Task Force members

Task Force Members

We were able to attract a high number of experts and leading scientists from the four main disciplines involved: (1) forest inventory, (2) remote sensing, (3) mortality mechanisms, and (4) modelling. Contributions of each task force member will become crucial as the task force evolves. We are well aware that, initially, we will rely mainly on the expertise and personal networks from members from discipline (1) and (2) but contributions from disciplines (3) and (4) will be essential, once mortality assessments are underway, for attribution of causes of mortality, for development of predictive tools and for forecasting of mortality trends under ongoing climate change.


NameInstitutionCountryIUFROAffiliation and/or
role in this TF
Allen, Craig D.       United States Geological Survey (USGS)U.S.A.External expertForest inventory
Anderson-Teixeira, KristinaSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteU.S.A.External expert; Regional coordinator North America of this TF; GeoForest representativeForest inventory
Arias Aguilar, DagobertoCosta Rica Institute of TechnologyCosta RicaExternal expert; Regional coordinator Central America of this TFForest inventory
Bastrup-Birk, AnnemarieEuropean Environment Agency (EEA)DenmarkWP 4.02.00, deputyForest inventory
Boehmer, H. JuergenUniversity of the South PacificFiji IslandsExternal expert; Regional coordinator South Pacific of this TFForest inventory
Bolte, AndreasThünen Institute of Forest EcosystemsGermanyWP 1.01.00; TF Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change, ChairForest inventory
Bussotti, FilippoUniversity of Firenze ItalyExternal expertForest inventory
Crowther, TomETH ZürichSwitzerlandExternal expert; PI of the GFBI networkForest inventory
Galvin, StephenUniversity of the South PacificFiji IslandsExternal expertForest inventory
Gourlet-Fleury, SylvieAgricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) FranceWP 1.02.02, deputyForest inventory
Hardy, GilesMurdoch UniversityAustraliaWP 7.02.09, coordinatorForest inventory
Hembert, RobertCanadian Forest Service (NRC)CanadaExternal expertForest inventory
Penuelas, JosepCentre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF)SpainExternal expertForest inventory
Sanders, TanjaThünen Institute of Forest EcosystemsGermany External expert; ICP Forests representativeForest inventory
Tatsuhara, SatoshiUniversity of TokyoJapanWP 4.02.02, coordinatorForest inventory
Veloso de Freitas, Joberto            Ministerio do meio Ambiente, Servico Florestal BrasileiroBrazilExternal expert, WP 1.02.02, coordinatorForest inventory
Vennetier, Michel          National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA)France External expertForest inventory
Coomes, DavidUniversity of Cambridge Great Britain External expert; GFBI representiativeRemote sensing
Hansen, Matt

University of MarylandU.S.A.External expertRemote sensing
Huang, Cho-ying National Taiwan UniversityChina-TaipeiExternal expertRemote sensing
Pesquer Mayos, Lluís  Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF)SpainExternal expertRemote sensing
Vaglio Laurin, GaiaUniversity of Tuscia ItalyExternal expertRemote sensing
Anderegg, William R.L.University of UtahU.S.A.External expertMechanisms
Breda, NathalieInstitut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)FranceExternal expertMechanisms
Delzon, SylvainInstitut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)FranceExternal expertMechanisms
Gebrekirstos, AsterWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)Kenya External expert; Regional coordinator AfricaMechanisms
Hartmann, Henrik Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI)GermanyExternal expertMechanisms
Klein, Tamir            Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsraelExternal expert; Regional coordinator Mediterranean area of this TFMechanisms
Macinnis-Ng, CateUniversity of AucklandNew ZealandExternal expertMechanisms
Martinez-Vilalta, JordiAutonomous University of BarcelonaSpainExternal expertMechanisms
Pollastrini, MartinaUniversity of FirenzeItalyExternal expertMechanisms
Ruehr, Nadine K.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)GermanyExternal expertMechanisms
Sass-Klaassen, UteWageningen UniversityNetherlandsTF Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global ChangeMechanisms
Schuldt, BernhardUniversity of GöttingenGermanyExternal expertMechanisms
Stokes, AlexiaAgricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)France WP 8.03.00, coordinatorMechanisms
Hengeveld, Geerten M.Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsExternal expertModeling
Hickler, ThomasSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGermany TF Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global ChangeModeling
Hülsmann, LisaUniversity of RegensburgGermanyExternal expertModeling
Kramer, KoenWageningen University and Research NetherlandsTF Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global ChangeModeling
Medlyn, BelindaUniversity of Western SydneyAustraliaExternal expertModeling
Pugh, TomUniversity of BirminghamGreat BritainExternal expertModeling
Reyer, Christopher            Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK)GermanyTF Climate Change and Forest Health, Module Leader E8Modeling
Seidl, RupertUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)Austria TF Climate Change and Forest HealthModeling

Sviderskaya, Irina
Siberian Federal University RussiaExternal expertModeling
Torres, Gabriel ArellanoSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteU.S.A.External expertModeling
Vaganov, EugeneSiberian Federal UniversityRussiaExternal expertModeling


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