05 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

IUFRO World Congress: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research

The 2014 International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress will  highlight how forest science is helping address significant environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world.

Forests and trees provide a wide range of environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits to people in rural communities and urban centers worldwide. Their conservation and sustainable management are closely linked to globally important societal challenges related to environmental protection, sustainable economic development, food security, human health, water and energy resource provision, and climate change. The best available scientific knowledge is needed to effectively address these issues at multiple scales (locally, regionally and globally) and provide a strong basis for forest and forest landscape management practices and policy decisions.


The scientific program for the IUFRO 2014 World Congress will bring together scientists of all ages, from throughout the world, across the full range of forest-related disciplines, who are engaged in research, education and application of science-based knowledge to address these challenges and meet the changing needs of our increasingly globalized society.

IIASA participation

Further participation information

Several of IIASA's ESM Scientists will be attending the IUFRO World Congress and will be giving presentations.

Florian Kraxner will be organizing the sessions: International to Local Forest Governance: Taking Stock of Theories, Methodologies and Findings, parts I & II.

Florian Kraxner will also be organizing and chairing the session along with Sabine Fuss: Global and regional deployment of Biomass & CCS (BECCS): Reconciling top-down and bottom-up approaches and REDD+BECCS Nexus.

Florian Kraxner will be organizing and chairing the session: Addressing The Drivers Of Deforestation: Exploring Synergies Between REDD+ And Forest Policy.

Presentations and Poster Presentations
Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Forest Management for Wildlife Conservation
Anu KorosuoPresentation: Long-Term Effects Of Forest Management On Reindeer Grazing In Northern Sweden: A Scenario Analysis Approach
The Benefits of Introducing the Ecosystem Service Concept in Forest Management and Planning at Different Spatial Scales
Sabine FussPresentation: Spatial Modeling Of Ecological-Economic Tradeoffs: Bioenergy
Production And Biodiversity Conservation In The Alps
What Future for Tropical Silviculture
Stephan PietschPresentation: Past, Presence And Possible Futures Of The Western Congolian Lowland Rainforest (WCLRF)
Forests for People
International to Local Forest Governance: Taking Stock of Theories, Methodologies and Findings (I & II)
Florian Kraxner
Session organizer. Presentation: Forest Relevant Actions to the Three Rio Conventions
Forest And Climate Change
Addressing The Drivers Of Deforestation: Exploring Synergies Between REDD+ And Forest Policy.
Stephan Pietsch
Presentation: Carbon Offsetting By Small Holder Farmers In The Congo Basin: Economic And Policy Constraints
Forests, Fire and Climate Change Dynamics
Nikolay KhabarovPresentation: Forest Fires and Adaptation Options in Europe
Forest Management Options to Tackle Climate Change
Anatoly ShvidenkoPresentation: Future of Russian forests: a need of transformative adaptation?
Modeling and Simulation Systems
Nikolay KhabarovPresentation: REDD Options as a Risk Management Instrument under Policy Uncertainty and Market Volatility
Forests and Forest Production for a Greener Future
Contributions of Business and Marketing to a Greener Future
Florian KraxnerPresentation: Global Forest Management Certification – Future Development Potentials
Forest Biomass and Energy
Global and regional deployment of Biomass & CCS (BECCS): Reconciling top-down and bottom-up approaches and REDD+BECCS Nexus.
Florian Kraxner
Session organizer and chair, Presentation: Principles Of BECCS - Regional And National Case Studies – Assessing The Potentials
Sabine FussSession chair, Presentation: BECCS+REDD: Synergies Between Bioenergy-Based Climate Change
Dmitry SchepaschenkoPresentation: Towards a global biomass baseline map for the year 2000 to meet REDD+ policy requirements
Dmitry SchepaschenkoPresentation: Global forest map: exploring the synergy of remote sensing, crowd sourcing and statistics
Manahan Parlindungan SaragihPresentation: The Potential Of REDD+BECCS Nexus For Selected Provinces In Indonesia.
Poster Presentations
Anatoly ShvidenkoA system for assessing live biomass of Northern Eurasian forests: methodology, models, results, and uncertainties
Manahan Parlindungan SaragihDeveloping an integrated REDD+ policy package to effectively address deforestation in Indonesia.
Andrey KrasovskiiDiscount Options as a Financial Instrument Supporting REDD+
Michael ObersteinerAddressing The Drivers Of Deforestation: Exploring Synergies Between REDD+ And Forest Policy.
Stephan Pietsch, Carmen M. SchmidPoster presentation: AgriCarb: an option for rural development in Gabon
Stephan PietschPoster presentation: Characteristics, Structure, and Tree Species Diversity of a Tropical Exploitation Forest after 40 Years of Regeneration.


Program Schedule


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Ecosystems Services and Management

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