Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Genetics, Dendrology and Botany

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Main research field

Forest genetics, botany, dendrology, plant physiology, ecology.

Specific research areas

Provenance/progeny testing of forest tree species, Plant communities, Population and landscape genetics, Quantitative genetics, Climate change, tree breeding, Adaptability of forest species, Water stress physiology, Horticultural dendrology, Advising and planning of arboreta, parks and gardens establishment and revitalisation; Selection and use of ornamental trees and shrubs in urban greening; Determination of woody species; Monitoring of invasive woody species; Planning, advising and organizing of dendrological collections.

Techniques/methods

Plant DNA extraction, DNA marker analyses, microscopy, field provenance and progeny testing, statistical analyses (SAS, R), estimation of quantitative and molecular genetic diversity parameters.

Equipment

Laboratory for molecular biology (DNA lab).

Technology keywords

  • Solid biomass
  • Forest technology
  • Sylviculture, Forestry
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering/Technology
  • Climate change
  • Breeding and conservation of forest genetic resources
  • Forest communities
  • Vegetational succession
  • Physiology
  • Horticultural dendrology

Services offered

  • Teaching and training
  • Technique / method optimization and testing
  • Use of specialized equipment
  • Preparation of enviromental or energy related studies

Market sectors

  • Alternative Energy
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Support Services
  • Leisure Goods
  • Personal Goods
  • Building Materials & Fixtures
  • Forestry & Paper
  • Household Goods & Home Construction

Short summary (English)

Scientific staff of the Department of Forest Genetics, Dendrology and Botany conduct training and research within scientific fields of forest genetics, dendrology, forest botany and physiology. Our research expertise include: systematic and taxonomic relationships within polymorphic genera (e.g. Quercus, Fraxinus); phytogeographic features of forest ecosystems of inland part of Croatia; secondary succession of forest vegetation on abandoned agricultural lands; physiological bases of oak fruiting; selection of ornamental trees and shrubs for urban forestry; selection and testing of new cultivars; inheritance and breeding for specific phenotypic traits in forest trees; delineation of forest seed zones; clonal seed orchards of forest trees; breeding fast growing deciduous trees (Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula) for biomass production in short rotations; genetic diversity, variability and adaptability of forest tree species in the context of climate change; conservation of forest genetic resources.

Short summary (Croatian)

Znanstvenici Zavoda za šumarsku genetiku, dendrologiju i botaniku provode izobrazbu i znanstveno-istraživački rad u okviru znanstvenih područja genetike šumskih drvenastih vrsta, dendrologije, šumarske botanike i fiziologije. Naša istraživačka ekspertiza uključuje: sistematske i taksonomske odnose unutar nekih polimorfnih rodova (Quercus, Fraxinus i dr.); fitogeografske značajke šumskih ekosustava kontinentalnoga dijela Republike Hrvatske; sekundarna sukcesija šumske vegetacije na napuštenim poljoprivrednim površinama; fiziološke osnove plodonošenja hrasta lužnjaka; selekcija ornamentalne dendroflore za urbano šumarstvo; selekcija i testiranje novih kultivara; nasljeđivanje i oplemenjivanje specifičnih fenotipskih svojstava kod šumskog drveća; problemi šumskog sjemenarstva; problematika klonskih sjemenskih plantaža šumskog drveća; oplemenjivanje brzorastućih listača (Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula) za namjensku proizvodnje biomase u kratkim ophodnjama; genetska raznolikost, varijabilnost i adaptabilnost vrsta šumskog drveća u kontekstu klimatskih promjena; očuvanje genetske raznolikosti šumskog drveća.

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