Prestigious Australian forestry award announcedThe Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) recognises outstanding service to the profession of forestry in Australia with the Norman W. Jolly Medal. Yesterday IFA National President, Mr Rob de Fégely, announced CSIRO forestry scientist Dr Sadanandan Nambiar as the latest recipient of the Institute’s highest award.
Mr De Fégely says that “I am delighted to make this announcement as Sadanandan is a very worthy recipient. He is an eminent forest scientist internationally recognised as a leader in research on sustainable productivity and management of forests,” he said.
“Internationally, Sadanandan has been a tireless advocate of research into the potential of man-made forests, agro-forests and woodlands as land use systems that can foster both economic prosperity and environmental benefits for society,” said Mr De Fégely.
“Sadanandan is widely recognised as a science leader and a generous mentor by colleagues in Australia and internationally. He is an active Honorary Fellow in CSIRO Ecosystems Sciences, Canberra spending significant time supporting forestry in developing countries, especially Southeast Asia, championing sustainable forestry for rural development and poverty alleviation.”
Mr de Fégely will present the medal to Sadanandan at the Institute’s Biennial Conference to be held in Canberra 7-11 April 2013.
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