FFWS puts big effort to cooperation with practise (forestry and wood processing enterprises). To this end, the "Council for Cooperation with the commercial subjects" was founded in 2012. At its regular meetings the Council discusses the ways how to link the academic and commercial sectors. To a similar purpose FFWS pays a great attention to academic activity "Job Fair", where we offer both practical job opportunities to graduates as well as the possibility to find suitable graduates to commercial business sector.
An important activity of FFWS is participation in the preparation of legislative regulations for government – through applied research projects, as well as contract research.
The latest scientific knowledge and research results the FFWS has achieved are disseminated via seminars for forest owners and users, hunters. Also, a section of popularization of FFWS, where the scientific outputs are promoted in a suitable form, serves to a similar purpose. The most important R&D results are presented in the form of press releases.
Information about the activities of FFWS, forestry or forest are disseminated through "Forest Education" for elementary school students (involving also training for new teachers or preparation of events for model schools), and by co-organizing a competition YPEF (Young People in European Forests) for high-school students.
For FFW is the cooperation with forestry and wood processing companies very important. This fact is supported via „Council for Cooperation with the commercial subjects“:
Fields of applied research:
- Study of cultivation of vital seeding material, its adaptation to extreme habitats, support of sprouting, growing up and, in general, vitality and success of planting, as well as growth and development in artificial/terrain conditioned plantations, and using of fertilizers and new, progressive repellents
- Research on forest stands damages caused by abiotic factors.
- Use of the knowledge of disturbance regimes and main disturbance factors, as well as physiology of forest trees and chemical communication in order to foster forest protection.
- Data collection by means of modern dendrometric tools, particularly by 3D digitizing of trees architecture, estimation of inventorial parameters, data collection by using UAV (drones) – to receive both aerial images and thermal imaging –, investigation into dynamics and production by using data from repetitive terrestrial surveys as well as their simulation with the help of modern mathematical methods, optimized forestry management based on modern mathematical algorithms and software environment.
Fields of contractual research:
- Research activities addressing issues of forest pests and biodiversity in national parks of the Czech Republic as well as inventorying of forest stands and fostering the effectiveness of forest protection.
- Monitoring of forest ecosystem components on permanent survey areas.
- Dendrometric and dendrochronological analysis of forest stands.
- Software applications for dendrometric data retrieval.
- Economic analysis and evaluation of forest management.
These basic and applied research activities have long been financed by several-year (3-6) projects funded by the grant agencies – both national (GA ČR, NAZV, TA ČR) and international (EEA and Norway Grants), or in a short-term by internal grant agencies. Contractual research is carried out mainly together with forest owners, administrators of protected areas and relevant state authorities. To these research purposes duly correspond the technical equipment, maintained in the University campus of Suchdol, at the research station of Truba in Kostelec nad Černými Lesy and in the forest stands in the Czech Republic (mostly devices for automatic collection of meteorological and dendrological data).
Use the form to contact the Faculty in case you offer cooperation. The form will be received by Ing. Radek Rinn, Vice Dean for Development and Operational Programmes.