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Victor Jason

National Forest Research Institutes cover a substantial share of forest research capacity in Europe. These are federal or state institutes, which differ in their mandate, duties, legal status and funding, but they also have important things in common:

  • Their core issue is research on forest ecosystems and their sustainable management;
  • Their core mission is to support and serve economic sectors and policies. The focus has expanded beyond tradional forestry to a broader scope including environment, rural development, national sustainability strategies, etc.;
  • The core tasks are applied forest research, knowledge transfer and long-term forest monitoring.


The most common fields of activities of these institutes are as follows: Forest technology; Forest ecology and management; Forest genetics, physiology and pathology; Forest protection; Forest economics and socio-economics of forestry. Beside these, many institutes have other subject areas and also additional duties to fill.

Source: Houllier et al. 2005. Future forest research strategy for a knowledge based forest cluster: An asset for a sustainable Europe. EFI Discussion Paper 11.

237 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Aalto Yliopisto - Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu - Puunjalostustekniikan laitos
    • Aalto University - School of Chemical Technology - Department of Forest Products Technology
  2. Abant Izzet Baysal Üniversitesi - Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü
    • Abant Izzet Baysal University - Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology
  3. Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali (AISF)
    • Italian Academy of Forest Sciences
  4. AgroParisTech - l'Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement
    • AgroParisTech - Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences
  5. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen
    • University of Freiburg - Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
  6. Aleksandro Stulginskio Universitetas - Miškų ir Ekologijos Fakultetas
    • Aleksandras Stulginskis University - Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology
  7. Alterra
    • Wageningen UR - Alterra
  8. Association for Tree-Ring Research
  9. Avdelningen för träteknologi, Luleå Tekniska Universitet - LTU
    • Division of Wood Science and Engineering, Luleå Technological University - LTU
  10. Batı Akdeniz Ormancılık Araştırma Müdürlüğü
    • Western Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute
  11. Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft
    • Bavarian Forest Institute
  12. BC (BioComposites)
  13. Berner Fachhochschule - Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (HAFL)
    • Bern University of Applied Sciences - School of Agicultural, Forest and Food Sciences; Haute école spécialisée bernoise - Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  14. Bundesamt für Wald (BFW)
    • Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft; Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape; Federal Forest Office
  15. Bundesamt für Wald (BFW) - Institut für Waldschutz
    • BFW Institute of Forest Protection
  16. Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF)
    • Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications; Centro de Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales
  17. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  18. Centre Technique de l'Industrie du Bois (CTIB); Technisch Centrum der Houtnijverheid (TCHN)
    • Belgian Institute for Wood Technology
  19. Centre Technique du Papier
    • Pulp and Paper Research & Technical Centre
  20. Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)
    • Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC)

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