Building of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry in StockholmThe Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry in Stockholm (Photo: Johan Fredriksson published under CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

Last week on November 10, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry has elected 23 new fellows. Among them are Stefan Jansson and Olivier Keech, both group leaders at UPSC and Umeå University, and Isabella Hallberg Sramek, who is PhD student in Annika Nordin’s group at SLU. Both Stefan Jansson and Olivier Keech will join the General Section of the academy while Isabella Hallberg Sramek will be part of the Forestry Section.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry is an independent organisation that works with questions regarding agriculture, horticulture, food, forest and forest products, fishing and aquaculture, the environment and natural resources. Its mission is to promote these fields and also activities associated with them through support from science and practical experience and to the benefit of society. They emphasise the importance of green industries and aim to highlight all aspects related to it.

Academy fellows are chosen because of their outstanding knowledge and experience in their respective field of work bringing in different professional backgrounds and competences. The General Section, that Stefan Jansson and Olivier Keech will join, deals with cross cutting questions of all fields the academy is working with. The forestry section, to which Isabella Hallberg Sramek is elected, focusses on questions related to management and usage of forests as natural resource. Since before, Stefan Jansson is fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

More information:

Links to the announcements of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (in Swedish):
https://www.ksla.se/2022/11/10/nya-ledamoter-i-kslas-allmanna-avdelning/
(General Section)
https://www.ksla.se/2022/11/10/nya-ledamoter-i-kslas-skogsavdelning/ (Forestry Section)

Information about the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry