About the conference

Last changed: 12 November 2019
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Here you will find more information about the speakers, practical arrangements, organizers, partners and scientific conference committee.


The conference is held at Research Centre CEASAR. For information on how to get to the venue, see here.


Hotel contingents will be reserved in the City of Bonn. More information will be provided upon your registration.

Keynote speakers

Jette Bredahl Jacobsen – Professor in environmental and resource economics, and deputy head of department at Copenhagen University

Natalia Lukina - Professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences Moskau

Christian Messier – Professor of forest ecology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Robert Nasi – Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Eeva Primmer - Research Director at SYKE (Finnish Environment Institute) and Adjunct Professor at University of Helsinki

Klaus Puettmann – Professor in silviculture alternatives at the Oregon State University

Ulrich Schraml - Director of the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg (FVA) and Associate Professor at the University of Freiburg

Antoni Trasobares – Director of the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalunya (CTFC)


The conference is organized by INFORMAR and POLYFORES, with support from ConFoBi,  Swiss Forest LaboFORESTSincere and ForBioeconomy. 

Several international organizations are cooperating for the setting up of the event: EFISLUUniversity of FreiburgBOKUCTFCNMBUCEPFCIFORWSLKU LeuvenUniversity Padova-TESAFINRA-Nancy, IUFRO and NFZ.forest


Conference Scientific Committee

Jürgen Bauhus

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (ALU-FR)


Erwin Dreyer                         

Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA, Nancy)


Marcus Lindner                     

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Metodi Sotirov                       

Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, Hamburg


Bart Muys                              

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)


Davide Pettenella                  

University of Padova (UNPD) - TESAF Department


Helga Pülzl         

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)


Irina Prokofieva                   

Forest Sciences Centre of Catalunya (CTFC)


Andreas Riglin            

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, Landscape Research (WSL)


Camilla Widmark                      

Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU)


Georg Winkel                            

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Sven Wunder                          

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Conference organization committee 


Silvia Abruscato                     

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Christiane Düring                  

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Bettina Joa

European Forest Institute (EFI)


Camilla Widmark

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) & ForBioeconomy.


Georg Winkel                         

European Forest Institute (EFI)


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