The mission of the Forest Research Centre is to provide society with the necessary knowledge to carry out the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest systems and resources, in the current panorama of Global Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. The results of its research and development activity are transmitted directly by publications and technology transfer, as well as through scientific-technical services provided to public administrations and to associations and companies in the forestry sector.
The Centre integrates teams with expertise in forest genetics, ecology, dynamics and disturbances, as well as in sustainable forest management and silviculture. We also work on the characterisation and improvement of the raw materials obtained from the forest, and in the design and optimisation of the processes for their transformation. The complementarity of researchers and research groups allows to address the challenges of the forestry sector in an interdisciplinary manner.
The Central Institute for Technical Forestry Experimentation was founded in 1907, re-founded in 1929 as the Forestry Institute for Research and Experimentation (IFIE), and integrated in 1971 as Centre within the INIA.