The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.

Conceptual framework and pioneering research for advanced understanding of lignin

The 2024 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Prof John Ralph and Prof Wout Boerjan

Global forests under pressure: Impacts on economy and climate

Recording of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium 2023 held in honour of the MWP 2023 laureates Drs Darius Adams, Joseph Buongiorno, and Richard Haynes.

Groundbreaking economic models for integrated analysis of the forest sector

The 2023 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Drs Darius Adams, Joseph Buongiorno and Richard Haynes.

Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres.

Reflections on Ceremony & Symposium

Even though we couldn’t meet in person during this year’s event due to the corona pandemic situation, large efforts and a lot of hard work by..

Getting a grip on climate effects

We want more of everything from the forests. At the same time, climate change will give us faster growing forests – but also greater risks. The Swedish Forest Agency is now introducing the process-based..

31 May deadline for nominations

Individuals and institutions are invited to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize between 1 March and 31 May 2021. The Prize is awarded to scientific achievements of importance..

Simplicity explains the success

Open access was important to the researchers developing the 3PG model, adopted worldwide by both science and forestry. The simple and powerful tool to predict forest growth is awarded the 2020 Marcus..

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Mikael Hannus

Executive Secretary of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation


Marcus Wallenberg Foundation SE-791 80 Falun, Sweden