XXV International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress – Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the XXV IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019, is open.

Abstracts may address any aspect of forest research, but preference will be given to abstracts addressing one of the Congress technical sessions. Abstracts not associated with a technical session may be assigned to a general poster session. 
In order to submit your abstract, please take the following steps, detailed at http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/:

Authors are limited to a maximum of two abstracts as presenting author. All abstracts will be reviewed for scientific rigour and relevance to Congress themes, and may be assigned to oral or poster presentations. The Congress will feature digital as well as static poster displays to ensure high visibility for poster presentations. 

Abstracts will be accepted until 31 December 2018, but authors are encouraged to submit abstracts as early as possible. Authors will be advised if their presentation is accepted by 28 February 2019. Early advice of abstract acceptance is possible if requested (e.g., for funding applications), but the presentation mode will not be confirmed until the end of February.

XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019
“Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development”
Curitiba, Brazil; 29 September – 5 October 2019
Congress website: http://www.iufro2019.com/



 About the Congress

In 2019, for the first time Latin America will host a World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations). This event will take place in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, from September 29 to October 5, and will be organized and coordinated by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) and EMBRAPA. Approximately three thousand participants are expected at the event, which will discuss various aspects related to forest research.

The Congress will be a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge on technological innovations, as well as to stay up to date on the latest research findings and trends for the future of forestry and forest research in all areas of the world.

It will also represent a major meeting place for researchers, teachers, students, and professionals in the forestry sector worldwide to come together.


  • Plenary sessions, with distinguished speakers
  • Technical sessions, with thematic discussions, lectures, and presentations
  • Poster sessions, publicizing research carried out around the world
  • Technical tours involving visits to a variety of places of interest for forestry and agroforestry
  • Social events
  • Events in the city, bringing together the participants and the city in forest-themed activities
  • Thematic exhibits featuring products, technologies, and services available to the forestry sector and to forestry/agroforestry research
  • Opportunities for scientists from developing countries to participate in courses before and after the congress


The International Union of Forest Research Organizations – IUFRO, is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory institution established in 1892. It is the global network for forest science cooperation that unites, on a voluntary basis, more than 15,000 scientists in nearly 600 Member Organizations from more than 126 countries.

IUFRO is also part of the CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests), a group formed within the framework of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which brings together 14 international organizations, institutions and convention secretariats around the global forest agenda.

As an opportunity for technical discussions and knowledge sharing, IUFRO holds more than 70 technical-scientific meetings per year, regional congresses and, every five years, the world congress, which is its main event. The first IUFRO World Congress took place in Vienna, Austria in 1893, and the twenty-fourth and last, in Salt Lake City, USA, in 2014. These congresses are interdisciplinary, integrating scientific content and bringing together scientists, students, forestry companies, decision makers and other actors. In these occasions several opportunities are created for discussions related to research priority areas, forest policy and management.

To learn more about IUFRO visit www.iufro.org.


IUFRO’s mission is to promote research, knowledge sharing, and development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people around the world.

How to become a member

Any academic, governmental, non-governmental or commercial institution and any person involved in the promotion, support or conduction of research related to forests, forest management and forest products may join IUFRO.

If you want to know more how to become a member, visit: http://www.iufro.org/membership/fees/

The registration form is available at: http://www.iufro.org/nc/membership/application/




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