IUFRO Announcements



The January 2023 issue of IUFRO-Japan News features: - a Participation Report on the ALL-IUFRO CONFERENCE 2022 KOHSAKA Ryo, The University of Tokyo; - a Report on IUFRO OKINAWA 2022: Progress in Small-scale Forestry beyond the Pandemic and Global Climate Change MAEDA Chiharu, University of Hyogo; - a Participation Report on the IUFRO Okinawa 2022 HAYAFUNE Masato, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute; - Participation Report on the IUFRO Conference Division 7 – Forest Health, Pathology and Entomology Lisbon 6-9 September 2022 NAKAMURA Katsunori, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute; - Report on Participation in the 5th International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity in 2022 KOMATSU Masabumi, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute; - Information of "XXVI IUFRO World Congress 2024"; and - a Notice from the Secretariat.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research; it cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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Other Announcements


FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge // 19 November 2023

In recent years, Europe has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires. These extreme wildfires have resulted in devastating consequences, including the loss of life, destruction of natural habitats, damage to infrastructure and the release of harmful emissions impacting air quality. Be part of the solution and help tackle the challenges of Extreme Wildfires in Europe and beyond. Participate in the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge and help build more resilient landscapes and safe communities.

Submit proposal by:  19 November 2023, 23:59 CET
Organizers:  European Forest Institute (EFI)




IUFRO News Vol. 52, Issue 9, early October 2023

Learn about SAP grants to attend the IUFRO World Congress 2024 in Sweden, listen to the latest IUFRO podcast episode, read about early career scientists and students and IUFRO building blocks in their career paths. More…

Besides information about the IUFRO World Congress 2024 and a focus on the IUFRO Scientist Assistance Programme (SAP), this issue presents to you the new IUFRO SciPol colleague Viola Belohrad, the current IFSA intern Sandesh KC, and the new IFSA President Isabelle Dela Paz.

You will also find several meeting reports including from the 20th International Boreal Forest Research Association IBFRA and the IUFRO conferences on "Global challenges and innovative management of bark and wood borers in planted and natural forests" and "Advancing Silvicultural Technology".

Furthermore, IUFRO congratulates Dr. Robert Mavsar on his appointment as EFI Director, Professor Pete Bettinger and Professor Roger Meder Professor on receiving prestigious science awards, and Professor Mike Wingfield on his election as a Fellow of the International Society of Plant Pathology.

Latest publication highlights include the French version of the IUFRO Policy Brief on Forests and Human Health, the new US National Report on Sustainable Forests (NRSF), a book about "The Bioeconomy and Non-timber Forest Products", and the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023.


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Non-IUFRO Publications


The importance of forests and new challenges for science in the context of military operations. Scientific articles in the field of forestry and tree science

Forests are essential for ensuring the ecological balance and viability of the planet. In today's environment, where we are constantly facing complex environmental challenges, wars, disasters and climate change, the study and conservation of the forest ecosystem is a priority.

The Ukrainian Journal of Forest and Wood Science ( promotes the dissemination of knowledge in this field. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original scientific and review articles. 

Scientific research in the field of forestry and tree science helps to understand the causes of problems and find effective methods to solve them.

Publish your research papers in the Ukrainian Journal of Forest and Wood Science (

Position Announcements


Endowed Director of the Wood Utilization and Design Institute // 18 November 2023

Clemson University invites applications for the position of Patricia “Pat” Layton Endowed Directorship of the Wood Utilization Design Institute (WU D). The position is a 12-month faculty (or faculty equivalent) appointment with responsibilities in external relations and industry partnerships, facilitation of collaborative grantsmanship and research, public policy and government affairs, building collaborations within and outside of Clemson University, and WU D administration. Although this position does not have a formal teaching assignment, there will be opportunities for guest lecturing, seminar organization, and speaking engagements to represent Clemson WU D. The successful candidate will lead a group of dedicated and innovative faculty, research scientists, students, and staff committed to professional and inclusive excellence. Clemson University seeks a highly accomplished and visionary professional to lead the WU D. The successful candidate will have academic credentials and/or professional experience in wood design, wood construction, wood science, wood products, or wood engineering, that will allow the applicant to be appointed to Professor rank. Knowledge of forest management and sustainability of forests related to wood products is required. For candidates whose careers have been non-academic, it is expected that they will have reached the highest levels of activity consistent with their individual path.

Institution:  Clemson University, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Wood Utilization Design Institute  
Duty station:  Clemson, SC, USA  
Closing date:  18 November 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


IUFRO Meetings


International Conference: The Forests Factor - More nature to fight climate change, and the role of protected areas

The international conference "The Forest factor" was held in Rome, Italy, on 6 and 7 June 2023, at the Roma Tre University, with the aim of placing the emphasis on the protection of forests, as an essential element in the fight against climate change, and on their vital importance for biodiversity, the carbon, water and energy cycles on a planetary scale.

Other Meetings/Events


FIRE-RES Open Innovation Q&A Webinar

Join the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge Q&A Webinar on 18 October 2023 at 15:00 CEST. The webinar intends to address all the inquiries, questions, and doubts of potential applicants. During the webinar, the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge, the benefits of participating, and the application process will be revisited.

If you are interested in applying for the challenge and have questions about the application process, themes, timelines, or any other questions, this webinar is for you. Please send your questions to the Helpdesk: oic(at)

Date:  18 October 2023, 15:00 CEST
Location:  online
Organizers:  European Forest Institute (EFI)


University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars


Training course: Introduction to quantitative genetics

The course is free of charge, but participants are responsible for their own housing, food, and travel expenses. There are no formal prerequisites, but familiarity with R and basic Mendelian genetics is beneficial.

Apply for an EVOLTREE grant by 30 October. One grant will be awarded per partner organisation, with preference given to students and researchers who have not received a training or conference grant in the last year.

Date:  27 November - 1 December 2023
Application deadline:  17 November 2023
Application contact:  lstiburek(at)

Application for grant - deadline:  30 October 2023
Application for grant - contact:  marjana.westergren(at)

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic
Organizers:   EVOLTREE

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Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


Postdoctoral Fellowship Program // 1 December 2023

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture at Yale University is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mission of the Center is to foster research on carbon capture and greenhouse gas reduction that will contribute to the design and implementation of climate solutions. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines related to the Center’s three focal areas: Ecological and Biological Carbon Capture; Geological and Ocean Carbon Capture, and Industrial Carbon Utilization. Candidates need to identify and contact faculty with the relevant expertise to discuss their proposed project and ensure the faculty member is willing and able to host them. Faculty hosts can be from any school/department at Yale, including the School of the Environment, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and any relevant department within the Faculty of Arts Sciences. Applications lacking a letter of support from a potential Yale faculty host will not be considered.

Institution:  Center for Natural Carbon Capture, Yale University
Duty station:  New Haven, CT, USA
Closing date:  1 December 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Contact:  If assistance is needed to identify or contact a potential advisor, please email ycncc(at)


Fellowship Programs


Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

Bioversity International established the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources in sub-Saharan Africa  to honour the memory and celebrate the work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scientist from a university or national research institute in sub-Saharan Africa, with support from the CGIAR Research Program for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information, please visit:


IUFRO Awards

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Non-IUFRO Awards


2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Awarded!

The 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Drs Darius M. Adams, Joseph Buongiorno and Richard Haynes for their development of the original and groundbreaking forest economic models TAMM and PAPYRUS and its extension to the global forest products model GFPM.

Dr. Buongiorno also won the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award in 2005. Dr. Hayes coordinated former IUFRO Research Group 6.1.600 - Forest Sector Analysis.

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2023 will be presented by HM the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm in November this year.