IUFRO is the Global Network for Forest Science Cooperation and unites around 630 member organizations and hundreds of individual researchers in over 115 countries.

Membership of IUFRO is open to any institution and any individual concerned with the promotion, support or conduct of research related to forests, forest management and forest products.

The benefits of IUFRO membership are:

Unique networking opportunities
Make global connections, discuss and share research studies and projects, and cooperate with scientists from your field of expertise and other disciplines. Participate in a wide range of collaborative activities covering all main areas of core and interdisciplinary research related to forests and trees.

International, regional and national representation
Take advantage of IUFRO's representation in international fora such as the United Nations Forum on Forests and the United Nations Climate Change and Biodiversity Conventions, for example, and benefit from IUFRO's close cooperation with other scientific fields and groups of civil society. Present your scientific work to policy and decision makers.

Eligibility to place news items in IUFRO media
Make your organization and its achievements visible on the IUFRO website and spread the word on meetings, vacancies or publications via the newsletter, the online calendar of meetings and notice board, the mailing lists, the RSS Feeds and the newly launched IUFRO Spotlights.

IUFRO publications – Keeping your cutting edge
Enjoy timely information on latest IUFRO activities, publications and events in forest research. Receive ten electronic newsletter issues a year free of charge and read scientific summaries, meeting reports and announcements first hand. Get annual reports, congress proceedings, training materials and brochures from the IUFRO Secretariat. Share information through IUFRO's extensive mailing lists.

Unrestricted access to the IUFRO webpages
Benefit from unlimited access via membership login to IUFRO's on-line databases including all pertinent contact details, IUFRO's publications, literature and proceedings archive, and much more.

Eligibility to IUFRO awards
As member you are eligible to receive scientific awards and awards in recognition of services to IUFRO.

Opportunity to take a leading role within IUFRO
Contribute to shaping IUFRO's forest research agenda as a coordinator of a research unit, a member of the Board or even as your country's International Council representative.

Support for Development of Capacities
IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC) enables members in economically disadvantaged countries to obtain support for IUFRO event participation and scientific visits. Capacity development is also supported through training and thematic networking opportunities.

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