Activity of NGO "ForestCom" is supported by the US Forest Service International Programs

Leonid Osadchuk

Doctor of Science, Member, Head of ForestCom "Timber Identification Lab"

Leonid learned his PhD in 1997 and a Doctor of Science degree in 2013 in Forestry, a Member of Forestry Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

He supervises the Department of Botany, Wood Science and Non-timber Forest Resources in Ukrainian National Forestry University and works as a professor of forest commodities, forest chemistry and other non-timber products. Leonid has more than 30 years of scientific and education experience, participated in the development of state standards of Ukraine, is an author and co-author of over 100 scientific and methodical publications.

In 2015, Leonid hosted an Educational Symposium «Non-Timber Forest Products: Current State and Values in Recent Social-Ecological-Economic Context. International Perspective» at the Ukrainian National Forestry University. Leonid is developing initiatives to establish methods for identification of timber origin and other use of forest products.