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NFC – Forest Research Institute (NFC-FRI Zvolen)
 
  • Research on forest ecosystems and biodiversity: forest ecology; climate change; silviculture; pests; pathogens; tree improvement & genetics; game husbandry; forest soils; carbon sequestration.
  • Remote sensing & GIS
  • National forest inventory
  • Permanent monitoring (forest health, forest condition)
  • Forest policy & economics
  • Forest protection
  • Forest innovations
  • National and/or international reporting on forests
 
Contact:
NFC – Forest Research Institute
T. G. Masaryka 22
960 92 Zvolen
 
Director: Ing. Milan Zúbrik, PhD.
Tel.: +421 45 531 41 33
Fax: +421 45 532 18 83
 
Affiliated units
 
Forest Protection Service Banská Štiavnica
 
  • Plant protection
  • Pest monitoring
  • Pest predictions and trends
  • Reporting based on data gathered from over 3000 different subjects
  • Drafting and monitoring measures to manage disturbances in forests
 
Contact:
Forest Protection Service
Lesnícka 11
969 23 Banská Štiavnica
 
Head: Ing. Andrej Kunca, PhD.
Tel: +421 45 691 11 44
Fax: +421 45 691 10 44
 
ISTA Seed Testing Laboratory Zvolen
 
  • Seed testing (purity, moisture, germination, etc.)
  • Seed certification (national and/or international certificates on seed quality and origin)
  • Cultivation of planting material for establishment and restoration of gene bases
  • Seed storage
 
Contact:
ISTA Seed Testing Laboratory
T.G.Masaryka 22
960 92  Zvolen
 
Head: Ing. Elena Foffová, CSc.
Tel: +421 45 5314 219
 
Research Station Trstice
  • Breeding of fast-growing tree species for lowland regions of Slovakia
  • Evaluation of production potential and ecological characteristics of willows and poplars
  • Archiving of selected clones of poplars and willows
  • Biological protection of riparian forests and their multiple use
  • Afforestation of agricultural and development land
  • Production of willow and poplar cuttings for biological protection of streamsides and riverbanks; production of "bee" willows
 
 
Contact:
Research Station South
Trstice
 
 
Head: Ing. Martin Bartko
Tel: +421  31 5594545
Mobil: +421 903 896 868
 
Research Station Košice
  • Applied research into forest ecology and impact of anthropogenic activities on the natural environment
    • Wooden ash recycling research (Mondi SCP Ružomberok, Handlovská energetika, SES Tlmače, Dubnica nad Váhom, Lesy SR)
    • Monitoring of toxic deposition and forest health (Forest Focus)
    • SUFALNET (Sustainable Use of Former and Abandoned Landfills) – recultivation of closed landfills
    • Potential of forest dendromass for energy use
    • Monitoring of the impact of Mondi SCP Ružomberok on surrounding forest ecosystems
 
Contact:
Research Station Košice
Čárskeho 3
040 01 Košice
 
Head: Ing. Slávka Tóthová, PhD.
Tel: +421 55 633 71 91-2
Fax: +421 55 633 71 93
 
 
NFC - Institute for Forest Consulting and Education (NFC-IFCE Zvolen)
 
  • Forestry related advisory services
  • Forest pedagogics
  • Further education of forestry professionals
  • Public relations including promotion activities
  • Drafting projects and advising on EU Structural Funds
  • Examination of professional competence in forestry (certified forest managers, forest planners, etc.)
  • International cooperation on forest education
 
Contact:
NFC – Institute for Forest Consulting and Education
Sokolská 2
960 52 Zvolen
 
Director: Ing. Milan Sarvaš, PhD.
Tel.: +421 45 520 22 13; +421 532 52 28
 
NFC - Institute for Forest Resources and Information (NFC-IFRI Zvolen)
 
  • Forestry statistics including game management and hunting
  • Sectoral information systems on forests and forestry
  • Mapping in forests
  • Digital forest photogrammetry & remote sensing
  • Timber market reporting
  • GIS-based applications
  • Customised software
  • Forest roads
  • Forestportal (www.forestportal.sk)
 
Contact:
NFC – Institute for Forest Resources and Information
Sokolská 2
960 52 Zvolen
 
Director: Ing. Bc. Ľuboš Halvoň, PhD.
Tel.: +421 45 520 22 12
Fax: +421 45 547 95 06
 
 
NFC - Forest Management Planning Institute (NFC-FMPI Zvolen)
 
  • Forest planning guidelines
  • Forest surveys
  • Administration of forest planning procedure (public procurement, assessment, compliance checking, approval)
  • Forest planning innovations
  • Forest fire monitoring
  • Corporate public procurement
 
Contact:
NFC – Forest Management Planning Institute
Sokolská 2
960 52 Zvolen
 
Director: Ing. Peter Szarka
Tel.: +421 45 520 24 08
Fax: +421 45 547 95 06
 
Forestry Sciences Laboratory (under the NFC Headquarters authority)
 
  • Elementary inorganic physicochemical analyses
  • Soil analyses (basic parameters, physical properties, content of macro- and micronutrients, content of toxic elements)
  • Water analyses (basic physical properties, precipitation ion content)
  • Plant material analyses (content of nutrients and toxic elements in foliage, bark, wood, roots, and fruit)
  • Animal tissue analyses (content of toxic and other selected elements)
  • Analyses of drinking, waste, mineral and surface waters
  • Analyses of river and bed sediments
  • Sludge analyses
  • Analyses of seed and fruit quality
 
Contact:
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
T. G. Masaryka 22
960 92 Zvolen
 
Head: Ing. Danica Krupová
Tel.: +421 45 520 22 19
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