To identify and record economically harmful biotic and abiotic factors in Slovenian forests, to monitor their occurrence and create a collection of samples
To assess the rules regarding the dynamics of harmful organisms and their populations, to prognosticate their occurrence, as well as to develop and apply ecological modelling
To study the possibilities of managing the most significant diseases and pests (prevention and treatment) in a manner that will cause no harm to the forests, to give advice on the most suitable damage prevention techniques
To study the factors harmful for trees in the urban environment and the most suitable ways to keep trees healthy, and to transfer knowledge in this sphere
To recognize the diversity of organisms, notably fungi, animals and plants in the forest – to study their habitats, life cycles and the possibilities to conserve rare and endangered species (their species structure, distribution, significance, ecology, biology)
To develop mycoremediation techniques
To organize an authorized laboratory for forest conservation according to quality regulations
To carry out public service by providing information, , diagnoses and prognoses of factors harmful forests
To provide qualified personnel for all spheres of forest conservation for the needs of Slovenian forestry
To regularly achieve internationally comparable research findings, to introduce new research techniques and methods of work
To guide work in forests so as to improve the stability and health of the forest
To create a high quality reference collection of fungi and insects from Slovenian forests
For the successful realization of our mission and in order to fulfil our vision, we shall continue to develop team work, support professional advancement of our personnel and cultivate cooperation with related domestic and foreign institutions. We shall participate in international research in the sphere of forest conservation, apply innovative ways of transferring scientific achievements, as well as fulfil, through high quality work, the expectations of those who request research to be
carried out on their behalf.
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