Asia-Pacific Young Scientists Association

Important notices


Accelerating scientific progress in any field requires focused training and the development of the best young minds. Cultivating young minds is also essential to enhance forestry education further. We believe the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Young Scientists Association (AYSA) is critical for forestry knowledge dissemination and regional young scholars’ professional and personal development. Since last March, COVID-19 caused a worldwide lockdown and international research communications have also been interrupted. Under this circumstance, the Asia-Pacific Young Scientists Association was successfully launched in October 2020 to connect the regional young scholars.

Picture source: UBC website

In the initial event, prof. Orlando Rojas from UBC was invited to give a keynote lecture and lead the discussion on the topic of forestry bioproducts research and development. This online event attracted more than 500 audiences from the Asia Pacific region and achieved great success and huge impacts. In the future, more activities will be organized by AYSA. These activities include but are not limited to research seminars, networking/competition opportunities, and young scientists’ training for personal and professional development. We believe with the development of AYSA, the communications, collaborations and mutual understanding of the young scholars in the Asia Pacific region will be enhanced.

AYSA has four specialized committees. Each committee is led by a prestigious scientist with profound experiences as honorary chair and a young outstanding scientist as executive chair.

If you are interested in our themes and activities, you are very welcome to join us by filling out the registration form. We will keep you updated on our activities.

Please click four specialized committees to learn more

Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Forest Resources Management
Biomaterial and Bioenergy  
Wood Science and Engineering