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Dr. Andrea Laschi
Department of agricultural, food and Forestry Systems, University of Florence, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145, Firenze, Italy
Interests: Forest operation planning applying the concept of sustainability, including forest road planning; Optimization of forest operations (to increase productivity reducing environmental impacts); Life Cycle Assessment applied to wood products, paying attention mainly to wood harvesting and wood transformation; Health and Safety of forest workers; Professional training of forest workers and forest fire fighters
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Dr. Anna Lintunen
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: tree ecophysiology; tree structure and function; tree hydraulics; drought stress; freezing stress; winter ecophysiology
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Prof. Dr. Sangjun Im
Department of Forest Sciences and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: forest engineering; forest hydrology; watershed management; ecological engineering
Prof. Dr. Naoto Kamata
Faculty and Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sceince, The University of Tokyo, Furano, Japan
Interests: forest entomology; population ecology; community ecology; long-term ecology studies
Dr. Paweł Horodecki
Institute of Dendrology Polish Academy of Sciences, Parkowa Str 5, 62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: forest ecology; forest regeneration; litter decomposition; forest conservation; land reclamation; biomass and carbon sequestration; nutrient cycling
Dr. Zoran Govedar
Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Interests: silviculture; forest management; forest planning; old-growth forest; uneven-aged forests; thinning response
Dr. Vlastimil Borůvka
Department of Wood Processing and Biomaterials, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: wood characterisation; wood structure and properties (mechanical testing, physical testing); wood modification; wood quality; wood-based materials (generally lignocellulosic materials, primarily wood-fiber boards - manufacturing process, development and properties); creep of wood and wood based materials; wood processing; recycling technologies; impact of silvicultural measures; wood (forest) sustainability
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Dr. Radu-Daniel Pintilii
Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, 1, Nicolae Bălcescu Avenue, 010041 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: evaluation of the economic impact of deforestation; evaluation of the ecologic impact of deforestation; evolution of the forest areas; valorization of wood mass; urban and rural planning; the impact of tourism on local development
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Dr. Evi Alizoti
Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: classical, molecular and genomics-assisted forest tree breeding; forest genetics; evaluation, conservation, utilization of forest genetic resources (FGR) and biodiversity; population, evolutionary and quantitative genetics; genetic monitoring of FGR, response and adaptation of FGR to climate change; high throughput phenotyping methods in tree breeding and protection of FGR; multivariate and bayesian analysis in forest genetics & breeding; tree phenology and climate change; fluctuating assymetry and allometry; discrepancies of reproductive fertility and climate change; breeding for wood chemicals (stilbenes), breeding for biomass production, breeding for abiotic and biotic stresses
Dr. Alain Hambuckers
Unit of Research SPHERES, Behavioural Biology, University of Liège, Quai Van Beneden 22, 4020 Liège, Belgium
Interests: seed dispersal; biodiversity; plant species modelling; plant-animal interactions; climate change effects
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Prof. Dr. Stelian Alexandru Borz
Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Şirul Beethoven 1, 500123, Brasov, Romania
Interests: time-and-motion studies; productivity; forest operations; mechanization; harvesting systems; optimization; sensors; automation artificial intelligence
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Dr. Miklós Bak
Institute of Wood Science, Simonyi Károly Faculty of Engineering, Wood Sciences and Applied Arts, University of Sopron, Sopron, Hungary
Interests: wood modification; wood protection; wood characterization; wood anatomy; wood properties; plantation grown timber; wood-water interactions; weathering; nanotechnology in wood science
Dr. Cristiano Vernesi
Forest Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles Unit, Research and Innovation Centre- Fondazione Edmund Mach, via E. Mach, 1-San Michele all'Adige 38010 (TN), Italy
Interests: forest population genetics/genomics; eDNA metabarcoding; aDNA; population genetics/genomics; conservation genetics; biodiversity policy
Dr. Barbara Piškur
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Department of Forest Protection, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: forest pathology; genetics; molecular diagnostics of fungi and insects; forest protection; forest mycology; management of quarantine pests and diseases for forests; pest risk analyses
Dr. Andres Susaeta
School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
