Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment (ILFE) conducts both basic and applied research. The main field of research activities of its employees is biotechnical sciences, including the following scientific disciplines:

  • Genetics and breeding of forest and ornamental trees

Molecular genetics

Progeny tests

Comparative clonal tests

Conservation of forest genetic resources


Biochemical responses of trees to biotic and abiotic stress

Physiology and anatomy of trees


Mycorrhizal fungi of forest tree roots

  • Protection of forests and ornamental trees


    Plant pathology and mycology

    Molecular taxonomy and phylogeny

Molecular phylogeography

Population genetics



  • Forest management:


Forest inventory

Forest growth and productivity

Remote sensing

  • Seed science, nursery practice and afforestation

  • Forest ecology

  • Silviculture

  • Agroforestry

  • Forest policy and economics

  • Biodiversity and environmental protection

  • Forest utilization

ILFE researchers teach courses for Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture (Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture) and Faculty of Sciences (Department of Biology) and at the University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture (Department of Forestry).

The Institute has long-term research contracts with the state forestry enterprises "Vojvodinašume” and "Vode Vojvodine”.