The Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen builds on a rich tradition of higher education combined with research into forest ecosystems of different types and management goals. It currently has about 740 students in 17 study programmes and 90 Faculty staff.
Our core and niche strengths
Our research orientation focuses on adaptive management of forest ecosystems, with approaches and tools that facilitate decision-making at forest and landscape levels. We aim at addressing the broader societal challenges of low-carbon, resilient future with climate change adaptation and mitigation options, circular economy with efficient use or resources and raw materials, human health and well-being.
Provision of ecosystem services is at the core of these efforts. Multi-disciplinary studies have mainly been conducted in natural temperate forests of the Carpathian Mountains, but the research teams also have field experience in other mountain forest areas in Europe, Asia and the Americas.