Students set the bar high during the IFSA Incubator Session at IUFRO 125 Anniversary Congress

Pictures by Meike Siegner (UBC, Canada)


One of the IFSA program highlights during the IUFRO 125 Anniversary Congress was the IFSA Incubator Session. Six forestry students took this opportunity to present findings from a research project or recent work experience in form of a TED-Style Talk. Read below:

Daniel Schraik, who pursues his master studies in Finland, kicked off the session with insights on his research. Daniel developed a model to measure leaf indices and canopy covers of boreal forests, using satellite data.


Julian Geisel, who recently obtained a master degree in forestry from Oregon State University, presented findings from a study on income strategies and pursuit of structural diversity by small forest owners.

Mahtuf Ikhsan presented findings from his Bachelor research. Mahtuf studied stakeholder behaviour in community forests in West Bogor area, Indonesia.


Joakim Stenlund, who conducted his research in cooperation with the IUFRO task force on forestry education, presented findings from a study in which he explored the fit between job profiles and forestry curricula from the perspective of recent forestry graduates in Sweden.


Salina Abraham, IFSA president and a recent graduate from the University of Washington gave a talk on her research in Eritrea where she investigated the case of a public-private partnership in the gold mining sector with respect to the relationship between the company and surrounding local communities.


Last but not least, Charlotte Ross-Harris from Australia provided the audience insights on a recent internship experience with a successful carbon partnership REDD+ project in Tanzania, where she got to work on the community section of project design documents.


The official profile of IFSA. The International Forestry Students' Association is a non political, non religious and non for profit organization that brings forestry students from all over the world in a wide spectrum of activities.

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