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Forest harvesting, transport and logistics

The team combines basic and applied scientific research approaches aimed at developing new harvesting and transport technologies for forest management in changing conditions. Significant results have been obtained to date in developing innovative technological solutions, e.g. recuperative cable yards for timber skidding and technologies in forest establishment and silviculture based on adapters for forestry mechanization. The Department holds 10 patents and three utility models.

We deal with:

– Designing priority measures in small mountain watersheds management including flood and erosion protection

– Complex evaluation of raw wood and biomass for energy use

– Ergonomy oriented tools have been created for an analysis of the drivers and impact of particular risks (including health and safety) in Slovakia’s forestry

– Current research and development activities also address forest road network specifically in protective forests, aiming to solve the technical and ecological challenges in the design and construction of forest roads, water reservoirs and other forest constructions


JAAFARI, A., NAJAFI, A., GARCÍA MELÓN, M., 2015: Decision-making for the selection of a best wood extraction method: an analytic network process approach. Forest policy and economics. 2015. zv. Vol. 50 (2015), ISSN 1389-9341

AGHERKAKLI, B., NAJAFI, A., SADEGHI, S. H., ZENNER, E., 2014: Mitigating effects of slash on soil disturbance in ground-based skidding operations. Scandinavian journal of forest research. 2014. zv. Vol. 29, č. issue 5, s. 499–505. ISSN 0282-7581.

ALLMANOVÁ, Z., MESSINGEROVÁ, V., JANKOVSKÝ, M., 2014: Soil compaction and changes in CO2 content in forest stand soil caused by passage of skidding technology. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis. 2014. zv. Vol. 62, č. no. 1, pp. 7-16. ISSN 1211-8516.


prof. Dr. Valéria Messingerová
Dr. Michal Ferenčík
Dr. Michal Allman
Dr. Richard Hnilica
Dr. Michaela Hnilicová


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Department of Forest Harvesting, Logistics and Ameliorations

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