Commission internationale du peuplier et autres arbres à croissance rapide utiles aux personnes et à l'environnement


Elected members



Martin Weih, Chairperson

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


Barb Thomas, Vice-Chairperson

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


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]


Mariya Chambova

Chief Expert, Forest Management Directorate

Executive Forest Agency
blvd. Hristo Botev 55               
1040 Sofia        

Tel: +359 886 835 931; +359 2 985 11 526
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]


Meng-Zhu Lu

Professor, School of Forestry and Biotechnology

Zhejiang A&F University
Linan, Hangzhou

E-mail: [email protected]


Eric Paillassa

Institut pour le Développment Forestier (IDF)- Centre National de la Propriété Forestière (CNPF)
6 parvis des Chartrons
33075 Bordeaux Cedex

Tel: +33 05 57 85 40 41
E-mail: [email protected]


Mirko Liesebach

Thȕnen 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; +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]

Republic of Korea

Kyu-Suk Kang

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources
Seoul National University (SNU)
1 Kwanak-ro, Kwanak-gu
Seoul 08826

Tel: (+82) 10 2924 9614
E-mail: [email protected]


Martin 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]


Yasar Selim Bostanci 

General Directorate of Forestry
Poplar and Fast Growing Forest Trees Research Institute

E-mail: [email protected] 

United States of America

Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.

Supervisory Research Plant Geneticist

Forest Service
Northern Research Station
Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Tel:  +1 715 490 1997
E-mail: [email protected]

Co-opted Members

Cristian Espinosa Ackerknecht

ERDE Technology and Applied Engineering SpA
12 Norte 850, Paseo, Chile
Tel: +56 994879864 
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]

Tshimangadzo Cyril Ndou

Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment
Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Tel: +066 0191221
E-mail: [email protected]

Marzena Niemczyk

Forest Research Institute, Department of Silviculture
Sekocin Stary, Raszyn, 05-090, Poland
+48 501 297 903
[email protected]  

Patrick Worms

World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF)
B-1410, Waterloo, Belgium
Tel: +32 495 24 46 11
E-mail: [email protected]