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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Our latest bilingual information letter 2/2023 has been published. It includes the invitation to the autumn meeting of our Society on 30 Nov 2023, information on the recordings of the Forest Sciences' Day "Climate change in forest", early information on grant applications in 2024 and more.
- Finnish Society of Forest Science organised the traditional Forest Sciences’ Day on topic “Climate change in forests” on 25 October 2023. All plenary talks and most parallel session talks were recorded. You can now view the recordings on the web page of the Forest Sciences' Day.
- 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.