Who is Who

IUFRO Structure and Officeholders


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Senior Officeholders

  • President: John Parrotta, USA  -  Biosketch
  • Vice-President responsible for Divisions: Daniela Kleinschmit, Germany - Biosketch
  • Vice-President responsible for Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives: Shirong Liu, China - Biosketch
  • Immediate Past President: Mike W. Wingfield, South Africa  -  Biosketch
  • Executive Director: Alexander Buck, Austria  -  Biosketch

Division Coordinators

  • Division 1: Jens Peter Skovsgaard, Sweden
  • Division 2: Santiago C. González-Martínez, France
  • Division 3: Woodam Chung, United States
  • Division 4: Donald Hodges, United States
  • Division 5: Pekka Saranpää, Finland
  • Division 6: Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Canada
  • Division 7: Eckehard Brockerhoff, Switzerland
  • Division 8: Sandra Luque, France
  • Division 9: Mónica Gabay, Argentina

President's Nominees

  • Erich Gomes Schaitza, Brazil
  • Hubert Hasenauer, Austria
  • Elena Paoletti, Italy
  • Olga Shaytarova, Russian Federation
  • Kugbo Shim, Republic of Korea
  • Wubalem Tadesse Wondifra, Ethiopia
  • Xiao Wenfa, China

Task Force Coordinators

  • Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education - Sandra Rodríguez-Pineros, Mexico, and Khalil Walji, Germany
  • Monitoring Global Tree Mortality Patterns and Trends - Henrik Hartmann, Germany
  • Fire$: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity - François Nicoloas Robinne, Canada
  • Gender Equality in Forestry - Gun Lidestav, Sweden
  • Strengthening Mediterranean Nursery Systems for Forest Reproductive Material Procurement to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change - Fulvio Ducci, Italy
  • Unlocking the Bioeconmy and Non-Timber Forest Products - James Chamberlain, United States
  • Resilient Planted Forests Serving Society & Bioeconomy - Christophe Orazio, France
  • Forests and Water Interactions in a Changing Environment - Xiaohua (Adam) Wei, Canada
  • Transforming Forest Landscapes for Futures Climates and Human Well-Being - Andreas Bolte, Germany

Special Programmes and Projects Coordinators

  • Special Programme for Development of Capacities: Michael Kleine, Austria
  • SilvaVoc Terminology Project: Renate Prüller, Austria
  • Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment: Pia Katila, Finland
  • Directors' Forum: Peter Mayer, Austria

Global Forest Information Service - GFIS (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Eero Mikkola, Finland

Global Forest Expert Panels - GFEP (IUFRO-led CPF initiative)

  • Coordinator: Christoph Wildburger, Austria