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Towards the Results of the XXV IUFRO World Congress

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V.S. Shalaev, V.K. Teplyakov

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The XXV World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) was held in Curitiba (Brazil) from September 25 to October 5, 2019. Representatives (2725 people) of forest academic, university and sector science, forestry business, and forestry governmental and non-governmental organizations from 96 countries attended the Congress and made over 2600 reports and presentations. For the first ever time this Congress was held in South America. The Congress motto “Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development” highlighted the broad subject of the Congress and showed the results of the five major directions of the IUFRO Strategy 2015–2019. The work of the Congress began with general events, including Tree Planting Ceremony, Congress Opening Ceremony, and Welcome Reception for all participants. Plenary Sessions, Technical Sessions, Thematic Discussions, Lectures and Presentations, and Poster Sessions were held according to the Official Program. Professional Excursions, namely Technical Tours and Thematic Exhibitions of products, technologies and services needed and available for the forest sector and forest research were provided. During the Congress, numerous IUFRO awards were delivered to the laureates, including the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, IUFRO Best Poster Award, as well as awards for students. Among the most important decisions of the XXV IUFRO World Congress are the following: Stockholm was selected as the next venue for the XXVI IUFRO World Congress in 2024; Dr. John Parrotta (USA) was elected President of IUFRO (2019– 2024); Professor Daniela Kleinschmit (Germany) and Professor Shirong Liu (China) were elected IUFRO Vice Presidents. The representative of our country Olga Shaitarova from the Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University named after S.M. Kirov became a member of the Board. Only eight participants from our country attended the Congress that confirms the insufficient level of financing of forest science in our country. Nevertheless, there is undoubtedly a significant prospect for the participation of Russian scientists in subsequent congresses and the activity within the IUFRO framework in general.


Valentin S. Shalaev, Doctor of Engineering, Prof.; ResearcherID: AAC-8697-2019, ORCID:
Victor K. Teplyakov, Candidate of Agriculture, Prof.; ORCID


Institute of System Forest Research, Mytishchi Branch of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 1-ya Institutskaya ul., 1, Mytishchi-5, Moscow Region, 141005, Russian Federation


IUFRO World Congress, forest sector science, forest community, technological innovations

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Shalaev V.S., Teplyakov V.K. Towards the Results of the XXV IUFRO World Congress. Lesnoy Zhurnal [Russian Forestry Journal], 2021, no. 4, pp. 190–198. DOI: 10.37482/0536-1036-2021-4-190-198


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