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50 years achievements and more ahead

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

The evening will be hosted by the current Trustees Suzette Weeding, John Simon, Brian Farmer, Nils Gunnersen, James Malone, Carlie Porteous and Cara Pearson. The chair Suzette Weeding will do 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.

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2021 course fully booked

The 2021 Gottstein Understanding wood science course is fully booked. A waiting list is operating for anyone still hoping to secure a place.

The course features a whole new field trip program upfront in the program - going on-site to some leading wood processing operations in northern Victoria.

The full book of participants registered come from all over Australia including the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. There are people from different parts of the supply chain too, which will make for valuable networking. The networking is an element that sometimes takes Gottstein course participants by surprise because it adds so much to their experience.

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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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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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