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 Tatiana Stankova, Associate Professor (Department of Forest Genetics, Physiology and Plantations) at the Forest Research Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the 2020 Silvicultural Prize in recognition of her paper: Effect of spacing, parental genotype and harvesting cycle on biomass production in two half-sib progenies of Robinia pseudoacacia L. published in Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, Volume 93, Issue 4.
Speaking on behalf of the team who developed the study and authored the article, Dr Stankova said:
“I wish to express our gratitude for the honour of receiving the Silvicultural Prize from the Institute of the Chartered foresters for 2020. We are happy to know that our efforts and enthusiasm have been internationally recognised and our results were rated so high.”
Dr Gary Kerr, Editor-in-Chief of Forestry, said:
“This paper is an excellent example of how a small experiment can, when the results are well analysed, make a significant contribution to sustainable forest management. Specifically in this study, how the variables of spacing, genotype and harvesting cycle can affect the production of woody biomass of Robinia pseudoacacia.”
ICF members can read the 2020 Silvicultural Prize-winning paper in full on the Forestry website.