Chavasse Travel Award
When the NZIF Foundation was established by the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in December 2011, the Trustees agreed to take over the Chavasse Travel Award.
|Purpose:||The NZIF Foundation Chavasse Travel Award is open to:
The award recognises forestry excellence and personal integrity, and aims to reward the clear dissemination and presentation of results.
The Chavasse Travel Award is funded from the Foundation’s general funding.
Size and term of Award
|An annual award of up to $3,500 is offered|
|Closed for 2023. The Chavasse Travel Award Application|
|Background information||Geoff Chavasse came to New Zealand from England in 1950 to work for the NZ Forest Service. He spent time in Southland, the West Coast and Head office, before transferring to the Forest Research Institute in Rotorua in 1968. He joined NZIF in 1951, served as Editor of the Journal from 1970 to 74, a Councillor and as President of the Institute from 1978 to 1980 and in 1994 he received the Institute’s supreme award, the Kirk Horn Flask.|
RECORD OF AWARDS
|2023||Serajis Salekin, Senior Forest Scientist, Scion||To present a research title, "Carbon sequestration potential of plantation forests tree species in New Zealand: A comparative study"at 5th international congress on planted forests, Nairobi, Kenya, November 2023||$3,500|
|2019||Bernadett Nanayakkara||To enable Bernadett to attend the 2019 IUFRO World Conference in Curitiba, Brazil||$3,500|
|2016||Paul Silcock, Waikato manager for the forest management and consulting company NZ Forestry||To enable Paul to attend the 2016 Redwood Symposium in California to present the first year’s results from a research project the Sequoia Action Group is undertaking with Scion with funding from the Sustainable Forestry Fund.||$3,500|
|2015||Peter Edwards, post-doctoral researcher at Lincoln University||To assist Peter to travel to Belarus to teach forest and land use governance and to develop a forest policy teaching and research programme, which he expects to be able to deliver at Lincoln.||$3,500|
|2014||Rhys Millar, forestry adviser of Ahika Consulting Ltd., in Dunedin.||To assist Mr Millar to travel to the United Kingdom to research and learn lessons from the managers of FSC and PEFC certification schemes for small forest owners.||$3,500|
|2013||Stefania Pizzirani, Ph.D. student at Massey University||To assist with expenses to attend and make an oral presentation at the 7th International Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology at the University of Ulsan in South Korea.||$2,615|
|2012||Dr Stephanie Rotarangi||To assist her to travel to Ireland to attend an IUFRO conference.||$3,500|