IBFRA Conferences

Each IBFRA conference focuses on issues of global concern such as global change, biodiversity, climate change, disturbances and the global carbon cycle, as well as on issues requiring increased coordination within the boreal community such as classification, inventory and monitoring. All IBFRA conferences have directly or indirectly contributed to an increased understanding of the science supporting sustainable development in the circumpolar region.

Past conferences have included:

  • USA (1992, 1997, 2004)
  • Norway and Sweden (1993)
  • Canada (1994, 2000, 2013)
  • Finland (1995, 2015)
  • Russia (1996, 2002, 2011)
  • Norway (1998)
  • Sweden (2006)
  • China (2008)


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2018 IBFRA Conference Announcement

The International Boreal Forest Research Association is pleased to announce, in collaboration with IIASA, PEEX and IUFRO, the 2018 “Cool Forests at Risk! The critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy and climate” conference to be held in Laxenburg, Austria. The event will focus on both boreal and high altitude forests.

Click on the calendar below to add 17 – 20 September 2018 to Outlook. More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

IBFRA: International Boreal Forest Research Association

The International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) was formed in 1991 with the mission to promote and coordinate research related to boreal forests.

IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century.

PEEX: Pan-Eurasian Experiment

The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) study is a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure program focused on the Northern Eurasian particularly arctic and boreal regions.

IUFRO: The International Union of Forest Research Organizations

IUFRO is “the” global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.