IUFRO and the Russian forestry community have a long and successful association that stretches back several decades. A book entitled “A History of IUFRO Congresses, Forest Research and Russia’s Participation” chronicling this long history of co-operation by authors Dr. Victor Teplyakov and Dr Valentin Shalaev was published in 2014. The book was initially published in Russian and written with sponsorship from the Korean Forest Research Institute. This book has been translated into English to make it accessible to a wider audience and it was launched during the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress by the Union’s President Prof. Mike Wingfield. Several guests spoke of the difficulties Russia experienced to maintain their membership during the Second World War and subsequent Cold War. An example of these difficulties was where IUFRO membership fees needed to be paid in cash, hand-carried from Russia.

The book is nearly 600 pages long and an electronic version can be downloaded here.

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De Beer ZW, Marincowitz S, Duong TA, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Bretziella, a new genus to accommodate the oak wilt fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum (Microascales, Ascomycota). MycoKeys 27 10.3897/mycokeys.27.20657 PDF
Li JQ, Wingfield MJ, Liu QL, Barnes I, Roux J, Lombard L, Crous PW, Chen SF. (2017) Calonectria species isolated from Eucalyptus plantations and nurseries in South China. IMA Fungus 8(2):259-286. 10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.04
Pham HTL, Nguyen LTT, Duong TA, Bui DTT, Doan QT, Nguyen HTT, Mundt S. (2017) Diversity and bioactivities of nostocacean cyanobacteria isolated from paddy soil in Vietnam. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 10.1016/j.syapm.2017.08.001
Wingfield BD. (2017) The privileges and opportunities of a research sabbatical. South African Journal of Science 113(9/10):#a0234. 10.17159/sajs.2017/a0234
Bose T, Burgess TI, Roux J, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Phytophthora alticola; revised description based on new collections and a neotype. Sydowia 69:161-170. 10.12905/0380.sydowia69-2017-0161