IUFRO Task Forces are established on a temporary basis to advance inter-disciplinary cooperation in inter-divisional forest research fields. Their focus is on emerging key issues that are of strong interests to policy makers and groups inside and outside the forest sector, and contribute to international processes and activities.
At the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, USA, in October 2014, the Task Forces established for the previous term (International Forest Governance / Forests and Human Health / Resources for the Future / Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / Forest Bioenergy / Forests and Climate Change / Forest and Water Interactions / Forests for People / Education in Forest Science) completed their term. For details about their activities and outputs, please visit http://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/former-task-forces/.
In November 2014, IUFRO launched an Open Call for Proposals for New Task Forces, http://www.iufro.org/news/article/2014/11/13/iufro-task-forces-open-call-for-proposals/, with proposals to be submitted by 15 January 2015. Decisions on the establishment of new Task Forces will be made by the end of February.