Interests: forest management under uncertainty and risks forest optimization models; applied econometrics; climate change and forest-ecosystem services; and natural resource policy
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Dr. Katarina Adamcikova
Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Akademická 2, 94901 Nitra, Slovak Republic
Interests: phytopathology; mycology; fungal diseases of woody plants; ornamental and forest trees; biological control; diversity and distribution of pathogens; plant protection
Dr. Tomasz Oszako
Department of Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute in Sękocin Stary, Braci Leśnej 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: phytopathology; forest protection; environmental management microbial diversity in forest soil; plant pathology; mycology; applied microbiology; alien invasive species and climate change; specific genetic probes for pathogens detection and identification (qPCR)in environmental samples; biological control,bioremediation; integrated pest management
Dr. Diane Styers
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
Interests: LiDAR data analysis; object-based image analysis (OBIA); MODIS and Landsat phenology and other time series analysis; multi-sensor integration; forest ecology (structure and function); human ecology mapping; air pollution effects on forest ecosystems, and dendroecology
Dr. Sättar Ezzati
Département de génie Mécanique, Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, bureau #3310, 1065, avenue de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: operations research; biomass-to-bioenergy; value-creation network; forest logistics; forest planning; decision-support system
Dr. Parveen Chhetri
Department of Earth Science and Geography, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747, USA
Interests: climate change and vegetation response; dendrochronology; dendroclimatology; forest ecology; RS and GIS
Dr. Michael Gallagher
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Silas Little Experimental Forest, 501 Four Mile Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08064, USA
Interests: wildland fire; prescribed fire; remote sensing; fire behavior; fire effects; fire severity
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Dr. Lojka Bohdan
Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamycka 129, Praha 6, 165 21,Czech Republic
Interests: agroforestry; biodiversity; tree domestication
Prof. Dr. Michael Blazier
Hill Farm Research Station and School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, 11959 Highway 9, Homer, LA 71040, USA
Interests: soil nutrient cycling and ecophysiology of forest plantations; bottomland hardwood forests, and agroforests
Dr. Dinko Vusić
Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: timber harvesting systems; forest products; wood energy
Prof. Dr. Petri P. Kärenlampi
Faculty of Science, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 111, FIN-80100 Joensuu, Finland
Interests: wood and Fiber Science; materials science, continuum solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics, scaling analyses, thermodynamics, hygroscopicity Physics; extremal dynamics, replicator systems, symmetry groups, time-series statistics, phase transitions economics, management and finance; growth, capitalization, financial management, environmental policies
Dr. Elizabeth Guthrie Nichols
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Campus Box 8006, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8006, USA
Interests: bioenergy; short rotation woody crops; extreme storms; rhytoremediation; forest land treatment systems
Dr. Livia Zapponi
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources Department, Edmund Mach Foundation, S. Michele a/A (TN), Italy
Interests: saproxylic insects; invasive insect species; biological control; insect conservation; sustainable pest management; landscape ecology
Dr. Gabriel de Oliveira
Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Canada
Interests: vegetation dynamics; water and carbon balances; ecophysiological consequences of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems
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Dr. Donald L. Hagan
Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0331, USA
Interests: forest ecology; fire ecology; invasion ecology; forest soils
Prof. Dr. Diego Varga
Geography Department, University of Girona; Environmental Institute, Pl. Ferrrater Mora, 1, 17014 Girona, Spain
Interests: GIS Science; remote sensing; landscape ecology; ecosystem services; conservation planning
Dr. Milan Pernek
Division of Forest Protection and Game Management, Croatian Forest Research Institute, Cvjetno naselje 41, 10450, Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Interests: forest protection and forest entomology; arboriculture and urban forestry; bark beetles; insect pathogens and biological pest control; forest pest dynamics; pheromone traps for forest pest monitoring; multilevel interactions (bark beetle-foretic mites- hiperphoretic fungi); respond of pests and diseases to climate change; invasive pests and diseases
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Dr. Marko Kovač
