Israel af Ström

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Israel af Ström

Israel af Ström (5 September 1778 – 24 October 1856) was a Swedish forest researcher and founder of Sweden's national Forestry Institute.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1838.

He also wrote the main textbook about Forestry in Sweden entitled "Förslag till en Förbättrad Skogshushållning i Sverige” (A Proposal for Improved Forest Husbandry in Sweden). The latter was the only book on the subject for over 100 years.[1]


  1. ^ Sverdrup, H.; Stjernquist, Ingrid (2013-04-18). Developing Principles and Models for Sustainable Forestry in Sweden. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9789401598880.