International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment
Forty-ninth IPC Executive Committee Meeting, July 18, 2018 ©FAO/Roberto Cenciarelli

Executive Committee Members 2016–2020


Elected members



Martin Weih, Chairperson


Barb Thomas, Vice-Chairperson


Esteban Borodowski

Presidente, Comisión Nacional del Álamo
Director, Dirección de Producción Forestal

Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Nación
Av. Paseo Colón 982 Anexo Jardín of. 102, CP 1063, Buenos Aires

Tel: +54-11-4363-6175
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]


Joris Van Acker

Laboratory of Wood Technology
Ghent University
Coupure Links 653
B-9000 Ghent

Tel: (32-9)2646233
E-mail: [email protected]


Barb Thomas
Professor, University of Alberta

NSERC/Industry Research Chair in Tree Improvement
442 Earth Sciences Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

Tel: (1-780) 492-8016
E-mail: [email protected]


Francisco Zamudio

Genetics & Statistics
Centro Tecnológico del Alamo (Poplar Technology Center)
Universidad de Talca
2 Norte 685, Talca

E-mail: [email protected]


Catherine Bastien

Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
Unité d’amélioration génétique et physiologie des arbres forestiers
2163 avenue de la Pomme de Pin
CS40001 Ardon
F45075 Orléans Cedex

Tel: (33-2) 38417829
Fax: (33-2) 38417879
E-mail: [email protected]


Georg Von Wuehlisch

Thȕnen Institute of Forest Genetics
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Sieker Landstrasse 2
22927 Grosshansdorf


Mirko Lieseback

Thűnen Institute of Forest Genetics
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Sieker Landstrasse 2
22927 Grosshansdorf

Tel: (49-4102) 696156
E-mail: [email protected]


Dinesh Kumar

Forest Research Institute
Silviculture Division
P.O. New Forest
Dehradun  248006

Tel: (91-94111) 73576 or (91-135) 2224610
E-mail: [email protected]


Giuseppe Nervo

CREA, Unità di Ricerca per le Produzioni Legnose Fuori Foreste
Strada Frassineto 35
15033 Casale Monferrato (AL)

Tel: (39-0142) 330900
E-mail: [email protected]

New Zealand

Ian McIvor

Plant and Food Research
Private Bag 11600
Palmerston North 4442

Tel: (64-6) 9537673
E-mail: [email protected]


Martin Heinrich Weih

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Department of Crop Production Ecology
P.O. Box 7043
SE-750 07 Uppsala

Tel: (+46-18) 672543
E-mail: [email protected]

United States of America

Emile S. Gardiner

Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research
Southern Research Station
USDA Forest Service
P.O. Box 227
Stoneville, Mississippi 38776

Tel:  +1 662-336-4820
E-mail: [email protected]

Co-opted Members

Stefano Bisoffi

Poplars and willows expert

E-mail: [email protected]

Jim Carle

Forestry Management Consultant

JB Carle & Associates
3 May Street, PO Box 5254, Mount Mauganui 3116, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Tel: (+64-7) 5749446
Mobile: (+64-21) 2054024
E-mail: [email protected]

Judson G. Isebrands

Environmental Forestry Consultants, LLC
P.O. Box 54
New London, Wisconsin 54961

Tel: +1-715-490-4817
E-mail: [email protected]

Meng-Zhu Lu

Professor, Research Institute of Forestry
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Wan Shou Shan
Beijing 100091

Tel: (86-10) 62889606
Fax: (86-10) 62872015
E-mail: [email protected]