Calendar of activities

On this page, you find information on all forthcoming activities of the Finnish Society of Forest Science and its science clubs.

We often organise the activities in the House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteiden talo), address of which is Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki. In the case of another place, the exact address is given with the name of the place.

Plan of activities 2024 (in Finnish)

Time and placeEventMore information
7 February 2024, 14-18 EET, remoteHuman-Forest Relationships Club, Scientific Coffee (14-16) and Annual meeting (16-18)Scientific Coffee: Ulla Taipale (Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki, Finland): Periferia – A Permanent Art Exhibition in the Midst of the Boreal Forest. The Connection of the Arts to the Landscape and the Research of the University Forest Station. Ask the Zoom-link to the event by e-mailing to tuulikki.halla()uef.fi. Follow the Scientific Coffees page.
Programme of the Annual meeting is on the page of the Human-Forest Relationships Club.
13 February 2024, 12-16, House of Sciences and Letters, Room 505Annual meeting and seminar of Silviculture ClubProgramme and schedule coming soon.
4 April 2024, 14-16, House of Sciences and Letters and remoteSpring meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest ScienceStatutory Spring Meeting items, awarding of grants and thesis prizes and Spring Meeting Lecture. The programme and link for remote participation registration will be published ca. 3 weeks before the meeting.
27 – 28 May 2024, Forest Museum Lusto, PunkaharjuSeminar of Human-Forest Relationship Research Club “Art Research of Forests”We will explore the possibilities to produce new understanding on forests through arts and arts research – another way to forest knowledge. More information will be posted on the page of the Human-Forest Relationship Research Club.
23 October 2024, 9-ca. 20, Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki and remoteForest Sciences’ DayGeneral topic, programme outline and call for voluntary presentations will be published in spring 2024.
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Earlier events
25 January 2024, 17:00-18:30, House of Sciences and Letters, Room 208Workshop “New tools for multipurpose forest management planning” as a part of the Night of ScienceThe Night of Science is a block party for science and research, which is celebrated annually in January. Our Society organised a hands-on workshop on new digital tools for multipurpose forest management planning. Check the post of the event.
23 January 2024, 16:30 – 20:00, House of Sciences and LettersAnnual meeting (19 – 20) and seminar of Forest Biology Club (16:30 – 19:00)Statutory annual meeting issues; the seminar programme and schedule are on the page of the Forest Biology Club (in Finnish).
30 November 2023, 15 ->, House of Sciences and LettersAutumn meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest ScienceStatutory Autumn meeting issues and discussion on any topic the members wish to have on the meeting agenda. The programme is on the invitation page.
22 November 2023, 14-16 EET, remoteHuman-Forest Relationships Club, Scientific CoffeeMónica Hernández Morcillo (Eberswalde University), “A Regenerative Approach to Forestry: Insights from the Indigenous Culture Kogi”. Ask the Zoom-link to the event by e-mailing to tuulikki.halla()uef.fi. Follow the Scientific Coffees page.
25 October 2023, whole day, Viikki Campus of the University of HelsinkiForest Sciences’ Day
“Climate change in forests”
Talks of the he morning plenary sessions and the afternoon parallel sessions were recorded. Links to the plenary recordings are on the Forest Sciences’ Day page. The parallel session talks can be found through the page of each session. They are can reached through the links on the main page of Forest Sciences’ Day.
4 October 2023, 14-16 EEST, remoteHuman-Forest Relationships Club, Scientific CoffeeAnna Ott (SYKE, Finnish Environment Institute): Of clashing worlds and Sámi reindeer herders’ fight for preserving and renewing – An analysis of the conflict over forest in the Sámi homeland. To join the session, please contact tuulikki.halla(at)uef.fi to get the Zoom Link. More information on Scientific Coffees page.
22 August 2023, 13:00 – 16:00, Viikki Campus of the University Helsinki or remoteFAIR opening of research dataDuring the afternoon, we learned how to make the data Findable, how to ensure that they are Accessible to other scientists, what is required for data Interoperability and how to define which data may be Reusable and, thus, worth long-term preservation. We learned the practical steps for FAIRly opening research data. Programme, speakers and the links for recordings are on the event page. Seminar language was English.
16-17 May 2023, Jyväskylä“(Bio)diversity in forests” – Scientific multidisciplinary workshopOrganizers: Human-Forest Relationship Research Club together with Jyväskylä Wisdom, SOBIO-network and Junior Research Group: Mentalities in Flux – Imaginaries in Modern Circular Bio-Based Societies, University of Jena. Read more on the Event page.
9 May 2023Spring aspect excursion of the Forest Biology ClubProgramme (in Finnish) and registration link can be found in activities page of the Forest Biology Club. Register at latest on 3 May 2023.
19 April 2023 14-16, remote eventScientific Coffee Human-Forest RelationshipVirtual coffee and discussion event organised by the Human-Forest Research Club and Project Flumen – Mentalities in Flux of the University of Jena. Read more on the Virtual Coffee webpage.
4 April 2023, 15-17, House of Sciences and Letters, room 505Spring meeting of Finnish Society of Forest ScienceStatutory Spring Meeting items, awarding of grants and thesis prizes and Spring Meeting Lecture. The programme and link for remote participation registration are on the Spring meeting page.
15 February 2023, 16-17:30, remote eventAnnual meeting of Human-Forest Relationship Research ClubRequest the meeting link by e-mail from tuulikki.halla {at} uef.fi. The meeting will be immediately following the Scientific Coffee presentation in English on Estonian forest conflicts. More on the Annual meeting page.
15 February 2023 14-16, remote eventScientific Coffee Human-Forest RelationshipVirtual coffee and discussion event organised by the Human-Forest Research Club and Project Flumen – Mentalities in Flux of the University of Jena. Read more on the Virtual Coffee webpage.
14 February 2023, remote eventAnnual meeting of the Technology Club
8 February 2023 13:00-16:45, Suonenjoki or remoteAnnual meeting and seminar of the Silviculture ClubAnnual meeting 13:00-13:.50 and seminar on management of Norway spruce 14:00-16:45. Natural Resources Institute Finland, Suonenjoki (Juntintie 154, Suonenjoki). Seminar language was Finish.
24 January 2023, 16-20, House of Sciences and Letters, room 504 or remote participationAnnual meeting and seminar of the Forest Biology ClubSeminar on forest restoration from 16:15 through 18:30 and the annual meeting starting on 18:45.
18 January 2023, 14-15, remote event

