iufro-awards-for-graduate-and-phd-students-announced/ 

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
http://blog.iufro2014.org/video/video-cpf-wangari-maathai-award-ceremony/


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, http://iufro2014.com/registration/

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