Our Vision

Leading position in the design and implementation of new technologies in forestry and agricultural systems.

Our Mision

To provide research results that enable the development of new and improvement of existing technologies, products and services in forestry and environmental protection, as well as to provide information and knowledge, to connect producers and end users, helping citizens in their everyday lives.

About Us

Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment (ILFE) is a research organization whose activities are directed towards:

  • Applied research that seeks to solve practical problems of research users (public forestry enterprises, private forest landowners, urban residents, etc.)   
  • Fundamental (Basic) research that lay down the foundation for the applied research.

ILFE was founded in 1958 under the name of the Poplar Research Institute by the Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. In October 2006, the Institute has changed its name to the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment (ILFE). 

The Institute has realized numerous projects related to the silviculture and sustainable forest management of various forest tree species, conservation and management of forest genetic resources, projects on the establishment of protective greenery, rehabilitation of degraded forest lands, forest protection, forest management plans, etc.

It manages an Experimental forest and nursery "Kaćka Forest" stretching on about 220 ha. The forest is a living laboratory and site for most long-term research studies, but also for the production of a good-quality forest and ornamental nursery stock.


Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment has following laboratories:

  • Seed Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Entomology
  • Laboratory of Phytopatology
  • Laboratory of Soil Science
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Laboratory of Dendrochronology and Wood Anatomy
  • Laboratory of Physiology and Biochemistry

Laboratory equipment list


International Projects

  • Exploiting the Untapped potential of Fruit tree Wild DIVersity for Sustainable Agriculture (FRUITDIV)
  • COST Action CA21138: Joint effects of CLimate Extremes and Atmospheric depositioN on European FORESTs (CLEANFOREST)
  • Enhancing forest monitoring of OAK forests in South-East Europe (OAKS)
  • Climate Smart Fagus sylvatica forESTs (CSFagus4EST)
  • COST Action CA20132: Urban Tree Guard - Safeguarding European urban trees and forests through improved biosecurity (UB3Guard)
  • Towards a network for automated real-time monitoring of Quercus robur L. vitality in the Danube region (NetFor)
  • Managing forests for climate change
  • Science and Power in Reforms of State Forest Organizations in Eastern Europe
  • COST action CA18201: An integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants for the 21st Century (ConservePlants)