Vilis Brukas is professor of forest planning since 1 March 2021. His inauguration lecture has the title "Forest policy and planning – meeting societal challenges in the times of change".
There are great national differences in the way forests are governed, making forest policy an exciting area for comparative analyses. Vilis Brukas researches a variety of forest policy issues, and has previously investigated the instrumentation of forest policies and the interface between policy and planning in several European countries. He currently leads a large Swedish project examining forest owners’ preferences and knowledge acquisition. This project also develops advisory services to promote more diversified forest management, and pilots novel forest management plans that can better accommodate owners’ needs and landscape perspective in planning.
Portrait, taken by Pär Fornling