A report from the 2014 IUFRO World Congress

Last Updated:December 19, 2014 (Reported by Dr. Kagawa)

IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) World Congress was held in the Salt Lake City, United States in October, and a technical session on forest medicine (Forests and human health) was being held for the first time.

Dr. Kagawa (FFPRI, Japan) and Professor Liisa Tyrväinen (Metla, Finland) organized this session.

In addition, in the Plenary Sessions, INFOM Board Member Dr. Colfer, C.J.P. (Center for International Forestry Research CIFOR) presented “The People and Forests trajectory- 1994-2014 and beyond”.

Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, United States

6 October 15:30-18:00
Theme A: Forests for People

A-02 Forests and human health: The role of research towards evidence-based practice
Takahide Kagawa (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
Liisa Tyrvainen (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland)

  1. 1.  The spread of forest therapy in Japan. Kagawa, T. (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
  2. 2.  A study on the healing effect of Korean forestry. Lee, J., Park, S., Jeong, M., Yoo, R., Kim, J. (Korea Forest Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
  3. 3.  Long-term monitoring of health effects of urban forests in Hangzhou, China. Ye, B. (Chinese Academy of Forestry, China)
  4. 4.  Physiological effects of wooden odors on humans: evidence from laboratory experiments. Hishiyama, Y. (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan), Miyazaki, Y. (Chiba University), Kagawa, T.
  5. 5.  Forests for wood production and human wellbeing . what are the trade-offs in long-term forest management planning? Nordstrom, I., Lundell, Y., Stoltz, J., Skarback, E., van den Bosch, M., Grahn, P., Dolling, A. (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  6. 6.  The Nature, Health & Design Lab. research on nature qualities. Stigsdotter, U., Refshauge, A (University of Copenhagen,Denmark)
  7. 7.  The influence of urban nature environments on stress relief. A field experiment. Tyrvainen, L., Ojala, A. (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland)
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