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.
- 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. Time for preliminary registration is extended till 10 May 2022.
Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded the thesis prizes for doctoral dissertation of Dr Tuomas Yrttimaa and for M.Sc. thesis of Esko KarvinenFinnish 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.
- Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded four research grants, total of 61,123 € and three travel grants, total 5,500 € in the Spring meeting 29 March 2022. The Society received 15 research grant applications, total 314,388 €. Thus, only 20 % could be funded. Half of travel grant applications got funding.
- Spring meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest Science will be on Tuesday 29 March 2022 at 15:00 as a hybrid meeting. The place will be Auditorium 106 (ls B5) of the Forest Sciences Building at Viikki Campus of University of Helsinki. Participation on site does not require registration. Remote participants must register at latest on 25 March 2022.
Invitation: Survey about the membership of learned societies and of the readership of scholarly journalsThe Federation for Finnish Learned Societies is studying the membership of learned societies and we ask you to spend a few minutes to take part in this survey. By taking part in this survey, you will give valuable information about the membership of Finnish Society of Forest Science. Every answer is important. It takes about 15 minutes to fill the survey. Respondents can participate in a draw of #minätutkin t-shirts and books from Tiedekirja.