Slovenian Forestry Institute, Vecna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: sustainable forest development; indicators for sustainable forest management; indicators for forest landscape and forest ecosystems biodiversity; developing good practices for sustainable forest and forest habitat types development; planning and managing forest resources and protected forest areas; forest planning and its theory; forest monitoring
Dr. Joaquin Duque Lazo
Agresta SCoop
Interests: forest decline; mediterranean oak woodlands; oak decline; forest modelling; mediterranean forest management; LiDAR; species distribution models; ecology; oak ecosystems
Dr. Peter Rauch
Institute of Production and Logistics, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Feistmantelstrasse 4, 1180 Vienna, Austria
Interests: logistics; process management; organisational design; forest industries; bioenergy; wood supply chain management; sustained raw material supply
Dr. Majasalmi Titta
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Department of build environment, Geoinformatics, Aalto University, 02150 Espoo, Finland.
Interests: boreal forest; forest inventory; forest canopy structure; leaf area index; remote sensing of vegetation; field measurements; ground validation of satellite based vegetation products; boreal forest phenology; vegetation spectral properties; forest cover mapping and classification; description of (boreal) forests in global land cover products
Dr. Roman Gebauer
Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 3, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: tree physiology; tree anatomy and morphology; abiotic stress; xylem anatomy and hydraulics; leaf structure
Dr. Marcin K. Dyderski
Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Parkowa 5, 62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: invasive tree species; invasion ecology; urban ecosystems; climate change; forest productivity; vegetation ecology; biodiversity conservation; forest management; functional traits
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Dr. Hyunjin An
Department of Forestry Policy Research, Korea Rural Economic Institute,Naju-si, Jeollanam-do 58321, Korea
Interests: quantitative analysis in forestry (dynamic optimization, real option theory, econometrics); climate change; forest policy under uncertainty
Dr. Dolores Agúndez

Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute, University of Valladolid & INIA, Spain
Interests: genetic conservation; food and environmental economics: environmental valuation and sustainable management of food natural resources (with special mention to agroforestry and Africa)
Dr. Heräjärvi Henrik
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Interests: bioeconomy; circular economy; solid wood products; timber construction; wood modification; wood science and technology
Dr. Rosario Garcia Gil
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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, SE-901-83, Sweden
Interests: forest breeding; genomic selection; trees local adaptation; genetics of wood formation; forest biodiversity; inbreeding/inbreeding depression
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Dr. Sahadev Sharma
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interests: forest ecology and management; mangrove ecology and physiology; mangrove carbon cycle; mangrove biogeochemical cycle; forest productivity
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Dr. Grant Kirker
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USDA-FS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA
Interests: wood biodeterioration; wood durability and preservation; heartwood extractives, termite fungal interactions
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Dr. Stjepan Mikac
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Department of Forest Ecology and Silviculture, University of Zagreb Forestry Faculty, Svetosimunska cesta 25, p. p. 422, 10002 Zagreb, CROATIA
Interests: forest ecology; silviculture; dendroecology; climate change
Dr. Michael Murray
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, #401 Victoria Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4K3, Canada
Interests: forest disturbance ecology; climate driven tree declines; high elevation conservation biology
Dr. Tomasz Krystofiak
Faculty of Wood Technology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznan, Poland
Interests: wood modification; gluing and finishing of wood and wood based materials; wood and wood based materials surface properties e.g. wettability
Dr. Ina Säumel
Head Research Group Multifunctional Landscapes, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Interests: multifunctionality as a strategy for healthy, biodiversity-friendly and sustainable productive urban and rural landscapes; innovation concepts for sustainable land management; planning instruments to strengthen health-related ecosystem services; nature-based solutions
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Dr. Javier GarciaPerez
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
Interests: forest biometrics; forest management; landscape ecology; spatial and temporal scaling; theoretical ecology and epidemiology; complex systems
Dr. Āris Jansons
Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava, Rigas Street 111, LV–2169 Salaspils, Latvia
Interests: forest adaptation; forest tree breeding; natural disturbances; carbon sequestration
