Dr. John STANTURF is Visiting Professor at the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia. He recently retired as Senior Scientist, US Forest Service. He received his MSc and PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca New York in Forest Soils and BSc from Montana State University in Plant and Soil Science. Professional experience includes manager of pine silviculture research, Union Camp Corporation and faculty positions at Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, and Cornell University. He was a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technion, Haifa, Israel and received a Doctoris Honoris Causafrom the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Currently he leads the IUFRO Research Group on Restoration of Degraded Sites, also serves as Deputy Coordinator of the Task Force on Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change. For the past three years he has worked on an IUFRO/BMU project on Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Current research interests are functional restoration of degraded forests; incorporating disturbance and risk into forest management; climate change adaptation; and short-rotation woody crops.