Tolulope Daramola, a member of the African Forest Forum has won the IUFRO student award for excellence in forest sciences.He won the award for outstanding achievements in research in his Master’s thesis “Assessment of nitrogen fertilization on growth yield and carbon storage in above-ground biomass of a managed Douglas-fir forest stand in the Pacific Northwest and the application in sub-Saharan Africa”.
The award consists of a certificate and the most economical cost of air travel to attend the XXIV IUFRO World Congress to be held from 5-11 October, 2014 in Salt Lake City, USA where he will be presented with the award in a special sub-plenary session. He will also be given the opportunity to highlight the results of his research at the Congress.
Daramola will participate in a panel discussion where the winners of the ISA and IUFRO Outstanding Doctoral Research Award present experiences gained during their Master’s thesis research.
“We hope that this award will encourage you to conduct further research in your chosen field, make further contributions to forestry and other related fields, and inspire other young scientists to undertake forestry research’ reads part of a letter signed by Prof. Niels Elers Koch,  IUFRO President and Prof. Shirong Liu  Chair, IUFRO Honours and Awards Committee.
He is also expected to play an active part in IUFRO’s research activities in future. 
AFF takes this opportunity to congratulate Daramola for this outstanding achievement which will inspire other young researchers in this field.