Dr. Felicien Meunier
CAVElab - Computational & Applied Vegetation Ecology, Department of Environment, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: vegetation modelling;Belowground competition for water;Liana and tropical tree ecology and physiology;plant hydraulic traits and ecosystem resilience in drought conditions
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Dr. Guillermo Íñiguez-González
Timber Construction Research Group, School of Forest Engineering and Natural Environment, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madird, Spain
Interests: non-destructive evaluation of timber; tree biomechanics; physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood products; design, calculation, pathology and rehabilitation of timber structures
Dr. Paweł Tylek
Department of Forest Utilization, Engineering and Forest Techniques, Faculty of Forestry, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Kraków, Poland
Interests: physical characteristics of seeds; agrophysics; seed processing; mechanization of nursery works; construction and utilization of forest machinery; automation and robotization of production processes in forestry
Dr. Aureliu Hălălișan
Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Şirul Beethoven No. 1, 500123, Brasov, Romania
Interests: forest certification; standardisation; sustainability; corporate social responsibility; forest management; management of protected area; forest products; quality of forest products; wood quality
Dr. Rajan Parajuli
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: forest products market modeling; natural resource policy; economic impact and contribution analysis; timberland investment and valuation; non-industrial private forest landowners; development economics
Dr. Dudík Roman

Department of Forestry and Wood Economics Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamycka 129, 165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
Interests: bioeconomy in the forestry and wood-processing sector; market and trade with wood and wood products; support of use of wood and products made from wood; role and importance of sustainable chain of custody of forest-based products in bio-based industry
Dr. Cristiano Foderi
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems, University of Florence, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145, Firenze, Italy
Interests: environmental modeling in fire prone ecosystems; land change dynamics; wildfire behavior; forest fuels dynamics and treatments
Dr. Rajat Panwar
Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
Interests: bioeconomy; corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility; business management in the forest industry
Dr. Claudia Coleine
Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences (DEB), University of Tuscia, Largo dell'Università snc, Viterbo 01100, Italy
Interests: Antarctica; extremophiles; microbial communities; evolution; climate change
Dr. Emilio Badalamenti
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze 13 Ed.4, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: mediterranean forests; invasive species; forest ecology; Ailanthus; Quercus; silviculture; mycorrhizal symbiosis; old growth forests
Dr. Davor Kržišnik
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Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: decay; wood technology; discolouration; mould; service life; wood
Dr. Fernando Silla
Area of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Salamanca, Spain
Interests: forest dynamics; patterns of tree diversity; dendrochronology; climate change; carbon uptake and storage in forests; tree ecophysiology; conservation of biodiversity; fire ecology in forests
Dr. Johanne Pelletier
College of Agricultural and Life Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
Interests: land-use change; tropical deforestation; forest degradation; REDD+; forest conservation and use; livelihoods; climate change
Dr. Didzis Elferts
Department of Botany and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia, Jelgabvas iela 1, Riga, LV-1004, Latvia
Interests: dendroclimatology; dendrochronology; forest ecology; forest adaptation
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Dr. Florian Delerue
Bordeaux INP, G&E, EA 4592, F-33600 Pessac, France
Interests: modification of plant-plant interactions along stress gradients
Dr. Marco Landi
1. Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, I-56124, Pisa, Italy
2. CIRSEC, Centre for Climatic Change Impact, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, I-56124, Pisa, Italy
Interests: morpho-anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms through which Mediterranean tree species accommodate abiotic stress; photoprotective role of anthocyanins and flavonoids sensu lato in plants under environmental stress; stress-triggered inter-plant communication by airborne signals
Dr. Víctor Fernández-García
Area of Ecology, Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Universidad de León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: wildfire; forest; applied ecology
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Dr. Dalia Abbas
American University, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: forest operations; supply chain logistics; best management practices; economics; life cycle assessment and forest and operator health and safety