Webinar on grant applications of Finnish Society of Forest ScienceWe gave first a short presentation on the most important instructions for applicants and thereafter the participants made questions. The webinar language will be English. Use this link for more information on grants and webinar participation instructions.
1 December 2022, 15:30, House of Sciences and Letters, Room 505 or remote participationAutumn Meeting of Finnish Society of Forest ScienceStatutory Autumn Meeting items e.g., acceptance of the plan of activities and budget for year 2023, and election of the chair and vice-chair of the Society, and election of board members to replace those whose term ends. Remote participation requires preregistration at latest on 29 Nov 2022. Agenda, and links to appendices.
26 October 2022 9:00 – ca. 20:00, Viikki Campus of the University of HelsinkiForest Sciences’ Day “Measurement and valuation of biological diversity”The event provides in one day a comprehensive review on the valuation of forest diversity. Read more
1-3 September 2022, Estonia
Excursion of the Finnish Society of Forest Science to EstoniaFinnish 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. Read more.
1 June 2022, 13-15 CET / 14-16 EEST, ONLINE EVENTScientific Coffee “Human-Forest-Relationships”Speaker Maija Halonen (University of Eastern Finland): Socio-economic forest relations in Northern peripheries. More information & preregistration in the event page: https://metsatiede.org/en/clubs/human-forest-relationship-research-club/scientific-coffees-on-human-forest-relationships/
27 April 2022, 14.30-16 CET / 15.30-17 EEST, ONLINE EVENTSPECIAL EVENT (as part of the 4th International Forest Policy Meeting): Scientific Coffee “Human-Forest-Relationships”People and forests – Developing the concepts and methodologies for researching human-forest-relationship and social relationships with nature (panel with four presentations).
More info: https://ifpm4.info/speakers-abstracts/#S1P2
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.fi/e/international-forest-policy-meeting-tickets-265031284707
29 March 2022 at 15:00, hybrid event, Auditorium 106, Forest Sciences Building, Viikki Campus of University of HelsinkiSpring meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest ScienceStatutory spring meeting items e.g., acceptance of the annual report and closing of books 2021, award of grants and thesis prizes and Spring meeting talk by a winner or winners of thesis prize. The agenda and link for registering to remote participation (deadline 25 March) are available here.
6 April 2022, 14-16, ONLINE EVENT
(13-15 CET)
Scientific Coffee “Human-Forest Relationships”Speaker: Dominik Menton-Enderlin (Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg, FVA): Qualitative and quantitative research results on psychological ownership among forest visitors in Germany. More information & preregistration on the event page.
15 February 2022 starting 12:00, Käpysali, Metla-talo, Yliopistokatu 6, JOENSUUAnnual meeting of the Silviculture Club and seminar “Roots and silviculture”Annual meeting 12-13, seminar 13-16, registration at latest on 6 Feb 2022 using the registration form on the event page. Event language will be Finnish.
14 February 2022, starting 16:00, ONLINE EVENTAnnual meeting and talk of the Human-Forest Relations Research ClubAnnual meeting 16-17; annual meeting talk by University Researcher Esa Ruuskanen, University of Oulu 17-18. Check the event page (in Finnish). Preregistration for receiving the webinar link by e-mailing to tuulikki.halla [ätt} uef.fi.
25 January 2022, 16:30-20:00, ONLINE EVENT with Zoom (Note the change)Annual meeting of the Forest Biology Club and seminar “Renewing forest certification standards and biodiversity in forestry”Seminar 16:30-19:00, annual meeting 19-20. Register at latest on 24 January 2022 by e-mail to niko.kulha {ät} luke.fi. Participation link will be sent only to registered participants. Programme can be read on the event page. Event language will be Finnish.