The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, accepted 10 new fellows in the Forestry section on the 12th of December. One of them was Anders Portin, Indufor’s Senior Consultant. The Forestry section of the Academy has a total of 70 members from Sweden and 25 from other countries.
The Academy’s Forest section deals with issues that directly relate to silviculture and utilisation of the forest as a natural resource, including pulp and paper mills and saw mills and marketing in theory and practice, together with specific educational and advisory questions, hunting and the environmental issues that are associated with the responsibilities of this sector. The Academy’s fellows come from research, practice and industry. The Academy is an active forum for science and practical experience. The Academy is also an independent and critical review organisation, which for society’s benefit shall promote ecologically, ethically and socially sustainable and therefore financially viable use and care of the earth, forests, plants, animals, water and air.
Also Professor Antti Asikainen from the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA) was nominated. The new international fellows are from Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Italy. The fellowship is for life.
The newly elected fellows will receive their formal fellowship in the 202th gathering on the 28th of January 2014 in the presence of the King Carl XVI Gustaf.
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