The mission of "Marin Drăcea" Institute for Research and Development in Forestry is to ensure the increase of research, development and experimentation capacity, quality and competitiveness through a scientific approach, towards a more sustainable development of the forestry sector whilst simultaneously increasing its economic competitiveness and peoples’ quality of life.
The institutionalization of the scientific research in the silviculture domain in Romania was possible in 1933, when the Institute of Research and Experimentation in Forestry (ICEF) was established under the leadership of the famous professor Marin Drăcea (Journal number 561/16 May 1933 – registered in the Official Register Number 115/22 May 1933).
Since 1974 – Forest Research and Management Institute (ICAS)
In 1990, ICAS was encompassed in the Autonomous Forest State Administration (Government Decision no. 1335/1990)
In 2015, based on the Government′s Decision 318/2015, former ICAS was reorganized as "Marin Drăcea" Institute for Research and Development in Forestry, under the coordination of the National Autority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI) of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.
Supporting the promotion of excellence in the activity of scientific research and technological development
The progress of scientific research for the sustainable management of forests adapted to climate change and societal challenges
Supporting technological transfer as a key element of intelligent specialization for increasing the economic competitiveness of the forestry sector
Concentration of research, development and inovation activities in areas of public relevance
Focusing efforts on the development of the digitization component
Scientific Research Directions
Evaluation of the actions of climate factors, atmospheric pollution, pests and pathogens on the state of forest ecosystems
Ensuring the sustainable management of forests and other categories of forest vegetation and their contribution to mitigating the effects of climate change and other stress factors
Conservation and improvement of the genetic diversity of forests to increase the productive, protective and adaptive potential
Conservation and monitoring of the biological diversity of forests and their associated ecosystems
Sustainable management of wildlife populations and conservation of their biodiversity
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