Several researchers from IIASA will be attending this year's world congress by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).


The 26th IUFRO World Congress is one of the largest global forest-related events with more than 3,000 participants, including representatives from academia, governments, industry, NGOs and civil society, from all world regions. IIASA Director General John Schellnhuber along with colleagues from the Integrated Biosphere Futures and Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Groups will represent IIASA at this interdisciplinary event.

Tuesday, 25 June

08:30 - 08:45 (CEST): T2.11 Forest-based sector in sustainability transformation: opportunities and sectoral impacts
Impact of raising protection targets on the future EU forest-based bio-economy
Speakers: Fulvio Di Fulvio, Pekka Lauri

08:40 - 08:50 (CEST): T1.7 Collaborating for boreal forests futures
Northern Eurasian forests in the face of global change
Speakers: Anatoly Shvidenko

10:00 - 10:10 (CEST): T1.7 Collaborating for boreal forests futures
Land-based Negative Emissions in the Boreal – Potentials and Challenges of Multi-Purpose Afforestation
Speakers: Florian Kraxner (also session moderator)

10:06 - 10:18 (CEST): T5.8 Developments in complex remote sensing-assisted forest surveys to support monitoring and assessment of forest ecosystems
Global forest management intensity data set
Speakers: Dmitry Schepaschenko

13:30 - 14:15 (CEST): Poster session 1 - T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Moderators: Florian KraxnerAndrey Krasovskiy

16:00 - 18:00 (CEST): T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Moderators: Florian KraxnerAndrey Krasovskiy

16:10 - 16:20 (CEST): T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Modeling risks of climate-driven wildfires in protective forests in mountain areas: the FLAM approach
Speakers: Andrey Krasovskiy

16:20 - 16:30 (CEST): T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Fueled by Data – impacts of data type on wildfire modeling outputs
Speakers: Shelby Corning

17:10 - 17:20 (CEST): T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Hybrid Forest Fire Prediction Modeling by Transferring Human Domain Knowledge into Artificial Intelligence
Speakers: Hyun-Woo Jo

Thursday, 27 June

17:40 - 17:50 (CEST): T5.22 Modeling forest trajectories under climate stress and changing management
Implications of climate change, CO2 fertilization and disturbance impacts on GHG emission projections in the large-scale forest model G4M
Speakers: Mykola Gusti

12:30 - 13:15 (CEST): Poster session 2 - T1.11 Forest Fires in Mountain Regions
Moderators: Andrey Krasovskiy, Shelby Corning

Friday, 28 June 28

10:00 - 10:15 (CEST): T1.27 Response of forest ecosystems to global change: Learning from experimental manipulations and natural gradient studies
How to predict the interacting effects of climate, water, and soil nutrient availability on forest productivity
Speaker: Oskar Franklin

15:18 - 15:30 (CEST): S4.4 Socio-ecological conflicts in forest management: risks of (not) adapting?
Coping with disturbance impacts in European forests: implications for forest multifunctionality and adaptive strategies
Speaker: Andrey Lessa Derci Augustynczik

12:55 - 13:00 (CEST): Poster session 8 - Forest management (Pot-8)
Representation of peatlands in G4M-X model
Speakers: Mahdi (Andre) Nakhavali

Saturday, 29 June

10:45 - 12:15 (CEST): Plenary Session and Awards
Forest Transformation 4 Climate Restoration
Speakers: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

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