Forest Research and Management Institute


Forest Research and Management Institute


Sos. Stefanesti 128
Sector 2
077190 Voluntari

Phone +40 21 240 60 95 / +40 21 240 68 45
Fax +40 21 240 68 45


Research priorities

  • Forest ecology
    The study of the structure and dynamics of the forest ecosystems in order to improve the conservation measures for forest biological diversity and to substantiate their sustainable management.
  • Forest ecophysiology
    Study of trees and stands physiological processes in order to increase the production and stability of the forest ecosystems.
  • Forest pedology and stations
    Study of the forest soils and stations in order to implement a sustainable forest management.
  • Forest genetics
    Forest genetics and forest breeding by conventional methods and biotechnology use.
  • Forest management
    Forest management activity approaches aspects of dendrometry, auxology, forest management planning, forest economics, forest health monitoring, protected areas and national forest inventory.
  • Forestry techniques
    Improvement of the technologies related to natural stand regeneration, nurseries-forestation, stand tending and management works, as well as of wood harvesting eco-technologies.
  • Forestry geomatics
    Use of GIS tools, remote sensing, photogrammetry and digital mapping.
  • Forest protection
    Studies and researches on the prognosis, prevent and control of forests pests with biological and integrated methods.
  • Game biology and management and fish breeding
    Management of the game and fish resources, for the conservation of fauna biodiversity in hunting and fishing areas.

International activities in the fields of

The latest international cooperation projects of the Institute work in the framework of the European Programs LIFE-Natura, FP5, projects coordinated by IPGRI and multilateral and bilateral cooperation with EU countries in the following fields:

  • Forest protection and nature conservation
  • Management of the large carnivores species
  • Forest genetics and genetic resources
  • GIS and digital photogrammetry

Institute description

The Forest Research and Management Institute (ICAS) was established in 1933 as a national public institution, specialised in scientific research, technological design and investment planning and implementation of new technologies for ensuring the sustainable management of public and private forests.

ICAS is authorised at national level to draw up environment impact studies and environment surveys for all activities with an impact on the forest area, and since 2000 it has been a Center of Excellency in environment protection.

ICAS performs its activity in the main fields relevant to the Romanian forestry sector: Scientific research; Forest Management Planning and Forest Investment Planning; Consultancy and Specialised Forest Services.