Dr David Forrester awarded 2022 Silvicultural Prize

The Percy Stubbs and John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture (Silvicultural Prize) is awarded annually for work advancing the sector’s knowledge of silviculture published in the Institute’s prestigious journal Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research.

We are delighted to award Dr David Forrester, Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the 2022 Silvicultural Prize in recognition of the paper: Growth and structural changes in Swiss uneven-aged forests over 100 years, and comparisons between 15 uneven-aged forest types of Europe, North America and Australia published in Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, Volume 95, Issue 2, April 2022.

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Dr David Forrester said:

“It is an honour to receive the Silvicultural Prize for 2022. I am very grateful for this recognition of our work, and to the many people who contributed to the collection of the data during the past 117 years. We are delighted that our publication is considered by the Editors to advance our knowledge of silviculture.”

With a particular interest in forest ecology in relation to productivity and silviculture, and how these influence light, water, nutrient and carbon cycles, Dr Forrester’s current research focusses on modelling productivity and carbon stocks across terrestrial ecosystems in Australia. He is currently based in Canberra and has degrees from the Australian National University. Dr Forrester has co-authored over 130 journal articles and has twice been named as Australia’s leading research leader in forests and forestry by The Australian Research Magazine.

The 2022 Silvicultural Prize-winning paper can be read online by visiting the Forestry website.

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