Dr. Alvaro Fuentealba
Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Laval University, 2405 rue de la Terrasse, Quebec City, Canada
Interests: insect ecology; forest entomology; pest management; insect-plant interactions; forest protection; ecology
Dr. Dagnija Lazdiņa
Latvian State Forest Research Institute SILAVA
Interests: forest regeneration; forest restoration; recultivation; afforestation; short rotation coppice and forestry; tree plantings out side forest lands; agroforestry; fertilization
Dr. Angela Prendin
Aarhus University
Interests: ecology; plant ecology; tree physiology; wood anatomy; dendroecology; dendroclimatology
Dr. Stefan G. Schreiber
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Interests: plant ecophysiology, ecological genetics and forest biology.
Prof. Arkadiusz Tomczak
Faculty of Forestry, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Interests: wood and bark characteristics; wood structure and properties; wood quality; wood defects; wood formation; wood (forest) sustainability; forest biomass; tree structure and function; tree allometry; dendroecology; forest disturbances
Prof. Bong-Kyu Byun
Department of Biological Science & Biotechnology, Hannam University, Yuseongdaero 1646, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34049, South Korea
Interests: forest entomology; insect diversity; insect taxonomy; Lepidoptera; DNA barcoding; invasive species; pollinators
Prof. Giuseppe Zimbalatti
Dipartimento di Agraria, Università "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria. Feo di Vito 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: forest mechanization; productivity; sustainability of forest operation; tree growth and wood quality; energy use of forest biomass; safety and health
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Prof. Gary R. Hodge

Director, Camcore, Dept. of Forestry & Enivronmental Resources Professor, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
Interests: quantitative genetics, tree breeding, hybrids, wood properties, NIR spectroscopy
Dr. Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi
Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany),Department of Geography, The University of Bamenda (Cameroon)
Interests: governance and institutions in forest and natural resource management, migration and land use change, livelihoods and natural resource dynamics, rural stabilization, climate change adaptation
Dr. Pavel A. Moiseev

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Laboratory of GIS technologies, Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences 8 Marta St., 202, Ekaterinburg, 620144, Russia
Interests: Climate-induced dynamics of forest-steppe and highland vegetation, tree-ring analysis, dendroecology
Dr. Rastislav Sulek
Department of Forest Economics and Management, Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia
Interests: forest legislation; property rights; forest ownership; markets in forestry; forestry services; management theory; outsourcing in forestry
Dr. Iñigo Lizarralde
Fora forest technologies, SLL, Oreste Camarca, 4 - 4B, 42004 Soria, Spain
Interests: forestry, forest modelling, LiDAR, forest inventory, remote sensing, forest management
Dr. Roberto Lai
University of Sassari,Piazza Università, 21, 07100 Sassari SS, Italy
Interests: soil respiration
Dr. Kateryna Davydenko
(1) Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Almas Allé 8, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
(2) Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry & Forest Melioration , 86 Pushkinska St., 61024 Kharkiv, Ukraine
Interests: forest pathology; forest health and forest protection; tree devastating insects and vectored microorganismsbiology and control of invasive tree pests and pathogens; pests and diseases in forest nurseries and afforestations
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Dr. Adrian Łukowski
Faculty of Forestry, University of Life Sciences, PL60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: plant-insect interactions; shrub species; silviculture; ecophysiology; forests and insects ecology; climate change and forestry; particulate matter pollution; game management; social dimensions of forest; invasive species and biological control
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Dr. Michał Filipiak
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Interests: nutrient cycling; food webs; trophic interactions; nutritional ecology; biogeochemistry; ecosystem ecology; ecological stoichiometry
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Dr. Josef Seják
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Usti nad Labem, Faculty of Environment, Dept. of Environment
Interests: Valuation of life supporting functions and services of ecosystems, monetary valuation of biotopes, landscape damages, efficiency of landscape restorations, importance of natural forests
Prof. Roberto Zanuttini
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) at the UNIVERSITY of TURIN, ITALY
Interests: Wood science and technology, wood-based panels, innovation in forest-wood chain and timber products
Dr. Leonia Nunes
Centre for Applied Ecology "Professor Baeta Neves", School of Agronomy, University of Lisbon, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisbon, Portugal.
