National Committees and Annual Assembly

national representatives in kuching 2016The highest decision-making organ of the International Peatland Society is the Annual Assembly.

It comprises one official representative from each National Committee. In addition, other members of the IPS can attend as non-voting observers.

The Annual Assembly approves the accounts, the annual report, plan of activities and the budget of IPS. It also elects the President and the Vice-Presidents and members of the Executive Board.

Annual Assemblies of National Representatives are held in May/June of each year. All National Committees of IPS are invited to host an Annual Assembly in their country.

National Committee Chairs and Secretaries

The International Peatland Society operates through currently 16 National Committees.

In each country, only one IPS National Committee can be recognised. The organisation must have the status of a legal entity to which the Executive Board of the Society has granted the status of an IPS National Committee.

Here are some useful documents for countries willing to establish a National Committee: Easy Guide For NCs and Model Statutes for NCs

To contact all National Committees, write an email to: natcoms (at) peatlands.org.

In countries with a National Committee, all interested organisations, corporations, foundations and individuals are affiliated to the Society through the National Committee concerned. For membership conditions, please contact the Chair or Secretary of your National Committee:

Canada

Dr. Jean-Yves Daigle
Canadian Society for Peat and Peatlands
196 15 ième Rue 
Shippagan, NB E8S 1E8 
CANADA
e-mail: jydaigle (at) nb.sympatico.ca

Secretary:
Paul Short
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
13 Mission Avenue Suite 2208
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
CANADA
Phone: +1 780 460 8280
e-mail: cspma (at) peatmoss.com
web: www.peatmoss.com

China

President
Professor Wang Shengzong
Institute for peat and mire research, NENU                                                       
No.5268,Renmin street                                      
130024 Changchun                   
CHINA              

e-mail: zwang (at) nenu.edu.cn                                    

Secretary
Professor Meng Xianmin
Institute of Peat and Mire Research,
Northeast Normal University,
No. 5268, Renmin Street,
Changchun, 130024,
CHINA
phone: 0-86-431-850 98072

e-mail: mengxm3711 (at) 163.com

Estonia

Secretary
Erki Niitlaan
Estonian Peat Association 
Männiku tee 104
EE-11216 Tallinn
ESTONIA
Phone: +372 668 1016
Mobile: +372 552 7327 
e-mail: info (at) turbaliit.ee
web: www.turbaliit.ee

Assistant
Margit Pulk
e-mail: margit (at) turbaliit.ee
mobile: +372 51 85 384
phone: +372 66 81 011

Finland

Tapio Lindholm (new!)
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Natural Environment Centre/Biodiversity
P.O.Box 140
FI-00251 Helsinki
e-mail: tapio.lindholm (at) ymparisto.fi
phone: +358 295 251 379
web: www.suoseura.fi

Secretary
Tuula Larmola
Suoseura ry
Natural Resources Institute Finland new!
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland
phone: +358 9 19157955
mobile: +358 50 319 9481
e-mail: suoseura49 (at) gmail.com

Germany

Chair
Dr. Gerfried Caspers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Moor- und Torfkunde e.V.
Stilleweg 2
D-30655 Hannover
GERMANY
phone: +49 1523/189 82 84
e-mail: caspers (at) dgmtev.de
web: www.dgmtev.org

Secretary
Jörn Kasch
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Moor- und Torfkunde e.V.
Stilleweg 2
D-30655 Hannover
GERMANY
e-mail: kasch (at) dgmtev.de

Industry
Arne B. Hückstädt 
Industrieverband Garten e.V. (IVG)    
Wiesenstraße 21 a1
D-40549 Düsseldorf
GERMANY
e-mail: hueckstaedt (at) ivg.org

Indonesia

Prof. Supiandi Sabiham 
Indonesian Peat Association
Bogor Agricultural University
Wing 12 Level 5
Jl.  Meranti,  Kampus Dramaga.
Bogor 16680
INDONESIA
phone:+62 251 8629360
e-mail: ssupiandi (at) yahoo.com new!
 
