Working Party on Environmental and Ecosystem Services

Poplars grown for biomass production at "Obedska bara", a special nature reserve in Kupinovo, Serbia. Photo by Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, USA.

Willow stool beds in northern Germany providing source material for riparian restoration projects. Photo by Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, USA.

Poplars grown for phytoremediation at a landfill in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA. Photo by Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, USA.

Willows grown for phytoremediation in Syracuse, New York, USA. Photo by Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, USA.


The mission of IPC's Working Party on Environmental and Ecosystem Services is to support research, management, education, and outreach of Environmental and Ecosystem Services provided by poplars and other fast-growing trees to sustain people and the environment across the globe.

Primary Activities

Hold meetings as satellite meetings to other relevant conferences

  1. 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference (September 2017, Montreal, Canada)
  2. Woody Crops International Conference (July 2018, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA)
  3. 15th International Phytotechnologies Conference (October 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  4. Seventh International Poplar Symposium (October/November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  5. 16th International Phytotechnologies Conference (planned) (2021, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  6. Eighth International Poplar Symposium (planned) (2022, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Create science briefs on “green technologies” for distribution via the IPC website to stakeholders

  1. IPC WP5 sciences briefs are two-page summaries of published manuscripts and major reports, activities, etc. related to Environmental and Ecosystem Services
  2. If you would like your manuscript, report, etc. summarized into a science brief, please email Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, at: [email protected].

Increase use of the IPC newsletter to disseminate reports on Environmental and Ecosystem Services research conducted by WP5 members

  1. Poplar and Willow News, issue no 9, October 2018
  2. Poplar and Willow News, issue no 8, February 2018
  3. Poplar and Willow News, issue no 7, March 2017  


Ms Sharon Lafferty Doty
University of Washington
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
UW Box 352100
Seattle, Washington 98195
Tel: (+1-206) 6166255
E-mail : [email protected]

Mr. Andrej Pilipovic
Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Novi Sad
Antona Cehova 13
P.O. Box 117
21000 Novi Sad, Vojvodina
Tel: (+381-63) 458828
E-mail:  [email protected]

Mr Lou Litch
([email protected]) (

Technical Secretary
Mr Ron Zalesny
US Forest Service
Northern Research Station
5985 Highway K
Wisconsin, United States
Tel: (+1) 715-362-1132
Email: [email protected] 

Science Briefs

March 2019

Riparian Buffers in Agricultural Areas 

Phytoremediation in Your Own Neighborhood: A Guide for High School Students 

April 2019

Positive Water Linkages of Bioenergy and Phytotechnologies: Poplars and Willows 

Bridging the Gap Between Phytoremediation, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Forestry  

May 2019

Selecting Poplar Trees to Remediate Landfill Leachate 

June 2019

Long-term Phytoremediation Using Poplar: Ecosystem Services  

August 2019

Selection of Poplars and Willows for Phytoremediation of Nitrate 

October 2019

Poplars Grown on Artificially Contaminated Soils: Growth and Physiology  

December 2019

Hybrid Poplar and Russian Olive: Height Growth, Survival, and Phytoremediation on Saline Soils 

April 2021

Prioritizing landfill pollutants based on toxicity 

última actualización:  martes 13 de abril de 2021