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

Mission

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

Contact

Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.
Chair
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
USA

[email protected]
http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/people/Zalesny

Anneli Adler
Vice-Chair (Human Dimensions)
Swedish University of Agricutural Sciences
Department of Crop Production Ecology
Box 7043
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

[email protected]
https://internt.slu.se/en/cv-originals/anneli-adler/

Sharon Doty
Vice-Chair (Phytotechnologies)
University of Washington
College of the Environment
UW Box 352100
Seattle, Washington 98195
USA

[email protected] 
https://sites.uw.edu/sldoty/

Andrej Pilipović
Vice-Chair (Phytotechnologies)
University of Novi Sad
Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Antona Čehova 13
21000 Novi Sad, Vojvodina
Serbia

[email protected]
http://www.ilfe.org

Elizabeth R. Rogers
Vice-Chair (Ecosystem Services)
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
USA

[email protected]
https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/people/elizabeth.r.rogers

Ryan A. Vinhal
Vice-Chair (Outreach and Recruitment)
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
USA

[email protected]
http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/people/ryan.vinhal

Jan Weger
Vice-Chair (Agroforestry)
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening
Public Research Institute (VÚKOZ)
252 43 Pruhonice
Czech Republic

[email protected]
https://www.vukoz.cz/index.php/en/department-054/94-weger-jan?alias=weger-jan&catalias=157

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)
  • Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference (2-4 May 2022, Mills River, North Carolina, USA)
  • Eighth International Poplar Symposium (virtual) (4-6 October 2022, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • 16th International Phytotechnologies Conference (planned) (2023, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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