The Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI) is the main national forest research institute in the field of basic and applied forest research, forest landscape, forest ecosystems, forest health, forestry, wildlife and hunting in Slovenia, which wholesomely target forests biodiversity and their management under changing climate conditions. It was founded by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and currently employs 65 permanent staff. Research and development activities at SFI are carried out in the frame of national and international project, the Research Program Forest Biology, Ecology and Technology, and trough activities in the frame of Public forest service. SFI has strong connection to different target groups and end users of our research results (research community, forestry industry, wood processing industries, forest owners associations, NGO and others). SFI performs the Public forest service as the State Authority for approval and recording of the National list of basic material and certification of forest reproductive material and the State Authority for prognostic-diagnostic service (PDP). SFI also has Public authorization for activities of monitoring land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) and greenhouse gas emissions and removals by the Ministry for agriculture and the environment. Department of Forest Techniques and Economics follows the development of modern forest techniques and efficient technologies appropriate for our geographical and socio-economic conditions. Important activities are: creation of modern technological maps, evaluation and standards setting for particular phases of technological processes, economical evaluation of forest functions, effective use of wood biomass for energy, monitoring of tree and soil damages caused by felling and skidding, wood flow analysis, roundwood balances and calculation of CO2 sink form forests and harvested wood products.

Večna pot 2 1000 Ljubljana

Telephone 1: +386-1-2007800
Telephone 2: +386-1-2007803
Fax: +386-1-2573589

Legal Representative:
Dr. Primož Simončič, director
Telephone: +386-1-200 7802

Contact Person:
Nike Kranjc, researcher
Telephone: + 386 1 200 78 17