Teak is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. Natural teak forests are declining. IUFRO scientists and other experts have synthesised globally available scientific information.
IUFRO-SPDC, together with the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the US Forest Service, will hold a Knowledge-sharing Workshop and Ministerial-level Meeting in...
IUFRO-WFSE held a side event at UNFF12 in New York.
This is the 125th edition of our electronic newsletter! Read an extensive interview with the IUFRO President! Also learn about meetings on Precision Forestry and Phytophthora research, and more…
In the 25 weeks leading up to the Congress members and partners of IUFRO from all over the world will tell us what "interconnecting forests, science and people" means to them.
Publication of a new sourcebook in response to the need for better information on how remote sensing data can support biodiversity monitoring in tropical forests.
Make your plans for the IUFRO 2017 Congress in Freiburg, Germany! Find information on registration and exciting program details in the latest Congress Newsletter 02/2017!
"Forests and Energy" is the 2017 theme of the International Day of Forests on 21 March! IUFRO Division 5 - Forest Products will address this and related themes in a major conference this June.
For several years, the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), as one of IFSA's partners, has been offering an internship opportunity to students from IFSA Local Committees.
The IUFRO World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity to honour outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO Awards.
Researchers at Michigan State University conclude that research on linkages between forest tenure and forest condition needs to be broader.
Read about the 1st IUFRO Latin American Landscape Ecology Congress, about vegetative propagation technologies in plantation forestry, forestry in India and much more…
How can vegetative propagation technologies help plantation forestry to cope with global warming and environmental changes? Read the report from the IUFRO 2.09.02 Conference in Argentina!
If forests are to survive and prosper in the face of changing and challenging climatic and societal conditions, more information is needed on the biophysical adaptive capacities of trees and forests.
Download the new IUFRO World Series Vol. 35 on illegal logging, find out about Forest Restoration Day at CBD COP13, read reports on a forest governance training course and the Abies 2016 meeting!
Fostering Partnerships to Build Coherence and Support for Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration.
In this interview Prof. Michael Wingfield, IUFRO President, reflects upon his expectations of and impressions from the recent IUFRO AO Congress in Beijing, China.
The most recent GFEP global assessment report on "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade" is officially launched at the CBD COP13 in Cancún, Mexico, on 3 December 2016.
Looking back on the successes of the first IUFRO Regional Congress in Asia and Oceania, and on a busy autumn with meetings on air pollution, silvopastoral systems, pine wilt disease etc.
There is a need for higher societal awareness of silvo-pastoral systems, as their multi-functionality and resilience is often not duly valued.
Today's forestry students are tomorrow's forest managers and decision-makers. Consequently, as forest industry changes to meet new and evolving demands, so must forest education.
About 25 years ago, planted forests represented 4% of the world's forested area. Today they represent almost 7%. But that 7% provides at least one-third of the world's timber.
The 1st IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania recognized the role of forest research in providing solutions to tackle the challenges related to forests and sustainable development.
APFNet Session at Asia-Oceania Congress with representatives from international organizations and governmental forestry research institutes.
Honorary Membership is the highest award of IUFRO and acknowledges individuals who have rendered particularly important and outstanding services to IUFRO.
The International Conference on Forest Multifunctional Management – the 4th Forest Science Forum is taking place back to back with the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Bejing, China, from 24-26 October 2016.
Read about the keynote address delivered by Zhang Shougong, Chinese Academy of Forestry, on Latest Progresses of Silviculture Research in China at the IUFRO Regional Asia-Oceania Congress.
IUFRO enters into Memorandum of Understanding with Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet).
A IUFRO-SPDC 3-day training workshop prior to #IUFROAO2016 in Bejing introduced participants to systematic review in forest science.
Interview with Professor Zhang Shougong, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, 24-27 October 2016.
IUFRO Extension & Knowledge Exchange Working Party discussed new approaches of increasing capacity for program delivery through knowledge exchange networks and peer-to-peer learning.
Read about forest science communication and extension & knowledge exchange needs, and learn about the recent FLR knowledge sharing workshops in Rwanda and El Salvador.
The First Belum Rain Forest Summit showcases conservation efforts for the Belum Temengor Rain Forest.
Interview with Professor Don Koo Lee, Republic of Korea, keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, 24-27 October 2016
Biological invasions cause problems in forests worldwide. The IUFRO Task Force on Forests and Biological Invasions aims to gain new insights and foster knowledge sharing.
