The deadline for submission of nomination materials for IUFRO awards is May 15, 2023. The specific awards are:
The Scientific Achievement Award: Up to ten awards. In recognition of distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award: One per IUFRO Division. To recognize path-breaking doctoral dissertations completed in the period 2018-2023 within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Science: One per IUFRO Division. Recognizes outstanding individual achievements in forest science made by Masters degree students (or equivalent) completed in the period 2018-2023, in order to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
Best Poster Award: recognizes distinguished poster presentations during the IUFRO World Congress by under-graduate students, graduate students, and individuals who completed their graduate degrees up to 7 years prior to the congress. For this award, the corresponding author of the poster indicates consideration for the award during the abstract submission process.
Further information on the awards, who is eligible to prepare nominations for consideration, and nomination forms can be found here:
You are encouraged to consider nominating colleagues and the Honours and Awards Committee looks forward to receiving the nomination materials.
Division 3 Coordinator
Dear Division 3,
Most of us do not have the possibility to attend PhD dissertations in other countries, but here is a possibility.
So take the chance to listen in on presentations and academic discussions on an interesting topic!
You are all invited to virtually attend the PhD dissertation of Malin Johansson.
The title of the thesis is Balancing the flow of wood and use of machinery in harvesting operations: new perspectives on how to improve performance in the wood supply chain<https://res.slu.se/id/publ/121520>.
The dissertation is held on April 28th at 1:00 PM Central European Summer Time (GMT+2).
For those not familiar with Swedish PhD dissertations, the first hour will be presentations of the thesis, first by the respondent and then by the opponent. Then there will be a short break, and after that follows about 1-2 hours of discussion between the respondent and first the opponent and then the evaluation committee.
When attending the webinar, you can only see and listen - and can naturally join and leave as you please, without disturbing the dissertation.
Very welcome, and please pass this invitation on to those you think have interest in it!
// Ola Lindroos
Join Zoom Webinar:
Please click this URL to join. https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/63928562308
Malin's academic supervisor group consists of Prof. Ola Lindroos, Dr Emanuel Erlandsson and Dr Thomas Kronholm, Dept. of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, SLU, Umeå, Sweden.
The thesis is the result of an industrial PhD project, so Malin has been employed by and located at Stora Enso in Falun, Sweden, during her doctoral education.
Per Olsson is her manager at Stora Enso, and the company's contact person for the project.
Professor Luc Lebel, Département des sciences de bois et de la forêt, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
Professor Thomas Purfürst, University of Freiburg, Germany.
Dr Janine Schweier, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland.
Associate Professor Bruce Talbot, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Stand-in member of the evaluation committee:
Dr Lars Sängstuvall, Dept. of Forest Resource Management, SLU, Umeå, Sweden.
Chair for the dissertation
Dr Carola Häggström, Dept. of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, SLU, Umeå, Sweden.
Ola Lindroos, PhD
Professor of Forest Operations
Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Forest Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
SE-901 83 Umeå, SWEDEN
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17
Phone: +46 90 786 86 36
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We are glad to invite you for the next Division 3 webinar series, Research Group 3.01.00, about Digitalization in Forest Operations.
The event will be done in two online sessions of 1:30h each, on April 13th and April 20th. It will count with 4 presentations of 15 minutes, with speakers from academy and companies, bringing both, disruptive and already applied technologies. Please see the flyer attached with the complete program.
The registration can be done using the link<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SpyXGitPfg67zyBZmCCXb8SVHgDt5av5ifiC54XD4p…>.
This event is also a parallel initiative to promote the Special Issue on Digitalization of Forest Operations, of Forest Engineering Journal. We encourage you to share with your community and submit manuscripts, using the link.<https://bit.ly/3MUjUce>
Angelo Conrado de A. Moura
PhD Student on Bioenergy Programme - UNESP/Brazil
IUFRO Unit 3.01.00 Deputy
Professor Raffaele Cavalli
Università degli Studi di Padova - Italy
IUFRO Unit 3.01.00 Coordinator
Dr Janine Schweier
Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL) - Switzerland