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Forest Biodiversity

& Nature Conservation

The aim of the Institute of Forest Biodiversity and Nature Conservation is to investigate forest biodiversity at all levels, from genes to ecosystems through to interactions with society. By combining expertise in forest ecology, genetics, and ecosystem research, we are answering questions of forest management, conservation planning, and ecosystem research.

The research of plants, fungi, and animals in forest ecosystems provides insights that are translated at the Institute of Forest Biodiversity and Conservation into measures for promoting biodiversity, genetically sustainable forest management, protection and management of genetic resources, and promotion of the adaptive and survival capacity of complex forest ecosystems.