Interests: mixed-species forests silviculture; forest management; ecology of mixed forests; forest monitoring; National Forest Inventory; forest biodiversity indicators; old-growth forests; conservation; natural resources management; ecosystem services
Prof. Michail Orfanoudakis
Forest soil Laboratory, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace
Interests: Forest soils, Mycorrhizal symbiosis, Gas soil emissions, Roots
Dr. Thomas Campagnaro
Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: habitat management; biological invasions; urban forestry; landscape ecology
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Dr. Duduman Mihai-Leonard
Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Forestry Faculty, Universitatii street 13, 720229, Suceava, Romania.
Interests: Forest protection; Forest entomology, Integrated Pest Management in Forestry; Integrate Management of Forest Resources (temperate forests); GIS tools used in forest protection.
Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed
Institute of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Soil sciences, University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria
Interests: Soil and Environment, Especially: Forest ecology and climate change, C & N dynamics in forest ecosystems (biomass, roots, soil and microbes) and other land-uses.
Dr. Janis Brizga
University of Latvia ,Raina Boulevard 19, Center District, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia
Interests: forest sustainability; environmental impact assessment; carbon footprint
Dr. Sergi Costafreda-Aumedes
University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: human-caused fires, fire; Forest Ecology
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Dr. Gabriel Duduman
Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Universitatii 13, Suceava, 720229, Romania
Interests: forest management planning; forest biodiversity; forest sustainability; close-to-nature-forestry; uneven-aged forestry
Dr. Marco Landi
1 Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, I-56124, Pisa, Italy
2 CIRSEC, Centre for Climatic Change Impact, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, I-56124, Pisa, Italy
Interests: anthocyanin; chemical ecology; nutraceutic; plant ecophysiology; secondary metabolism; wild edible species
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Dr. Michele Innangi
Department of Environmental, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: Ecological modelling; Environmental botany; Morphometrics; Mountain forests; Soil biological activity
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Dr. Guglielmo Gianni Lione
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Torino, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, I-10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: forest pathology; forest decline; theoretical plant pathology; infectious forest diseases; alien and invasive plant pathogens; mycology; climate and climate change effects on plant pathogens; ecology and epidemiology; host-pathogen-environment interactions; risk assessment; disease management; citizen science; statistics, biostatistics and data analysis; mathematical modelling and in silico simulations; R programming; algorithms and software design; GIS
Dr. Mitja Skudnik
1. Slovenian Forestry Institute, Večna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: forest inventory; forest biometrics; remote sensing; ecosystem monitoring and modelling; mensuration; growth models
Dr. Eugen Iordache
Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Şirul Beethoven No. 1, 500123, Brasov, Romania
Interests: engineering of forest roads and development of forest road networks; mechanization of forest operations; biomass and bioenergy; forest ecosystem services
Dr. Miloš Gejdoš
Technical University in Zvolen, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Harvesting, Logistics and Ameliorations - Associate professor. T. G. Masaryka 24, Zvolen, 960 01, Slovakia
Interests: Forest Harvesting Technologies, Forest Biomass, Risks in Biomass Storage, Short rotation coppices, Quality of raw-wood assortments, Qualitative features of wood, Market with wood, Prices development of raw-wood assortments, Forestry Ergonomics, Acoustics.
