Honours and Awards


The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) honours through a variety of awards those who advance science and promote international cooperation in all fields of research related to forestry. The scope of activities is spread through a number of IUFRO Divisions, currently Forest Environment and Silviculture; Physiology, Genetics and Protection; Forest Operations and Techniques; Inventory, Growth, Yield, Quantitative Management Sciences; Forest Products; and Social, Economic, Information and Policy Sciences.

IUFRO recognizes deserving individuals and member organizations through the following honours and awards:

Recognition of Services to IUFRO

Honorary Membership
Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
Special Recognition Award (SRA)  
Certificate of Appreciation
Anniversary Certificate
Membership Certificate

Awards for Scientific Work

The IUFRO World Congress, held on 5-11 October 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, was an opportunity to honor outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO Awards:

Call for nominations for scientific awards

Special Awards within IUFRO Divisions

Complementary to IUFRO's general system of honours and awards, some IUFRO Divisions have created special awards recognizing outstanding achievements of officeholders in research fields of their respective Divisions. More...