IUFRO-SPDC Workshops in Rwanda and El Salvador have provided opportunities for knowledge-sharing on Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation.
IUFRO scientists met to exchange latest findings on biological invasions, forests pests in northern regions, vegetation for slope stability, forest landscape restoration, and more...
An expert workshop in the Kyrgyz Republic highlights the role of mountain forests in Central Asia in providing critical ecosystem services and mitigating natural hazards.
IUFRO workshop in Canada points at the gap in forest dynamics knowledge regarding the area of range expansion and outbreak dynamics in the context of climate change.
Interview with Professor Makoto Yokohari, keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, this October.
Read the first of a series of four interviews with the keynote speakers of the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China!
This issue has a focus on the challenges of reforestation and forest landscape restoration, and on strengthening collaboration in the field of criteria and indicators for SFM.
Report: From governance to government: The strengthened role of state bureaucracies in forest and agricultural certification
IUFRO launches its policy brief on forest landscape restoration today at COFO 23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.
The symposium "Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting" in Vienna, Austria, highlighted both the productivity and heterogeneity of research in this field.
Learn about the progress of the GFEP Rapid Response Assessment on Illegal Timber Trade! Read reports from IUFRO meetings on topics ranging from genomics to managerial economics and DSS in forestry.
Special Issue of "Forestry" on invasions of insects and pathogens, climate change, forest management and their interactions.
Workshop on Systematic Review in Forest Science - Learning from Traditional Forest Knowledge within the framework of the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Beijing, China, 21-27 October, 2016, and is providing...
Congratulations to Mike Wingfield who has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for International Scientists for 2016, by his alma mater, the University of Minnesota!
In this issue: Reports from a conference on climate change perception and related risks to forests, and from World Wood Day; important announcements, publications and meetings …
Now available for download! Read about the numerous activities, achievements and successes of IUFRO in 2015!
IUFRO and IFSA are inviting applications for an internship with IUFRO.The intern will perform tasks in assistance to the various projects of IUFRO and will be stationed at the IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna. Overview of tasksStart...
The session on "Forest Landscape Restoration and Land Degradation Neutrality in Asia" during the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016 focused on the holistic forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach.
International IUFRO Division 2 conference "Forest Genetics for Productivity – the Next Generation" in Rotorua, New Zealand. presented a wide range of topics relevant to modern tree breeding.
The focus of this issue is on forest genetics for productivity, and on forest landscape restoration and land degradation neutrality in Asia. Also learn about recent publications and upcoming IUFRO meetings!
A publication prepared by members of the IUFRO Task Force "Sustainable Forest Biomass Network (SFBN)" with the support of regional biomass experts.
The Congress website has been launched and the Call for session proposals is now open!
From Development Discourses to Providing Data for Decision Making - an international seminar organized jointly by IUFRO WFSE and FAO-Finland Forestry Programme.
This issue highlights meetings on natural resource management, decision support tools for integrated forest policy development, and provision of forest data for advancing sustainable development.
Task Force on Forests, Soil and Water Interactions to bridge knowledge gaps, and future Global Forest Expert Panel to produce comprehensive scientific assessment on "forests and water".
Mike Wingfield speaks on how he sees the future of forest research globally, and about the role of forest research in light of the Paris Climate Agreement.
A new publication looks at the long-term impacts of silvicultural interventions on tree species composition and diversity.
The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) celebrates World Wildlife Day 2016 by launching the Glossary of Wildlife Management Terms and Definitions.
Learn about the development of a regional bioenergy network in Southeast Asia, the design of a global teak support program, and the plans of the new GFEP Rapid Response Assessment on Illegal Timber Trade.
The EcoAdapt project aims to develop ecosystem-based strategies for adaptation to climate change in three Latin American Model Forests – in Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
Siberian boreal forests play a major role in global climate regulation and biogeochemical cycles. However, knowledge about the population genetic structure of these forests is still insufficient.
Mark your calendars for upcoming IUFRO meetings! Read reports from recent meetings on mechanized silviculture in the Nordic and Baltic countries, conservation of forest genetic resources in Siberia, and more...
Jerry Vanclay, Coordinator of IUFRO's Task Force on Foresight for Forest Sector Planning, will hold a keynote speech at the Forest Policy Day during the EcoSocial Forum's Winter Conference.
