2024 Understanding Forest Science coming to Qld

2024 Understanding Forest Science coming to Qld

The program will feature forest/plantation field trips over two days and many subject experts are expected to deliver presentations across the week. The course runs from Sunday afternoon 28th July to lunchtime Friday 2nd August 2024. The course has proven to be useful for people at any stage of their career and from a wide array of industry roles. Course convenor Helen Murray notes, “feedback from course participants, including professional foresters, confirms they get a lot out of the program. So we can confidently recommend it."

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Learning and networking at Coffs Harbour

Learning about  involvement of local Aboriginal people, of all ages, and the importance for them of cultural burning in north coast NSW forests was one aspect of the Gottstein Understanding Forest Science 2023 course. The group also gained a glimpse into local Aboriginal cultural heritage at a learning session at Sealy Lookout, with a welcoming Giingan Gumbaynggirr First Nation’s guide.

 


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Learning and networking at Coffs Harbour
Great program for 2023 Wood Science course

Great program for 2023 Wood Science course

Participants can look forward to another interesting course program as well as have fun alongside other industry people at the next Understanding Wood Science course coming up in November. The new format which launched last year went down well.  “I loved it all!  Great mix of look, listen and do learning!" summed up one happy attendee. Don't miss out - register now.

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Fellowship boost for research leader’s career

The Gottstein Fellowship was the start of an important career trajectory.

In 2003 I was awarded a Gottstein Fellowship to travel to Scotland following the completion of my PhD in the School of Zoology at the University of Tasmania. This was an exciting opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to take the skills I had gained in understanding natural plant defences against herbivores in a eucalypt/possum system to investigate similar questions in a different system on the other side of the world." ...

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Fellowship boost for research leader’s career
Gottstein Trust Grants Opened March 2023

Gottstein Trust Grants Opened March 2023

The 2023 round of the Gottstein Trust flagship grants were open for applications between 1st March and 5th May 2023.

Each year three types of grants are available:

  • Skills Development Grant open to anyone in the forest and wood products value chain who wants to build their skills.
  • Scholarship Grant for TAFE and University students who are studying in a field of study relevant to a future career within the forestry and wood products sector.
  • Gottstein Fellowship supporting early to mid-career individuals to undertake a special project that can be demonstrated to be of benefit to the industry.

Applicants will find eligibility criteria and online application forms here.

50 years achievements and more ahead

All associated with the Trust were delighted to mark the 50th anniversary at a celebration in Canberra at the National Press Club on 22nd June 2021.

The evening was hosted by the current Trustees Suzette Weeding, John Simon, Brian Farmer, Nils Gunnersen, James Malone, Carlie Porteous and Cara Pearson. The chair Suzette Weeding did the honours with an address of thanks and celebration of the Trust’s significant impact and benefit for the industry and a look into the future. Guests were joined by many Gottstein Fellow alumni and Evan Dunstone, a master furniture designer and maker who was awarded a Fellowship for a study tour to Sweden

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50 years achievements and more ahead

Our Supporters

Thank you to all donors! The Trust continues to invest in raising the capability of individuals who are involved with the forest and wood products industry due to the ongoing support of annual donations from companies and individuals.

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