Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment was established by the Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in 1958 under the title The Poplar Institute. During its existence, the Institute changed its title several times: the Poplar Research Institute, the Institute for the Research of Poplars and Nonforest Greenery, IRC Institute of Lowland Forestry and Nonforest Greenery. Since October 2006, the Institute is the institution under the title: Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment.
The activities of the Institute are applied and development research, directed to the demands of the direct users of the research results, and basic research, as the base for the applied and development research. The Institute has realised numerous projects related to the enhancement of lowland woody species (poplars, willows, black locust, common oak, wild cherry, valuable broadleaves) in the area of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republics, projects of establishment of protective greenery, forest management plans, rehabilitation of degraded lands. Numerous international projects are successfully realised with partners from USA and Italy.
The activities of the Institute include also the production of good-quality planting stock intended for forestry and protection greenery.
The Institute has 33 employees of which:
· 18 Doctors of Sciences
· 4 Masters of Sciences and graduated engineers
· 2 technicians
· 3 office workers in administration and finances
· 2 skilled workers
Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
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