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    ICF and Forestry launch forest economics prize

    A new award has been launched by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, to celebrate research on forest economics. The Forest Economics Prize will be awarded to the best paper on this subject accepted for publication in Forestry.

    The Forest Economics Prize will be adjudicated by a Prize Committee, who will look for innovative papers that inform policies and practice affecting the sustainable management of forests, woodlands and trees. The committee includes renowned forest economists Professor Hans Fredrik Hoen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Professor Niels Strange, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Professor Riitta Hänninen, Natural Resources Institute, Finland.

    The submission period for the inaugural award is 1 April 2015 to 29 February 2016. A winner will be announced in March 2016, who will be invited to receive their award at the Institute’s annual conference in April.

    Forestry’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Gary Kerr, commented on the new award:

    “Forest Economics is one of the key areas of knowledge for professional foresters but over the years Forestry has only published a small number of papers on this subject. To help raise the profile of the journal amongst forest economists throughout the world our Editor, Dr. Anssi Ahtikoski, came up with the idea of awarding a prize to the best paper that is published before the end of February 2016. This is a new venture for the journal and we are looking forward to seeing what papers are submitted and which will be honoured with the prize!”

    For more information, visit the Forestry website.

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