The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Digital Ceremony and Symposium

Predicting Forest Details from a Distance

October 26, 2021, 09.00-11.30 CEST

Welcome to the  Marcus Wallenberg Prize Digital Ceremony and Symposium where we will honor the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize laureates Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring and Nicholas C Coops.

Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring and Nicholas C Coops receive the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for their groundbreaking work in developing forest growth models based on tree ecophysiology, and further development of these models to widespread geospatial forest analysis using remote sensing techniques, the 3PG model (Physiological Processes Predicting Growth). Together these scientists fundamentally changed our understanding of forest growth, providing new, spatially explicit tools that are routinely used by forest managers, scientists and policy makers. Understanding of the forest biomass and subsequently the carbon sink scenarios across large areas is currently of utmost importance when developing tools for climate change mitigation globally.

Very welcome!

Marcus Wallenberg
Chairman of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Event details

Date: October 26, 2021, at 09.00-11.30 CEST

The digital ceremony and symposium attendance is free of charge and open for everyone.

Registration to be made by October 25, 2021.

A recording of the ceremony and symposium will be distributed to registered persons after the event.

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.
Learn more: mwp.org

Prof. Nicholas C Coops,
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Joseph J Landsberg,
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prof. Richard H Waring,
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Oregon, USA

Agenda

Moderator: Prof. Daniel Binkley, Senior Advisor of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize, USA

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Prize Ceremony

Marcus Wallenberg will present the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize to the laureates
Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring and Nicholas C Coops

Mr. Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Acceptance speech

Prof. Richard H Waring, 
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Oregon, USA

How forests grow: an ecophysiologist’s perspective

Prof. Annika Nordin,
Member of the Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

Context, development, and fledgling of 3PG

Prof. Joseph J Landsberg, 
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Scaling from stands across landscapes: remote sensing with forest process modeling

Prof. Nicholas C Coops,
Co-Recipient of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Vancouver, Canada

The present and future of process modeling and plantation yields

Prof. José Luiz Stape, 
Sao Paulo State University UNESP, Brazil

Connecting local, regional and global effects of forests on climate

Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz, 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany 

Connecting forest to the global carbon

Prof. Gert-Jan Nabuurs,
Selection Committee member of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize,
Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

For more information

Sara Kvarfordh, Communication Manager of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Mail: sara.kvarfordh@mwp.org Tel: +46 70 2344590.