The Finnish Society of Forest Science was established in 1909 to promote research in forest and wood science in Finland. The Society is a network of researchers that strives to stimulate scientific discussion and cooperation within the forest research community, to enhance communication between researchers and practical foresters, and to promote public interest in forest research. In spite of the initial national mission, the Society has also actively participated in international scientific cooperation.
The Society has about 500 members. Several companies, non-governmental organisations, and state-funded organisations act as supporting members of the Society.
- Application of grants of the Finnish Society of Forest Science is open from 18 Jan. to 19 Feb. 2021. Read carefully the instructions for applicants before writing your application. Grants for IUFRO activities must be applied directly from the foundation Metsämiesten säätiö by 31 January 2021. We will organise an interactive webinar to all interested in applying a grant from our Society on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 10 to 11.
- Many European research funders, including the Academy of Finland, demand that data produced in projects of their funding must be open. Why the data should be open? What are the pros and cons of opening research data? Finnish Society of Forest Science organised a webinar on open data in forest sciences on 10 Dec 2020. We heard talks on the experiences of data openers and users of open data, good practices for opening your data. Links to the recordings are in the Finnish language page of the event.
- Autumn meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest Science will be held on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 16:00 as a remote meeting. Finnish law requires that all participants to an on-line members’ meeting of a society must register at latest a week before the meeting. Thus, register at latest on 3 December 2020.
- Normally, we do send Information Letters with this high frequency. However, we have quite a few things to inform now in late autumn. This information letter includes the invitation to Autumn Meeting and information on IUFRO grants that will be awarded directly by the foundation Metsämiesten säätiö. Next Information Letter will appear in January 2021.
- Bilingual (Finnish/English) Information Letter of our Society is now available. It contains information our members' survey, on the webinar on open data in forest sciences on 10 Dec 2020, and on the research integrity webinar for international scientist.
- Registration to the Forest Science Day "Forest Health Today and Tomorrow" is now open through 15 October 2020. Because of the restrictions for gatherings and travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Science Day will be organised online-only on 20 Oct. 2020 from 9:00 through 16:40. The event will be free of charge but all participants must pre-register. Forest health under changing environmental conditions is a crucial ecological, management, and economic issue in the development of forestry to meet the future challenges. Join us for the best current knowledge on the topic.