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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. Centro de Ecologia Aplicada Prof. Baeta Neves (CEABN)
    • Centre for Applied Ecology Prof. Baeta Neves
  2. Centro de Estudos Florestais (CEF)
  3. Centro de Investigación Forestal (CIFOR)
    • Forest Research Centre [Spain]
  4. Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura
    • Centre for Silvicultural Research [Italy]
  5. Centrum Hout
    • Timber Information Centre
  6. Česká Zemědělská Univerzita v Praze (ČZU) - Fakulta Lesnická a Dřevařská
    • Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) - Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences
  7. Chalmers Tekniska Högskola - Institut för Kemi och Kemiteknik
    • Chalmers University of Technology - Department of Chemical and Chemical Engineering
  8. Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC)
  9. Coillte
    • Irish Forestry Company
  10. Compagnia delle Foreste
    • Forest Company
  11. Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA)
    • Agricultural Research Council
  12. Debreceni Egyetem
    • University of Debrecen
  13. Departamento de Ciências Florestais e Arquitectura Paisagista (CIFAP) - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
    • Department of Forest Science and Landscape Architecture - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  14. Departement Aard- en Omgevingswetenschappen - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  15. Département Ecologie des forêts, prairies et milieux aquatiques (EFPA), INRA
    • Forest, grassland and freshwater ecology department, INRA
  16. Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London
  17. Deutsche Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten (DVFFA)
    • German Federation of Forest Research Institutes
  18. Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode
    • State Institute for Nature Protection
  19. Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF)
    • French Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering; Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Rural, de Aguas y Bosques
  20. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois (ENSTIB)
    • National School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering

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