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 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.
  • Information letter – 2/2023 – Jäsentiedote

    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.
  • Recordings of the talks in the Forest Sciences’ Day “Climate change in forest” are now available

    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.
  • 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.