The Finnish Society of Forest Science

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.

Latest news

  • Invitation to Spring meeting, 7 May 2020

    Spring meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest Science is postponed to Thursday 7 May 2020 at 15:00. The place will be confirmed later. Programme In addition to the statury issues will also be confirmed later - at latest two weeks before the event.
  • Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded the thesis prizes for doctoral dissertation of Dr Maija Lampela and M.Sc. thesis of Ilmeini Lasarov

    Finnish Society of Forest Science awards annually prizes for excellent doctoral and Master’s theses accepted during the preceding year. This year, the awardees are Dr Maija Lampela for her doctoral dissertation "Ecological prerequisites for successful reforestation of degraded tropical peatlands", and Ilmeini Lasarov for his M.Sc. thesis "Blue stain fungi and yeast transported by the foretic ticks of spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in Eastern Finland" (written in Finnish).
  • Jäsentiedote – 1/2020 – Information Letter

    The bilingual (Finnish-English) information letter has just been published. It includes, among other issues, an invitation to the Spring meeting of our Society on 7 May, information on grants, and information on the effects of COVID-19 on our activities.
  • Grantees 2020 / Apurahan saajat 2020

    The Board of the Finnish Society of Forest Science decided on the 11 March 2020 meeting to award seven research grants, total of 46 386 €, nine travel grants, total of 7 825 €, and one grant for other international activities, 1 575 €. The Board also awarded ten grants fro IUFRO activities, total 14 230 €, from the funds provided by the foundation Metsämiesten säätiö.
  • Open calls for proposals

    At the moment, we do not have open calls for proposals Exceptionnally, IUFRO office holders may apply for a grant for their officer duties Finnish Society of Forest Science also administrates grants for IUFRO activities awarded by the foundation Metsämiesten säätiö. IUFRO officers may apply for a IUFRO grant anytime during a year. IUFRO officers […]