Dr. Magdalena Broda
1. Department of Wood Science and Thermal Techniques, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland;
2. BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, UK
Interests: wood structure and composition, wood characterisation, wood conservation and preservation, waterlogged archaeological wood, structure-function relations, wood decay, organosilicons in wood conservation
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Antonio García-Morote
Higher Technical School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering; Environment and Forest Resources Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario s/n, CP 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: biomass and productivity in coniferous forests and Juniper woodlands; C cycle; adaptive forest management; sustainable management; forest resilience and climate change; forest fires and regeneration; soil quality for sustainability of forest management; dendrochronology; energy crops: evaluation and yield tables
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Prof. Dr. Tomasz Jelonek
Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, ul. Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: forest science: wood science; wood biology; tree biomechanics; forest utilisation; wood quality; wood structure; ergonomics
Dr. Venceslas Goudiaby
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, QC G5L 3A1, Canada
Interests: climate change; carbon and water transfer across soil-plant-atmosphere interfaces; ecology; ecophysiology; environmental Science; forest science; modeling
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Dr. Vilém Jarský
Department of Forestry and Wood Economics, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha, Czech Republic
Interests: forest and environmental policy; policy analysis in forest-based sector; stakeholder analysis; forest ownership issue
Dr. Ciprian Manzu
Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Interests: Botany, Floristic studies, Biodiversity conservation, Plant and vegetation ecology, Natura 2000 habitats, Climate change, Glac
Dr. Marko Stojanović
Department of Xylogenesis and Biomass Allocation, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Bělidla 986/4a, 60300 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: coppice, oak forest management, dendroecology, tree ecophysiology, sap flow, tree growth, xylogenesis, stem radial variations
Dr. Beatriz Águeda
1) Föra forest technologies, Campus Duques de Soria, E-42004 Soria, Spain
2) EIFAB- iuFOR, Universidad de Valladolid, Campus Duques de Soria, E-42004 Soria, Spain
Interests: non-wood forest products; edible mycorrhizal mushrooms; ectomycorrhizae; remote sensing
Dr. jia Guo Ma
Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University,1340 Administration Ave, Fargo, ND 58105 United States
Interests: Plant Genetics and Breeding, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Cytogenetics
Dr. Arief Indrasumunar
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Hartley Teakle BLD, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Interests: plant-soil and microbe interactions; symbiotic nittogen fixation; nitrogen cycles; gene cloning and gene function analysis; abiotic stress screening
Dr. Sabrina Palanti
Istituto per la BioEconomia – Dipartimento di Scienze Bio Agroalimentari – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Area della Ricerca di Firenze – Via Madonna del Piano, 10 – 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
Interests: biodegradation and preservation of wood; natural durability; wood modification; natural substance as potential biocides against fungi and insects, termites, marine organisms
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Dr. Ana Maria Yáñez-Serrano
Center for Ecological Research and Forestry applications (CREAF), Edifici C, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: volatile organic compounds; forest-atmosphere interactions; atmospheric chemistry; forest gas emission; climate change; environmental stress
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Dr. Carolina Elena Girometta

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia , Via Sant’Epifanio 14, 27100, Pavia , Italy
Interests: Mycology, plant pathology, systematics & taxonomy, ecology, bioremediation, mushroom cultivation
Prof. Dr. Natalia Lukina
Director of Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997 Profsouznaya str., 84/32, Moscow, Russia
Interests: forest ecology; forest soils; forest biodiversity; forest ecosystem services; forest policy
Dr. Mária Höhn
Department of Botany, Institute of Horticultural Plant Biology, Szent István University, H-1118 Budapest, Menesi street 44, Hungary
