About Us

Commissions

Since April 2016, the IPS has three Commissions, on environmental, economical and social aspects of peatlands. They are supported by expert and project groups.

The main activities of the International Peatland Society are conducted through these Commissions that act as subject groups within specific fields

Membership in IPS Commissions is open to all those who are interested in the subject. Please contact the Commission chairpersons or the IPS Secretariat in case you are interested to join.

Group email: experts (at) peatlands.org

IPS Commissions and Expert Groups

Commissions

Peatlands and Economy

Chair: Ingrida Krigere
Latvian Peat Association, Ernestines Str 24, LV-1046 Riga, Latvia
+ 371 29106008
e-mail: ingrida (at) peat.lv
1st vice-chair: Maurice Doyon
maurice.doyon (at) eac.ulaval.ca
2nd vice-chair: Meng Xianmin
mengxm3711 (at) 163.com

Peatlands and Environment

Chair: Mr Bernd Hofer
Hofer & Pautz GbR, Buchenallee 18, D-48341 Altenberge, Germany
+49 2505 937784 11
hofer (at) hofer-pautz.de
1st vice-chair: Maria Strack
mstrack (at) uwaterloo.ca
2nd vice-chair: Budi Indra Setiawan
budindra (at) ipb.ac.id

Peatlands and Society

Chair: Mrs Marie Kofod-Hansen
Sättrabyvägen 4, S-762 97 Edsbro, Sweden
+ 46 708 931 861
marie.kofodhansen (at) gmail.com
1st vice-chair: Kirsi Laurén
kirsi.lauren (at) uef.fi
2nd vice-chair: Rachel Carmenta
rachelcarmenta (at) gmail.com

Expert Groups


Peatlands for Agriculture

Dace Silina

dace.silina (at) llu.lv

Peatlands for Forestry

Sakari Sarkkola

sakari.sarkkola (at) luke.fi

Peat for Growing Media and Energy

Hannu Salo

hannu.salo (at) bioenergia.fi


Peatlands_and_economy_2018.pdf

Expert Groups


Peatlands and Climate Change

Gerald Jurasinski

gerald.jurasinski (at) uni-rostock.de

Peatlands and Biodiversity

Lydia Cole

ydcole (at) googlemail.com

Peatland Restoration

Pete Whittington

whittingtonp (at) brandonu.ca

Tropical Peatland Round Table

Jack Rieley

jack.rieley (at) peatlands.org

Outreach

Lahiru Wijedasa

lahirux (at) gmail.com


Peatlands_and_enviroment_2018.pdf

Expert Groups


Peatlands Education, Communication and Publicity

Catherine O’Connell

bogs (at) ipcc.ie

Peatland Conventions and International Affairs

Jack Rieley

jack.rieley (at) peatlands.org

Peatlands and Culture

vacant

Peatlands and people, health and local livelihoods

Dian Novarina

dian_novarina (at) aprilasia.com


Peatlands_and_society_2018.pdf

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of the three Commission Chairs, and the 2nd Vice President of the IPS. It provides the Society with advice and information on matters of scientific, technical, social and cultural importance, drawing upon the pool of knowledge available in the Commissions and elsewhere and promoting and disseminating research results.

The SAB operates between Congresses but elects its Chair and Secretary each year by secret ballot; it meets normally twice a year in association with other IPS meetings, or electronically.

Email: sab (at) peatlands.org

Dr Samu Valpola, Chair, 2nd Vice President
Geological Survey of Finland, Kokkola, Finland
+358 20 550 5245, +358 50 348 6023
samu.valpola (at) gtk.fi
Ms Susann Warnecke, Secretary, IPS Communications Manager
Jyväskylä, Finland
+358 40 418 4075
susann.warnecke (at) peatlands.org