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

  • Workshop on digital tools for multipurpose forest management planning were presented in the Night of Science on 25 Jan 2024

    Finnish Society of Forest Science participated in the Night of Science by organising a workshop on “New tools for multipurpose forest management planning”. The participants used the peatland forest simulator SUSI for studying how temperature and rainfall changes affect forest growth and carbon balance in drained peatlands as well as on the nutrient load from drained peatlands to inland waters. With another simulator, the participants estimated long-term logging possibilities and effect of various harvesting strategies on forest growth and carbon sinks at regional level.
  • Information letter – 1/2024 – Jäsentiedote

    Our Society's newest bilingual (Finnish-English) information letter is now available. It informs about the coming grant application period 22 Jan to 16 Feb 2024, decisions made in the Autumn Meeting 2023, data and code openness requirements in our journals, Night of Science on 25 Jan 2024 and about several club seminars and webinars.
  • Annual General Assembly of the Human-Forest Relations Research Club 7th February 2024

    Human-Forest Relationship Research Club organizes its annual general assembly (online) at Wednesday 7th February 2023 EEST 4pm – 6pm. The annual meeting will be preceded by the first HFR Scientific Coffee session of the year, with an introduction on connection of arts and forest research. AGENDA 14.00 – 16.00HFR Scientific Coffee: presentation and discussion (in […]
  • Changes in the Editorial Office

    Professor Teppo Hujala form the University of Eastern Finland steps down from his responsibilities as the Editor-in-Chief of Metsätieteen aikakauskirja, our journal published in national languages of Finland. The new EiC is Senior Lecturer Risto Kasanen from the University of Helsinki.
  • Invitation to the autumn meeting on 30 November 2023

    Autumn meeting of the Finnish Society of Forest Science will be held on Thursday 30 November 2023 at 15:00 in Room 505 of the House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki). The meeting is open for all ordinary and honorary members of the Society, and to the representatives of supporting members who must present an authorisation from the supporting member. Remote participation will be possible by registering through the link on the invitation page at latest on 28 November 2023.