Seventh International Faustmann Symposium

School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

1 - 3 April 2023

Themes of the Symposium include:

  1. Economic analysis of forest investment, forest policy and new developments in the forest sector including the bioeconomy
  2. New theoretical developments of deterministic and stochastic even- and uneven-aged models for better understanding of the economics of forest resources management
  3. Empirical and practical applications for optimal timber production at the stand, forest and regional levels, including studies on tropical forestry and agroforestry
  4. Studies that integrate timber production with preferences for ecosystem-services, biodiversity and other forest values, including economic studies on forestry and climate change

Call for Papers

Abstracts must be submitted by 1st November 2022 to  Abstracts and papers should be in English. Authors will be notified regarding acceptance by 30th November 2022. 

Any questions regarding the call for papers may be directed to David Evison at:


To honour and celebrate this occasion, the First International Faustmann Symposium was held on October 1999 at the Hunting Castle of Kranichstein at Darmstadt, Germany. October was chosen because it was October, 1849, when Martin Faustmann wrote the paper, and Darmstadt was chosen because it was the place where the paper was written.

The First International Faustmann Symposium was a cornerstone in the Faustmann revival. It did not only outstandingly boost the economic research of forestry, in addition, it oriented forest economics to a mathematical style of analysis.

 After the First International Faustmann Symposium, further symposia followed. The Second International Faustmann Symposium was held in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, USA in 2005; the third in Darmstadt, Germany, again in 2009; the fourth in Saariseklä, Lapland, Finland in 2012; the fifth in Beijing, China in 2016; and the sixth in Darmstadt, Germany in 2019. The upcoming Seventh International Faustmann Symposium will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand. We would like to invite all interested parties to attend the Symposium.

The Preliminary Programme is now available to download - a final programme will be released nearer to the Symposium.

Registration is now open for the Symposium and delegates are asked to complete the registration form and email this back to The Registration form includes two links that will take you directly to a secure online payment system at University of Canterbury. Payment is by Visa only. There are two separate links - the first is for the symposium and the second for the field trip if you wish to attend this. 

Symposium Registration is $NZ500.00

Field Trip is $NZ100.00

Accommodation is predominantly based in the Central City. Hotels closer to the University and near a bus route to the University are:

Chateau on the Park by DoubleTree Hilton, 189 Deans Avenue (on corner of Deans Avenue and Kilmarnock Street, opposite Hagley Park)
Chateau on the Park are offering a 15% discount on the Best Available Rate at the time of booking. No rooms are being pre-held; visa is required at the time of booking and a 24 hour cancellation policy will apply. Please using this booking link.

Bus # 29 - Airport/City - stops on Deans Avenue - 2 minute walk to Chateau on the Park
Bus # 130 – Hei Hei/Avonhead – stops on Kilmarnock Street and outside Forestry Road

ParkView on Hagley, cnr Riccarton and Deans Avenue (opposite Hagley Park)

Bus # 5 – Rolleston/New Brighton, cnr Riccarton Road down to Clyde Road and 5 minute walk to Forestry

Commodore Airport Hotel, 449 Memorial Avenue (near airport, bus to campus)
Bus # 29 – Airport/City, get off at Clyde Road and c. 10 minute walk to Forestry

For bus routes and timetables: 

Organising Committee:

Bruce Manley
David Evison
Mark Bloomberg
Jeanette Allen


Programme Committee:

David Evison
Peter Deegen
Richard Brazee