Honours and Awards

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Letter from the IUFRO President:

Invitation to nominate candidates for IUFRO Awards to be given at the IUFRO World Congress 2024 in Stockholm, Sweden

The deadline for the nominations has passed already (25 May 2023). Nominators/nominees will be notified about the results in October 2023.

Hear more from Elena Paoletti, Chair of the Honours and Awards Committee

Listen to Sarah Burns and find out what it means to win an IUFRO award

Learn from former awardees how the award impacted their future studies, career and research:
Katharina Albrich: https://youtu.be/jmfyF6vbc08
Andrea Vásquez Fernández: https://youtu.be/BqN5HQZ-dCg
René Zamora: https://youtu.be/XZxhaKtoVJM

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 honours and awards listed below. In the selection of the awardees IUFRO strives to reflect the equity, diversity, and inclusion of its broad membership across more than 115 member countries and about 630 member organizations.

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 XXVI IUFRO World Congress, to be held on 23-26 June 2024 in Stockholm, Sweden, will be an opportunity to honor outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO 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...