Organizers and scientific committee – University of Copenhagen

Organizers and scientific committee


The conference is arranged by:

  • EA Bioenergy Task 43 “Biomass feedstocks for bioenergy markets" 

  • SNS-NKJ network activity “Effect of bioenergy production from forests and agriculture on ecosystem services in the Nordic and Baltic landscapes”

  • CAR-ES III “Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services from Nordic Forest Ecosystems”

IEA Bioenergy Task 43 is funded by members of the IEA Bioenergy implementing agreement 2016-2018, and CAR-ES III is funded by Nordic Forest Research (SNS) 2016-2020, under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The SNS-NKJ network activity is jointly funded by SNS and The Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ). These are all open networks that bring together bioenergy and forest researchers, respectively, from different parts of the world, with SNS-NKJ and CAR-ES focusing mainly on Nordic and Baltic countries.

The aims of the networks are to provide scientific knowledge on bioenergy feedstock production (Task 43, SNS-NKJ) and forest management more generally (CAR-ES) for decision making within the land use sectors and for policy development.

Scientific committee

  • Nicholas Clarke, Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). Coordinator of the SNS-NJK network.
  • Ioannis Dimitriou, Associate Professor and Deputy Director at SLU Global, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Coordinator of IEA Bioenergy Task 43.
  • Uwe Fritsche, Fellow at International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS), Germany. National Team Leader of IEA Bioenergy Task 40.
  • Martyn Futter, Associate Professor, Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
  • Kaija Hakala, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE).
  • Martin Junginger, Professor, Geosciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands. Coordinator of IEA Bioenergy Task 40.
  • Raija Laiho, Professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). Coordinator of CAR-ES.
  • Tat Smith, Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto, Canada. Workpackage leader, IEA Bioenergy Task 43.
  • Inge Stupak, Associate professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. National Team Leader of IEA Bioenergy Task 43.
  • Vita Tilvikiene, Scientific secretary, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Liisa Ukonmaanaho, Senior scientist, Adjunct professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE).

Local planning committee

  • Inge Stupak
  • Barbro Haar
  • Tania Fredborg Nielsen
  • Niclas Scott Bentsen
  • Lars Vesterdal
  • Vivian Kvist Johannsen