Topical Advisory Panel

Topical Advisory Panel Members (151)

Prof. Dr. Andrea Laschi
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (SAAF), University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, ed. 4, 90128 Palermo PA, Italy
Interests: forest operation planning; forest road planning; optimization of forest operations; environmental impacts related to forest operations; health and safety of forest workers
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Dr. Anna Lintunen
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Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: tree ecophysiology; tree structure and function; tree hydraulics; drought stress; freezing stress; winter ecophysiology
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Prof. Dr. Sangjun Im
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Department of Forest Sciences and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: forest engineering; forest hydrology; watershed management; ecological engineering
Prof. Dr. Naoto Kamata
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Faculty and Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sceince, The University of Tokyo, Furano 113-8654, Japan
Interests: forest entomology; population ecology; community ecology; long-term ecology studies
Dr. Paweł Horodecki
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Institute of Dendrology Polish Academy of Sciences, Parkowa Str 5, 62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: forest ecology; forest regeneration; litter decomposition; forest conservation; land reclamation; biomass and carbon sequestration; nutrient cycling
Dr. Zoran Govedar
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Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Interests: silviculture; forest management; forest planning; old-growth forest; uneven-aged forests; thinning response
Dr. Vlastimil Borůvka
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Department of Forest Protection, Slovenian Forestry Institute, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: wood characterisation; wood structure and properties (mechanical testing, physical testing); wood modification; wood quality; wood-based materials (generally lignocellulosic materials, primarily wood-fiber boards - manufacturing process, development and properties); creep of wood and wood based materials; wood processing; recycling technologies; impact of silvicultural measures; wood (forest) sustainability
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Dr. Radu-Daniel Pintilii
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Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, 1, Nicolae Bălcescu Avenue, 010041 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: evaluation of the economic impact of deforestation; evaluation of the ecologic impact of deforestation; evolution of the forest areas; valorization of wood mass; urban and rural planning; the impact of tourism on local development
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Dr. Evi Alizoti
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Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: forest genetics; classical–molecular and genomics-assisted tree improvement; conservation and utilization of forest genetic resources (FGR); response and adaptation of FGR to climate change; genetic monitoring
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Dr. Alain Hambuckers
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Unit of Research SPHERES, Behavioural Biology, University of Liège, Quai Van Beneden 22, 4020 Liège, Belgium
Interests: seed dispersal; biodiversity; plant species modelling; plant-animal interactions; climate change effects
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Prof. Dr. Stelian Alexandru Borz
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Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Şirul Beethoven 1, Brasov 500123, Romania
Interests: wood and biomass supply chain optimization; sensor technology; transport optimization; forest planning
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Dr. Miklós Bak
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Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute, University of Valladolid & INIA, Avda. Madrid 44, 34071 Palencia, Spain
Interests: wood modification; wood protection; wood characterization; wood anatomy; wood properties; plantation grown timber; wood-water interactions; weathering; nanotechnology in wood science
Dr. Cristiano Vernesi
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Forest Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles Unit, Research and Innovation Centre- Fondazione Edmund Mach, via E. Mach, 1-San Michele all'Adige 38010 (TN), Italy
Interests: forest population genetics/genomics; eDNA metabarcoding; aDNA; population genetics/genomics; conservation genetics; biodiversity policy
Dr. Barbara Piškur
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Institute of Wood Science, Simonyi Károly Faculty of Engineering, Wood Sciences and Applied Arts, University of Sopron, H-9400 Sopron, Hungary
Interests: forest pathology; genetics; molecular diagnostics of fungi and insects; forest protection; forest mycology; management of quarantine pests and diseases for forests; pest risk analyses
Dr. Andres Susaeta
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School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
Interests: forest management under uncertainty and risks forest optimization models; applied econometrics; climate change and forest-ecosystem services; and natural resource policy
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Dr. Katarina Adamcikova
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Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Akademická 2, 94901 Nitra, Slovak Republic
Interests: phytopathology; mycology; fungal diseases of woody plants; ornamental and forest trees; biological control; diversity and distribution of pathogens; plant protection
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Oszako
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Department of Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute in Sękocin Stary, Braci Leśnej 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: forest protection; plant pathology; oomycetes; biodiversity; e-nose; BCA; IPM; VOC; GC-MS; phosphites; phosphogipsum; silicon
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Dr. Diane Styers
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Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
Interests: LiDAR data analysis; object-based image analysis (OBIA); MODIS and Landsat phenology and other time series analysis; multi-sensor integration; forest ecology (structure and function); human ecology mapping; air pollution effects on forest ecosystems, and dendroecology
Dr. Sättar Ezzati
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University, Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: operations research; biomass-to-bioenergy; value-creation network; forest logistics; forest planning; decision-support system
Dr. Parveen Chhetri
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Department of Earth Science and Geography, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747, USA
Interests: climate change and vegetation response; dendrochronology; dendroclimatology; forest ecology; RS and GIS
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