Integrated forest management for resilience and sustainability across 25 countries

Pro Silva Board Members

The board members of Pro Silva is comprised of forestry experts from across the European continent that ensure the smooth run of the organisation, promote Pro Silva’s principles and develop the underlying ideas of close-to-nature forestry.

President: Eckart Senitza (Austria)

President: Eckart Senitza (Austria)

Eckart Senitza finished his studies at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna at the Institute for Silviculture with his PHD regarding “Silvicultural basics of Cedrus Libani in Turkey”.

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Vice President: Philippe Morgan (Wales, UK)

Vice President: Philippe Morgan (Wales, UK)

Phil Morgan has pursued a varied career in forestry that first took him to France where he worked in state and community woodlands before reading for a degree in forestry at Aberdeen University.

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Board Member: Jurij Diaci (Slovenia)

Board Member: Jurij Diaci (Slovenia)

Professor Jurij Diaci is the head of Chair of silviculture and head of the Research Unit at the Biotechnical faculty, Department of Forestry, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Secretary: Padraig O’Tuama (Ireland)

Secretary: Padraig O’Tuama (Ireland)

Padraig O Tuama is Best Practice Team leader – Forest Productivity with Coillte Teoranta in Ireland. Padraig trained as Forester in the Department of Forestry Training School graduating in 1983.

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Treasurer: Anne Hürzeler (Switzerland)

Treasurer: Anne Hürzeler (Switzerland)

Anne Hürzeler-de Turckheim, born in Strasbourg, first three years living in Truttenhausen, then near Paris and on holidays in Alsace, from 1979 to 1984 studies at SFIT (ETH) in Zurich, autumn 1984 diploma…

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Administrator: Alexander Held (Germany)

Administrator: Alexander Held (Germany)

Alexander Held holds MSc in Forest Science from Freiburg University, Germany.After university Alex worked at the Fire Ecology working group of the Max-Planck Society (GFMC). He joined the European Forest Institute EFI in 2012….

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Pro Silva Constitution

The signatory members of the current memorandum, following regular contacts and meetings since 1987, and the meeting of foresters from 10 European countries on the 18th to 22nd December 1989 in Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), created a European Association of Foresters who advocates forest management based on natural processes.

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