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

  • Register to the Forest Sciences’ Day “Measurement and valuation of biological diversity”

    Forest Sciences’ Day will be organised for the 30th time on 26 October 2022 in the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki.The topic of the year 2022 will be “Measurement and valuation of biological diversity”. Registration is now open and will close on 19 October 2022. All participants, on site or remote, must preregister. The event is free of charge.
  • Information letter – 3/2022 – Jäsentiedote

    The newest bilingual information letter of our Society has just been published. It contains information on Forest Sciences' Day on 26 October 2022 and link to registration, infomation on the seminar of the Human-Forest Realations Research Network and preliminary information on the Autumn meeting of our Society.
  • Information letter – 2/2022 – Jäsentiedote

    Avaa tulostettava jäsentiedote PDF-tiedostona Download printable Information letter as PDF file Tässä tiedotteessa / Contents of the information letter: Esityskutsu Metsätieteiden päivään 2022 ”Monimuotoisuuden mittaaminen ja arvottaminen” on auki Call for presentations to the Forest Sciences’ Day “Measurement and valuation of biological diversity” is open Suomen Metsätieteellisen Seuran Viron retkeilylle 1.-3.9.2022 on vielä muutama paikka […]
  • Excursion of the Finnish Society of Forest Science to Estonia 1-3 September 2022

    Finnish Society of Forest Science will organise a three-day forest excursion to Estonia at the beginning of September. We will explore Estonian forest research and practical forestry, see top science in modern laboratories, feel old times in an Estonian manor and walk through an Estonian forest. The excursion will be organised in cooperation with the Department of Forestry at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
  • Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded the thesis prizes for doctoral dissertation of Dr Tuomas Yrttimaa and for M.Sc. thesis of Esko Karvinen

    Finnish Society of Forest Science awards annually prizes for excellent doctoral and Master’s theses accepted during the preceding year. The prize for an excellent doctoral dissertation was awarded to Dr Tuomas Yrttimaa (university of Eastern Finland) and the prize for an excellent M.Sc. thesis was awarded to Esko Karvinen (University of Helsinki) in the Spring meeting of our Society on 29 March 2022.