9.01.02 - Communication and public relations



Communicating Forest Science

Editors: Cynthia L. Miner, Yasmeen Sands, Hugo Pierre
IUFRO Communications & Public Relations Working Party and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC).
Vienna, Austria. 2014, 185 p.

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Ewa Hermanowicz, Germany


Jennifer Hayes, United States

Sheila Mbiru, Kenya

Yasmeen Sands, United States

About Unit

The Working Party was established in 2011. It has the purpose of pursuing the practice and research of communications and public relations to facilitate science communication among IUFRO members.

Working Party objectives follow:

  • understand the effectiveness  and foster the communication efforts of IUFRO scientists including with one another, non-IUFRO scientists, policy makers, and the public.
  • understand social media and other communication advances in communicating about science to develop best practices for IUFRO members.
  • compare selected theory about the science-policy interface with practical experience gained by IUFRO in communicating about forest sciences
  • facilitate the promotion of IUFRO units including Divisions and Task Forces

State of Knowledge

Under construction.