The Distinguished Service Award of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations: 1981 - 2019
In the forest-related community, service to IUFRO is recognized as a highly valued and prestigious professional and public activity that occurs in a voluntary capacity outside normal terms of employment. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was the third IUFRO award to be established, being approved in 1978 and awarded for the first time in 1981.
In the almost 40 years of its existence, the Distinguished Service Award has been bestowed on 114 scientists representing 31 countries from all continents. These scientists undertook not only their personal research, but also served in different capacities for IUFRO, starting with regular participation in meetings and extending to the management of various projects, research and working units, as well as in Divisions, Congress Organizing Committees and senior management bodies. Many of the awardees have an impressive record of service in IUFRO in various positions for over 25–30 and more years. Some even went on to become IUFRO Vice-Presidents and IUFRO Presidents.
Teplyakov, Victor K. 2020. The Distinguished Service Award of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations: 1981–2019. Vienna, IUFRO. 138 p.
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