Secretary
Prof. Fahmuddin Agus  
Indonesian Soil Research Institute
Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development
Jl. Tentara Pelajar No. 12
Bogor 16114
INDONESIA
phone: +62 251 8336757
e-mail: fahmuddin_agus (at) yahoo.com

Prof. Budi Intra Setiawan 
Indonesian Peat Association
Bogor Agricultural University
Jl. Meranti, Kampus Dramaga
Bogor 16680
INDONESIA
phone: +62 251 8629 360
e-mail: budindra (at) ipb.ac.id

Ireland

Dr. Catherine O'Connell
Irish Peat Society
Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Bog of Allen Nature Centre
Lullymore, Rathangan
Co. Kildare
IRELAND
e-mail: bogs (at) ipcc.ie

Secretary
Mr. Pat Fitzgerald
Bord na Móna p.l.c.
Main Street
Newbridge, Co. Kildare
IRELAND
e-mail: pat.fitzgerald (at) bnm.ie
web: www.bnm.ie

Japan

Mitsuri Osaki
Japan Peatland Society
Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
Kita-9, Nishi-9, Kita-ku
Sapporo 060-8589
JAPAN
phone: 011 706 2554
e-mail: mosaki (at) chem.agr.hokudai.ac.jp

Latvia

Ingrida Krigere
Latvian Peat Association
Ernestines Str 24
Riga, LV-1046, Latvia
phone: + 371 291 06008
e-mail: ingrida (at) peat.lv
web: www.peat.lv

Lithuania

Giedrius Kavaliauskas
IPS Lithuanian National Committee
Kauno g. 17
LT-53387 Ezerelis, Kauno rajonas
LITHUANIA
phone: +370 375 34260
e-mail: giedrius.kavaliauskas (at) klasmann-deilmann.com

Secretariat

Giedrius Giparas
IPS Lithuanian National Committee
Lithuanian peat producers association
A.Vienuolio g. 8
01104 Vilnius
LITHUANIA
e-mail: giedrius.giparas(at)asocdurpes.lt
web:
www.asocdurpes.lt

Ugne Radziunaite
IPS Lithuanian National Committee
Lithuanian Peat Producers Association
A.Vienuolio g. 8
01104 Vilnius
LITHUANIA
e-mail: ugne.radziunaite (at) lpk.lt


Malaysia

Frederick Haili Teck
No. 386A, Lorong 7 new!
Jalan Semaba
93250 Kuching
MALAYSIA
phone: 016 8896156
e-mail: fhteck (at) gmail.com


Secretary

Sharon Yu Ling Lau
Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute
Lot 6035, Kuching - Samarahan Expressway
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
e-mail: lauyuling (at) gmail.com

Dr. Lulie Melling
Tropical Peat Research Institute
Chief Minister's Department
Lot 6035, Kuching-Kota Samarahan Expressway
94300, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
MALAYSIA
e-mail: lulie_melling (at) yahoo.com

The Netherlands

Drs. A.H.P. van Berckel
Nederlands Veengenootschap
Intervema BV 
Burg. J.G. Legroweg 80
9761 TD Eelde 
THE NETHERLANDS 
phone: +31 50 3095950
e-mail: vanberckel (at) griendtsveen.de

Secretary

Dr. A.J. Schilstra
Nederlands Veengenootschap
Hoofdstraat 152
9355 TE Midwolde
THE NETHERLANDS
phone: +31 594 513701
e-mail:  secretaris (at) veengenootschap.nl
web: www.veengenootschap.nl

Poland

Prof. Dr. Lech Wojciech Szajdak 
Doctor Honoris Causa
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment
ul. Bukowska 19
PL-60-809 Poznan
POLAND
phone: +48 61 847 5601
e-mail: szajlech (at) man. poznan.pl, lszajdak (at) tlen.pl

Secretary
Dr. Katarzyna Styla
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment
ul. Bukowska 19
PL-60-809 Poznan
POLAND
e-mail: styla.katarzyna (at) gmail.com

Sweden

Mr. Torbjörn Claesson
Neova AB
Arenavägen 33
121 77 Johanneshov
SWEDEN
e-mail: torbjorn.claesson (at) neova.se

phone: +46703734802

Secretariat
Mr. Claes Rülcker
Svensk Torv
c/o Neova AB
Arenavägen 33
121 77 Johanneshov
SWEDEN
phone: +46 70 240 33 15
e-mail: claes.rulcker (at) svensktorv.se
web: www.torvforsk.se

United Kingdom

Acting Chair

Susan E. Page
University of Leicester
Department of Geography
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
UNITED KINGDOM
e-mail: sep5@le.ac.uk
phone: +44 116 2523318 / +44 116 2522522

Secretary

Prof. Jack Rieley
The Pingle
1 Closes Side Lane
East Bridgford
Nottingham NG13 8NA
UNITED KINGDOM 
phone: +44 1949 20920
e-mail: jack.rieley (at) btinternet.com

USA

Mr. Donald N. Grubich
10105 White City Road
Britt, MN 55710
USA
phone:  +1 218 741 2813
e-mail: dngrubich (at) gmail.com new!

Secretary
Dr. Thomas J. Malterer
2201 Vermilion Road
Duluth MN 55803
USA
e-mail: tmalter2 (at) d.umn.edu

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