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 Forest Sciences’ Day “Climate change in forest” 25 Oct 2023

    Finnish Society of Forest Science organises the traditional Forest Sciences’ Day on topic “Climate change in forests” on 25 October 2023 in Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki with remote participation option. The programme has been published and registration will be open until 19 Oct 2023.
  • FAIR opening of research data: Recordings are available on our web site

    Most research funders and journals request the data to be opened following the FAIR principles. That is, the data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. What does this mean for the research process, from planning to data collection to analysis and finally to publication? Finnish Society of Forest Science organised in August a half-day hybrid seminar on FAIR opening of research data. View the recordings to learn the practical steps for FAIRly opening research data.
  • Information letter – 1 /2023 – Jäsentiedote

    The latest Finnish-English bilingual information letter of our Society contains the call for presentations to the Forest Sciences' Day on 25 Oct 2023, preliminary information on FAIR data seminar in August and thesis prizes 2023.
  • “(Bio)diversity in forests” – Scientific multidisciplinary workshop, 16.-17.5.2023 Jyväskylä

    Welcome to the multidisciplinary workshop for an intensive exchange among colleagues from various academic fields. Structured along three overarching themes “diverse forests”, “diverse human practices” and “diverse challenges and solutions” we are discussing structures, practices, and interpretations of forest use. The contributions focus on diverse meanings given to forests by various stakeholder groups and (local) […]
  • Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded the thesis prizes for M.Sc. thesis of Lauri Männistö and M.Sc. thesis of Janne Viljakainen

    Finnish Society of Forest Science awards annually prizes for excellent doctoral and Master’s theses accepted during the preceding year. The prizes of 2023 for two outstanding M.Sc. theses were published in the Spring meeting of the Society on 4 April 2023.