24 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Rovaniemi, Finland

IBFRA 2015

The 17th IBFRA Conference - Towards a New Era of Forest Science in Boreal Region

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The International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) was formed in 1991 with the mission to "promote and co-ordinate research to increase the understanding of the role of the circumpolar boreal forest in the global environment and the effects of environmental change upon that role,"

The 17th IBFRA Conference will be held from May 24 to 29, 2015, in Rovaniemi, Finland. The theme for the Conference is: Towards a New Era of Forest Science in Boreal Region, which includes following topics: 

  • Sustainable forest management in an era of global change
  • Bioeconomy – switch from fossils to biobased economy
  • Managing and valuing ecosystem services for human well-being
  • Big-data use and value in the forest sector
  • Flow of information from scientist to policy makers and wider public

IIASA Participation

Full program schedule

Several of IIASA's ESM scientists will be attending and giving presentations at the IBFRA 2015 conference. Florian Kraxner will be chairing the Sighting the Future Forests session.

The book entitled "The Future Use of Nordic Forests - a Global Perspective" by E. Westholm, K. Beland Lindahl, F. Kraxner (Eds.) will be launched after Monday's session. Further information on the book can be found here.

Presentation abstracts


Mitigation of Climate Change
Sabine FussNegative emissions from boreal forests - BECCS potentials and economic implications
Sustainable Forest Management
Anatoly ShvidenkoTransition to sustainable forest management in Russia: Challenges and risks
Changes in the ecosystems and processes
Dmitry SchepaschenkoReanalysis of live biomass of Russian forests
Sighting the future of forests
Nicklas ForsellGlobal harvesting of wood under different socio-economic and climate mitigation scenarios
Eva-Maria NordstroemImpacts of global climate scenarios on forest management and harvesting in Sweden
Ecosystem Services
Florian Kraxner Forest management certification - application of a new tool for certification mapping to the boreal forest

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Florian Kraxner

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

IBFRA 2015

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