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

  • Programme of the Forest Science Day on 26 October 2021 and registration

    Forest Science Day "Research-Based Knowledge in the Use of Forests" will be organised as a webinar. Programme of the morning plenary, afternoon parallel sessions and late afternoon plenary is now available on the page of the event. Zoom link to the event will be send only to pre-registered delegates. The registration link is open until 21 October 2021 on the event page.
  • Forest from a Human Sciences’ Perspective – A new science club has been established

    The Human-Forest Relationship Research Club (Metsäsuhdeklubi) was accepted on the 1 March 2021 as a science club in the Finnish Society of Forest Science with the goal of promoting forest-related research in humanities, behavioural sciences and social sciences. The newly formed science club enables interdisciplinary communication and adds a new perspective in the field of […]
  • Information letter – 2/2021 – jäsentiedote

    The latest bilingual information letter, 2/2021, is now available. It includes decisions of the Spring meeting of our Society, information on the new transparency and openness guidelines of our journal and call for talk proposals to the Forest Science Day "Research-based knowledge in the use of forests" on 26 October 2021.
  • Grantees / Apurahan saajat 2021

    Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded in the Sring meeting on 6 April 2021 five research grants, total of 73,316 €, three travel grants, total of 3,895 €, and a 1,000 € grant for digitising and open publishing of the history of the Finnish Forest Research Institute.
  • Finnish Society of Forest Science awarded the thesis prizes for doctoral dissertations of Dr Jiri Pyörälä and Dr Kaisa Rissanen, and for M.Sc. thesis of Hanna Joronen

    Finnish Society of Forest Science awards annually prizes for excellent doctoral and Master’s theses accepted during the preceding year. This year, prizes for excellent doctoral dissertations were awarded to Dr Jiri Pyörälä for his work “Assessing wood properties in standing timber with laser scanning” and Dr Kaisa Rissanen for her work “Scots pine resin and BVOC emissions in relation to tree water dynamics”. Ms Hanna Joronen received the prize for her M.Sc. thesis “Factors affecting bending strength and modulus of elasticity in juvenile and mature wood of downy birch and modelling them with linear mixed-effect models” (in Finnish).
  • Information Letter – 1/2021 – Jäsentiedote

    The new bilingual (Finnish - English) Information Letter of our Society has just been published. It includes the invitation to our Spring meeting on 6 April 2021. In the news, we tell about acceptance of the Forest Science Day to the programme of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge and establishment of a new club in our Society. The club, Metsäsuhdeklubi, promotes humanities and social science research on forest.