Who is Who

IUFRO Structure and Officeholders


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This issue gives you the latest update on the IUFRO structure and includes the contact details of all IUFRO officeholders.

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Senior Officeholders

  • President: Niels Elers Koch, Denmark
  • Vice-President responsible for Divisions: Mike W. Wingfield, South Africa
  • Vice-President responsible for Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives: Su See Lee, Malaysia
  • Immediate Past President: Don K. Lee, Korea (Rep)
  • Executive Director: Alexander Buck, Austria

Division Coordinators

  • Division 1: Björn Hånell, Sweden
  • Division 2: Yousry El-Kassaby, Canada
  • Division 3: Hans Rudolf Heinimann, Switzerland
  • Division 4: Margarida Tomé, Portugal
  • Division 5: Andrew Wong, Malaysia
  • Division 6: Tuija Sievänen, Finland
  • Division 7: Eckehard Brockerhoff, New Zealand
  • Division 8: Jean-Michel Carnus, France
  • Division 9: Daniela Kleinschmit, Sweden/Germany

President's Nominees

  • José Campos, Costa Rica
  • Ben Chikamai, Kenya
  • Elena Kulikova, Russia
  • Shirong Liu, China
  • Ulrike Pröbstl, Austria

Task Force Coordinators

  • International Forest Governance: Benjamin (Ben) Cashore, United States
  • Resources for the Future: John Innes, Canada
  • Forest and Water Interactions: Tony Simons, Kenya
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Bryan Finegan, Costa Rica
  • Forest Bioenergy: Rolf Björheden, Sweden
  • Forests and Climate Change: vacant
  • Forests for People: Ulrike Pröbstl, Austria
  • Education in Forest Science: Piotr Paschalis-Jakubowicz, Poland
  • Forests and Human Health: Hannu Raitio, Finland

Development Officer

  • Jan Heino, Finland

Special Programmes and Projects Coordinators

  • Special Programme for Developing Countries: Michael Kleine, Austria
  • SilvaVoc Terminology Project: Renate Prüller, Austria
  • Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment: Gerardo Mery, Finland

Global Forest Information Service - GFIS (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Eero Mikkola, Finland

Global Forest Expert Panels - GFEP (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Christoph Wildburger, Austria