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Skógrækt ríkisins

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleSkógrækt ríkisins
2nd TitleForest Service [Iceland]
CreatorSkógrækt ríkisins
DescriptionThe Icelandic Forest Service is an institution that works with and for the government, the public and other interested parties, on the subjects of research, development, consultation and distribution of knowledge with regard to forestry. The institution is also Iceland's representative in cooperation with other countries. Icelandic Forest Research, located at Mógilsá near Reykjavík, is the research division of the Iceland Forest Service. Applied forest research on silviculture, growth and yield and choice of forest reproductive material has been the main emphasis of the organisation since its establishment in 1967. Forest ecology and management have become increasingly important fields of study with a wide range of topics, including carbon and nutrient cycles, solving establishment problems in afforestaton on derlict land, insect pests and pathogens and the effects of afforestation on plant and animal communities. Forest inventory has also increased in importance, not least due to the need for knowledge about carbon stocks and sequestration. Other recent research topics include climatic mapping, vegetation history and social aspects of forestry. The pages include general information about forest resources in Iceland and information about the research and education, and other activities carried out by the Forest Service.
Keywordsforest research; forest administration; school education; forest resources
TypeGovernment organizations, Research institutions and departments
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 Published: February 14 2007 | Last updated: August 24 2010