rafał chudy forester

Rafal Chudy 

Rafał Chudy has over 11 years of professional experience in project management within natural resources, forest economics, and finances. During the last years, Rafal worked for private equity and consultancy companies from the United States, Australia, and Norway where he was responsible for ensuring that strong research and evidence-based insights underpin companies’ sustainable investment programs and services in real assets, mostly forestry & carbon, agriculture, or infrastructure.

In 2016, Rafal established a Forest Business Analytics (FBA) advisory firm – that organizes the International Forest Business Conference. Rafal has a PhD in forest economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a post-graduate diploma in Financial Controlling in Capital Markets Groups from Warsaw School of Economics. Contact me by e-mail:


Austin Himes.

Austin is an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University where he teaches and conducts research. His research is focused on silviculture, forest ecology, ecosystem services, and environmental values. He is interested in understanding interactions between forests and people through an interdisciplinary lens and finding ways silviculture can be used to improve the many ways forests benefit people. 





Isaac Sanz Canencia 

Forester. MSc in Forestry and Environmental Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has experience in management working at a National Park.

He developed his MSc Thesis with a project about hydrologic restoration of a creek and his basin with bioengineering tecniques. He has worked in Italy at two projects of the european programme Life+ translating to the spanish a version of a manual of one of these projects.

Currently he is working in hydrologic projects using hydraulic models to study extraordinary floods and rivers evolution.

He is also interested in everything related to the world of forestry, forest certification, wood industries, mycology, protected natural areas, gardens and city parks, silviculture and wood biomass production. Passionate traveller, mountains and hiking. Contact me by e-mail:



Marco Mina 

Forest ecologist. Researcher at the Institute of Alpine Environment of Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. He studied Forestry and Environmental Science at Padua University, followed by a PhD in Forest Ecology at ETH Zürich, a postdoc at WSL Birmensdorf and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada.

The focus of his research is on better understanding the impacts of global change on forests and ecosystem services using multiple modelling tools and long-term monitoring data. He is also interested in dendrology, geography, silviculture, tree-ring research, forest inventory and the ecology of mixed forests.

He loves travelling, running (half)marathons, Nordic skiing, cooking and drinking his own brewed beer.”




Przemko Pachana 

Forester, graduate of Forestry from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Forest Information Technology from the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.

Professional experience gained i.a. at European Forest Institute in Finland and Polish State Forests.

Currently has been working in Germany in a company which mainly deals with forest management plans, and forestry software and mobile applications development.





Angham Daiyoub 

Forest engineer doing her MSc of Mediterranean forests management at the University of Lleida, Spain. Her current research is focusing on measuring the change of forest area of Syria during the conflict period using remote sensing and studying the conservation strategies should be applied to recover the forest loss. Her area of interest is the conservation of biodiversity especially the plant species and forest ecosystems.

Main hobbies and interests: Birds watching, Travelling, History, Music….



Sorin T. Schiop

Forestry engineer working in a Romanian forest district. He has a PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding, with most of the research conducted at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His expertise includes genetic diversity and biochemical response of Norway spruce seedlings to salt and drought stress, greenhouse and nursery production of conifer seedlings (seed and grafting), forestry management.