Forestry is a major business sector in the Nordic countries. Forests have a key role in the terrestrial ecosystems, and they are used by many people for recreation, hunting or earning their living. The central role of the forest is also reflected in the active research and development. The Nordic countries are taking a leading position in many fields of forest science.
SNS-funded research in the form of ongoing and closed networks, research projects and CARs has produced a wide range of results of interest to the forest research community at large, decision makers, forest owners and practitioners.
SNS research can be divided into the following types of research collaboration: