Seed orchard thesis are awarded!
A seed orchard thesis got "Outstanding Doctoral Research Award" 2010
The awardee was Finnvid Prescher and the PhD thesis Seed Orchards – Genetic Considerations on Function, Management and Seed Procurement
Seed orchard thesis got "Outstanding Doctoral Research Award" 2005
The awardee was Kyu-Suk Kang and the PhD thesis Genetic gain and gene diversity of seed orchard crops
Conclusion: Seed orchard research is fully recognized by IUFRO
Remark: The International Union of Forest Research (IUFRO) has world conferences each 5th year. The last conference took place in Seoul in August 2010. Previous conferences took place in 2000 and 2005. At this occasions IUFRO shares award. One Award is "Outstanding Doctoral Research Award" (ODRA). ODRA recognizes outstanding individual achievements and can be regarded as the best recent doctor thesis in the world. ODRA awards are given to the field of each IUFRO division. Division 2 deals with physiology and genetics. There are some hundred PhD thesis to select among at each occasion.