Record High Interest in the IUFRO World Congress 2024


29 sep 2023

With over 5000 scientific abstracts submitted the 26th IUFRO World Congress is the most anticipated congress in the history of the IUFRO.
“We are thrilled to see so many abstracts! This makes us very confident that the congress will offer a high-quality scientific program and become a great success”, says Dr. Elena Paoletti, Chair of the Scientific Committee.

With less than one year to go until the opening of the 26th World Congress next June, an all-time high of 5 014 abstracts have been submitted. The abstracts constitute the scientific basis of the congress, and the Scientific Committee will now review and evaluate every single abstract and finally decide which abstracts qualify for an oral or poster presentation.

“It is a lot of work, of course, but at the same time it is truly inspiring to read about what is going on in the world of forest research and select which abstracts are the most interesting and of the highest quality,” says Professor Björn Hånell of SLU, Sweden, member of the Scientific Committee.

The 5 014 abstracts are covering all the themes and subthemes of the IUFRO World Congress 2024, from biodiversity to bioeconomy, from forest resilience to sustainable societies and forests for the future. The submissions also reflect a good geographical balance with abstracts received from 33 European countries, 31 Asian countries, 29 African countries and 19 North-, Central- and South American countries.
In total, scientists and researchers from 112 countries worldwide have submitted abstracts.

“We are very happy with this balance, which ensures a truly global and broad scientific content. This is a very good reason indeed to sign up and participate in the congress”, says Elena Paoletti.

Top 20, number of submitted abstracts per country
Sweden 475
United States 352
Germany 351
India 282
China 280
Finland 231
Italy 180
Canada 172
Kenya 166
Austria 131
Spain 126
Brazil 121
Japan 119
United Kingdom 107
South Korea 106
Philippines 96
Switzerland 93
Ethiopia 73
France 72
Belgium 7