On 6 December, Vice-President John Parrotta presented the GFEP report at Semi-Annual Meeting of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP).
This Occasional Paper presents the results of the EcoAdapt Project, a joint undertaking by four research and five civil society organizations from Europe and Latin America.
Forest landscape restoration is a prominent topic of this issue with reports from IUFRO activities at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris and from meetings in Kyrgyzstan and Indonesia. But, of course, there is much more…
What are the main challenges for forest science journals? This was the key question discussed by journal editors and scientists at the International Workshop on Forest Science Publishing.
New IUFRO publication draws on examples of restoration activities from around the world to demonstrate the key role of FLR in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This publication was officially presented on 6 December 2015 at the Thematic Pavilion on Nature and Climate Change of the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, France.
As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come.
The book "Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes", based on the assessment report of IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security will be presented at the GLF in Paris.
Synthesis Report of WG1 Country Reports, based on contributions of many IUFRO member organizations. The present synthesis of country reports is a collection of several cases and examples showing the diversity of forest policies...
IUFRO's Sustainable Forest Biomass Network Task Force sets out to explore the potentials and risks of further development of biomass – specifically biomass from forests – with special emphasis on climate change aspects.
Read about events ranging from the World Forestry Congress to the World Bamboo Congress and the Forest Europe conference and learn about latest publications and novelties on the IUFRO website!
IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck delivered a statement on behalf of IUFRO on the occasion of the FOREST EUROPE 7th Ministerial Conference, taking place in Madrid from 20 to 21 October 2015.
First comprehensive assessment of post-logging recovery of above-ground carbon stored in trees across the whole Amazon Basin.
IUFRO will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a major scientific meeting in Freiburg, Germany in exactly two years on 19-22 September 2017.
Collaborative Partnership on Forests honors Ugandan community leader Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi.
The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded.
A new five-year action plan for forests and water was launched at the XIV World Forestry Congress, bringing together various stakeholders to better integrate water and forestry management.
IUFRO Task Force addresses knowledge gaps related to issues such as impacts of climate change, forest management and soil conservation on water supplies and contributes to 5-year Forests & Water Action Plan.
Highlighting IUFRO events at the World Forestry Congress: "Global Forest Science Collaboration - Investing in Knowledge Generation, Capacity Building and Education in Forestry" and more…
Discussing framework conditions and investment in research, education and capacity development necessary for achieving impact on policies and practices that promote forest sustainability
If you come to the World Forestry Congress this September in Durban, South Africa, you are welcome to visit us at the IUFRO exhibition stand F9/F10 and attend the sessions organized and co-organized by IUFRO.
“Keeping invasive pests out of forests should be a top priority for all countries,” says IUFRO President Mike Wingfield, lead author of a paper on planted forest health published in Science on 21 August 2015.
After another successful year for IFSA and IUFRO, both parties are very happy to once again announce the opening for the IFSA/IUFRO Joint position.
The International Forestry Students’ Association IFSA met for this year’s International Forestry Students Symposium IFSS in Manila, the Philippines, from July 28 to August 10.
IUFRO Research Group 6.07.00 - Urban Forestry Section has developed an online directory to facilitate research collaboration and information dissemination among its members across the globe. Membership in this directory is free...
A workshop related to COST Action FP1206 (EuMIXFOR) heldin Arezzo, Italy, gave insight into the practice and potential of the silviculture of mixed species forests.
In this issue you will find reports on such diverse topics as silviculture of mixed forests in Europe, global change and forest pathology, and global teak resources.
Extensive deforestation and degradation are causing a significant decline in the biological diversity and the ecosystem goods and services provided by tropical forests. And, in many African countries there is a notable connection...
The 24th IUFRO World Congress was truly the highlight of the year. The event under the theme "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: the Role of Research", brought together some 3500 participants from more than 100 countries in...
The international IUFRO Symposium "Cross-sectoral policy impacts on managerial economics and accounting in forestry " was jointly organized by IUFRO Units 9.05.03 and 4.05.00 in Sarajevo on 4-6 May, 2015.
Learn about the major results of the first IUFRO Board meeting in the term 2015-2019, read about IUFRO's activities at UNFF11 and find out about IUFRO-related events at the World Forestry Congress.
'Communicating Forest Science' manual now available online: to make it a little easier to communicate forest science findings clearly and understandably to a broader audience.