Joseph Buongiorno, Professor Emeritus of Forest Economics in the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, was awarded the 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. This award is often considered the “Nobel Prize of Forestry”, since it is the highest award in the field of Forestry and was, in fact, modeled on the Nobel Prize. Receiving the award recognizes Dr. Buongiorno’s original and groundbreaking development of forest sector economic models (TAMM and PAPYRUS) and their extension to the global forest products model (GFPM). Buongiorno, along with his two other Wallenberg co-awardees of 2023, laid the groundwork for global forest sector modelling on both national and international scales back in the 1980s and onward. The importance of these models is still realized today. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2023 will be presented by His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm in November this year.
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