To recognise distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by the Union.
Awards will be made for outstanding research published in:
• scientific journals
• proceedings of scientific meetings or books, or
• appropriate patents, or
• other relevant evidence that clearly demonstrates the importance of the nominee’s achievements to the advancement of regional or world forestry or forest research The results may be from significant research of a highly original nature or from an extended period of major accomplishment in a particular field.
Other criteria or judgement are dissemination of results, implementation of knowledge, methods or techniques in practical forestry and skilled research management (success in publications, meetings, funding, etc. in a larger group than the individual) and
involvement in IUFRO activities.
2005 : Joseph Buongiorno (USA), Shashi Kant (Canada), David Karnosky (USA), Victor Lieffers (Canada), P K Nair (USA), David Peterson (USA), Rémy Petit (France), John R Spence (USA), John Turner (Australia), S Y Tony Zhang (Canada)