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Scientific and Advisory Committee  


Andreas Bolte (Chair)

  • Coordinator of IUFRO Task Force "Forest Adaption and Restoration under Global Change"
  • Head of the Thünen-Institut of Forest Ecosystems, Eberswalde

Mersudin Avdibegovic

  • Chair of Forest Economics, Policy and Organisation
  • University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Forestry

Felipe Bravo

  • Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute
  • University of Valladolid - INIA
  • Member of the Board of Spanish Forest Science Society (SECF)

Leonor Calvo

  • University of Leòn – Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Paolo Cherubini

  • Swiss Federal Research Institute For Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research (WSL)

Donato Chiatante

  • Member of IUFRO Task Force "Forest Adaption and Restoration under Global Change"
  • University of Insubria
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Woodam Chung

  • Oregon State University – Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management

Lorenzo Ciccarese

  • Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

Catherine Collet

  • Forest-Wood Research Unit (LERFoB) - Centre INRA of Nancy

Jordi Cortina

  • University of Alicante
  • Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Inazio Martinez de Arano

  • European Forest Institute (EFI)
  • Head of Office of Mediterranean Regional Office (EFIMED)

Jalal El Oualidi

  • University Mohammed V - Chair of the Department of Botany and Plant Ecology
  • Responsible for the National Herbarium (RAB)

Derya Esen

  • Head of Department Duzce University
  • Forest Engineering

Ali Kavgaci

  • Southwest Anatolia Forest Research Institute

Abdelhamid Khaldi

  • National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF)
  • President of International Association of Mediterranean Forests

Orazio La Marca

  • University of Florence
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Veronica Loewe Munoz

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Instituto Forestal - INFOR

Palle Madsen

  • University of Copenhagen
  • Forest and Landscape College, IGN

Federico Maetzke

  • University of Palermo – Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Rachid Meddour

  • "Mouloud Mammeri" University of Tizi Ouzou - Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Roberto Mercurio

  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Antonio Montagnoli

  • Research Technician in Environmental and Applied Botany
  • University of Insubria-Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV)
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration

Susanna Nocentini

  • University of Florence - Department of Agricultural Food and Forestry Systems

Davide Matteo Pettenella

  • University of Padua - Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry

Gianluca Piovesan

  • University of Tuscia - DAFNE department

Kalliopi Radoglou

  • Democritus University of Thrace - Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

Alessandro Ragazzi

  • University of Florence
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Eduardo Rojas Briales

  • Politechnical University of Valencia, Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Former Head of the Forestry Department, FAO

Bartolomeo Schirone

  • University of Tuscia
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Consolata Siniscalco

  • University of Turin – Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
  • President of Italian Botanical Society (SBI)

John A. Stanturf

  • Coordinator of IUFRO RG1.06
  • Center for Forest Disturbance Science
  • US Forest Service Southern Research Station

Riziero Tiberi

  • University of Florence
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Organizing Committee  


Cristina Salmeri (Chair)

  • University of Palermo - Director of the Palermo Botanical Garden

Donato Chiatante

  • Member of IUFRO Task Force "Forest Adaption and Restoration under Global Change"
  • University of Insubria
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Lorenzo Ciccarese

  • Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

Gianniantonio Domina

  • University of Palermo - Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Orazio La Marca

  • University of Florence
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Roberto Mercurio

  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Antonio Montagnoli

  • Research Technician in Environmental and Applied Botany
  • University of Insubria-Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV)
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration

Leonardo Nocentini

  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Rodolfo Picchio

  • University of Tuscia
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Francesco Maria Raimondo

  • Past-President of Italian Botanical Society (SBI)
  • Former Professor of Botany at University of Palermo

Raoul Romano

  • Council for research and agriculture and the agrarian economy analisys (CREA)

Bartolomeo Schirone

  • University of Tuscia
  • Italian Society for Forest Restoration / Society For Ecological Restoration Europe

Consolata Siniscalco

  • University of Turin – Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
  • President of Italian Botanical Society (SBI)

Giovanni Spampinato

  • “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria
  • Working Group for Vegetation – Italian Botanical Society (SBI)

Giuseppe Venturella

  • University of Palermo - Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences