Institute of Sylviculture and Forest Protection

NRRC laboratories:


The refurbished and expanded laboratories of the institute include the following:

-    Genetics laboratory


R&D&I activities:


The key research areas of the institute are, as follows:

The following topics in sylviculture and forest protection: afforestation, propagation material production and hybridization, forest management, game damage mitigation, finding innovative solutions for stopping the spreading of and the damage by forest pathogens and other damaging agents.

• population genetics studies

• improving natural forest management techniques

• planning, managing and protecting energy plantations

• planning, condition assessment and protection of afforestation

• planning and protecting forest, field and roadside plantations

• studying forest management and renewal techniques

• preparing the recultivation of damaged areas

• designing wastewater storage plantation and field protection forest strips

• research in the health of forests and forest protection problems

• research in the role of dead wood

• leaf and shoot diseases on forest trees

• soil life research

• developing protection methods for the most important forest damaging agents (e.g. may beetle, gipsy moth)

• experiments in protection against wood small-reed

• research in improving forest protection technologies

• research in the area of forest fires




Lectures in lab sessions in genetics


Key laboratory equipment:


RT-PCR, PCR, vacuum spinner, micro spinner, gel documentation system, nanodrop/fluorometer, liquid nitrogen storage tank, microscopes, refrigerator series (refrigerator/freezer), millipore filter, cooler blocks, horizontal gel tub, vertical gel tub, homogeniser, Potter homogenizer, vortex, heatbath