Who's Who

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Reserach Institute 

Peechi- 680653, Kerala,India 





International Steering Committee


Lars Graudal- Chairman, TEAKNET

Research Leader, Tropical Trees and Landscapes

Forest & Landscape Denmark (FLD)

University of Copenhagen,Denmark


Tel:    +45 35 33 16 16

Mob:   +45 30 66 35 20 

Email: lgr@life.ku.dk

Web:  http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/


Walter Kollert

Planted Forests Officer (Retd.), FAO

Director, WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG

Largo do Sol Posto 7, 4° esq.,8000-150 Faro, Portugal 


Tel: 00351-289155303

Mob: 00351-911508360

Email: Walter.kollert@gmail.com

web: http://www.waka-fis.ch/ 



Markku Kanninen

Director, Vikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

University of Helsinki, Finland


Tel:  +358 9 191 58133

Fax: +358 9 191 58100

Email: markku.kanninen@helsinki.fi

Web:  http://www.helsinki.fi/vitri/


Hugh C.A. Brown CF

Director of Operations (Plantations)

Forest Services Division,

Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana


Tel: +233-289-120030

Mob:   +233-244-798004

Email: hugh.brown@aya.yale.edu

Web:  http://www.fcghana.org/



Project Manager

Division of Forest Industry

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Yokohama, Japan


Tel:  +81 45 223 1110

Email: tetra@itto.int

Web:  http://www.itto.int/




Timber Importers Association of India

Maharashtra, India


Tel:   +22 24077614

Mob:  +91 9821544225

Email: rtsomaiya@gmail.com 


Michael KLEINE

Deputy Executive Director

International Union of Forest Research Orgnisations (IUFRO)

IUFRO Headquarters

Marxergrasse 2

A-1030 Vienna, Austria


Tel. : +43-1-877 01 51 -22


web: http://www.iufro.org  


Benjamin Caldwell

Forestry Officer, Planted Forests in the Forest Resources Management Team (FRM)

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Headquarters

Italy, Rome


Tel. : +390 6570 50523


web: http://www.fao.org/


Illias Animon

Forestry Officer, Natural Resources Management Support Group

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand



web: http://www.fao.org/



S.Sandeep, TEAKNET Coordinator

Scientist, Department of Soil Science

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690246

Mob: +91 9495660212

Email: coordinator@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.kfri.res.in/


M.P. Sreelakshmy

Coordinator HR & Communications

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690396

Email: secretariat@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.teaknet.org/

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WEBINAR Series 1 by Dr. CTS Nair on the topic "The Future of Production and Trade of Teak: Emerging Scenarios in a Changing World". 

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WEBINAR Series 2 by Sinan Hagenah on the topic "Population genetic considerations for selection of plant reproductive material of teak (Tectona grandis)". 





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