Important events

This page contains links to some of the most important past events organised by the Finnish Society of Forest Science. We selected here only events, presentations of which are available or which can be linked to an open conference publication.

Scientists’ views on the forest law project, February 2013 (in Finnish)

Finnish Society of Forest Science invited leading forest scientists to discuss the forest law proposal, which was open for comments early 2013. The proposal became law in 2014. In the Forest Science Day of 2019, we reviewed the effects of the law in Finnish forests during the six year in force.

7th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models, Saariselkä, June 2013 (in English)

The functional-structural plant models (FSPMs) address the complex interaction between plant architecture and biological and physical processes driving plant production and development. They combine plant architecture, molecular genetics, plant physiology, and environmental influences with computer science and mathematics. The First International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models, emphasising trees, was organised in Finland in 1997. The Finnish Society of Forest Science, Finnish Forest Research Institute, and the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki jointly organised the seventh international conference on these models.

International Workshop on Forest Science Publishing, Helsinki, October 2015 (in English)

The initiative to establish the IUFRO Working Party 9.01.06 on forest science publishing was made in the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, USA. Finnish Society of Forest Science hosted the first activity of the Working Party, th International Workshop on Forest Science Publishing on 15-16 October 2015 in Helsinki. The workshop gathered editors of forest science journals and scientists interested in publishing from Europe, North America, and Australia for discussing timely topics on publishing forest science.

Open Forest Science, May 2018 (in English)

Open science has grown rapidly to a leading idea in sciences, especially in scholarly publishing. Finnish Society of Forest Science organised a whole day event on open science applications in forest sciences. After an introduction to open science, we discussed pros and cons of several open science initiatives, including open access publishing and open research data.

Finland as a trail blazer of forest research – current applications and future openings, May 2019 (in English with Finnish links)

Finnish Society of Forest Science was established on 29 April 1909. We celebrated our Society’s 110 years of work for Finnish forest sciences by means of a scientific seminar and a gala dinner on Friday, 10 May 2019. The scientific seminar was in the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki. The gala dinner was in Kiltasali, downtown Helsinki.

Open data in forest sciences – benefits, problems and future, December 2020 (in Finnish)

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.