Interests: diversity of plant populations; demography; adaptive variation in tree populations; phylogenetics and phylogeography
Dr. Jonay Neris
Department of Geography, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK
Interests: wildfires; hydrology; soil erosion; modeling; water contamination; risk mitigation; volcanic soils
Dr. Samuel F. Bartels
Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Interests: applied forest ecology; ecological silviculture; forest recovery dynamics; understory plant diversity; landscape disturbances
Dr. kumar Pradeep Sudheeran
Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Center, 68 HaMaccabim Road, P.O.B 15159, RishonLeZion-7505101, Israel
Interests: Plant Pathology, Plant Tissue Culture, Genetic Engineering, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Genomics and Proteomics, Plant Stress Physiology
Prof. Dr. Blaise Touzard
UMR CNRS 5805 EPOC, University of Bordeaux, Avenue des Facultés, 33405 Talence, France
Interests: plant community; stress; disturbance; biotic interactions; plant succession
Dr. Monika Kujawska
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Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Lodz, ul. Lindleya 3/5, 90-131 Lodz, Poland
Interests: environmental anthropology; ethnobotany; medicinal plants; wild edible plants; Atlantic Forest; western Amazonia
Dr. Raed Alkowni

Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Nablus, Palestine
Interests: PCR; Cell Culture; Gel Electrophoresis; DNA; Western Blot Analysis; DNA Extraction; Cloning; Electrophoresis; SDS-PAGE; Gene Expression; Protein Purification; Molecular Biology; RNA; DNA Sequencing; Sequencing; Genomics; Ecology; Proteins; RNA Extraction
Prof. Dr. Bogdan Popa
Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Şirul Beethoven No. 1, 500123 Brasov, Romania
Interests: forest economics, forest policy, forest ecosystem services, protected areas management, forest certification
Dr. Sang-Min Lee

Dapartment of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policy Research, Director of Center for Forest Policy Research, Korea Rural Economic Institute, 601, Bitgaram-ro, Naju-si, Jeollnam-do 58217, Korea
Interests: resource economics; wood
Prof. David Hladnik
Department of Forestry, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: forest inventory; remote sensing; landscape ecology; forest structure; urban forestry
Dr. Viktor Papp
Department of Botany, Institute of Horticultural Plant Biology, Szent István University, Ménesi Street 44, H-1118 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: polypores; wood-inhabiting fungi; old-growth forest fungi; systematics and taxonomy; molecular phylogeny
Dr. Nam V. Hoang
School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: plant genomics; plant genetics and breeding; plant developmental biology
Dr. Carles Barriocanal
Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: global change; climate change; phenology; conservation; protected areas; biodiversity
Dr. Miguel Portillo-Estrada
PLECO (Plants and Ecosystems), Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Interests: volatile organic compound emission; proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS); proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS); plant abiotic stress; plant biotic stress; gas-exchange chamber; photosynthesis
Dr. Peter Edwards
Landscape, Policy and Governance team, Manaaki Wheuna - Landcare Research, Level 6, 17-21 Whitmore Street, PO Box 10345, The Terrace, Wellington 6043, New Zealand
Interests: forest policy and governance; forest bioeconomy; public perceptions; social licence to operate; afforestation programmes; forests and climate change
Dr. Alicja Kicińska
Depatment of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Geology, Geophysisc and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
Interests: ecological and environmental risk assessment; environmental geochemistry; geochemistry of trace elements; environmental pollution
Dr. Anatoliy A. Khapugin
1. Laboratory of plant ecophysiology and experimental phytoecology of the Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Volodarskogo Street, 6, Tyumen, Tyumen region, 625003, Russia
2. Senior Researcher of the Joint Directorate of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve and National Park “Smolny” (Scientific Department), Krasnaya Street, 30, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Saransk 430005, Russia
Interests: plant diversity; threatened plants; invasive alien plants; IUCN Red List; biodiversity & conservation; plant conservation
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