rafał chudy forester

Rafal Chudy 

Rafał has over 10 years of experience in forestry and forest industry businesses worldwide. Currently, Rafal is a Senior Forestry Consultant at NORSKOG, where he is responsible for the development of the company’s activities in the field of international forest valuation, due diligence, and consultancy services related to global timberland investments, forest management options, forest inventory, timber sales, and estate management. Prior to this role, Rafal worked as forest economist and analyst for the U.S. and Australian TIMOs where he was responsible for ensuring that strong research and evidence-based insights underpin investment programs. Also, Rafał worked for the European Commission – Joint Research Centre, on the development of the forest-based sector modelling framework and value chain analysis in the bioeconomy context. In 2016, Rafal and his wife Karolina established a bootstrap company Forest Business Analytics to address the worldwide demand for analytics research and knowledge in the forestry investment field. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at the international forest and natural resource economics conferences. Rafal has a Master of Science (Forestry) degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Master of Science (Forestry and Environmental Resources) from North Carolina State University, Master of Science (Forest Management) from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and a PhD in Forest Economics (specialising in Forest Sector Modelling) from Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Rafal also has a post-graduate diploma in Financial Controlling in Capital Markets Groups from Warsaw School of Economics. In his free time, Rafal is a blogger on the Forest Monitor blog.
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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. PostDoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. He studied Forestry and Environmental Science in Padua University and he did his PhD in Forest Ecology at ETH Zürich.

The focus of his research is on better understanding the impacts of climate change on forests and ecosystem services using process-based, statistical models and forest inventory data.

He is also interested in dendroecology, silviculture and wood biomass production.

He loves traveling, running 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.