International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment
Willow stool beds providing source material for riparian restoration projects, Germany. ©Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service

Working Party on Environmental and Ecosystem Services


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. 

Working Party Officers


Sharon Doty, Chair
University of Washington, College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
UW Box 352100
Seattle, Washington 98195 USA

[email protected]
Tel: (+1-206) 6166255

Andrej Pilipović, Co-Vice Chair
Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Novi Sad
Antona Cehova 13
PO Box 117
21000 Novi Sad, Vojvodina

[email protected]
Tel: (+381-63) 458828

Lou Licht, Co-Vice Chair
North Liberty, Iowa, USA

[email protected]

Ron Zalesny Jr., Technical Secretary
US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA

[email protected]
Tel: (+1) 715-362-1132

Primary activities

1. Hold meetings as satellite meetings to other relevant conferences. 

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

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

IPC WP5 sciences briefs are two-page summaries of published manuscripts and major reports, activities, etc. related to environmental and ecosystem services.

If you would like your manuscript, report, etc. summarized into a science brief, please email Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, at: [email protected].

3. Increase use of the IPC newsletter to disseminate reports on environmental and ecosystem services research conducted by WP5 members