Save the forests together

The RMK Scientific Council is waiting until April 13th to offer proposals on topics related to ecological forestry, which can be included in the list of priority research topics. The new application tour will be announced at the end of April, the press service of RMK reports.

The Scientific Council of RMK, consisting of scientists and specialists-experts, examines areas of funded applied researches before each application tour. "With the help of surveys, we expect to receive sustainable and scientifically sound solutions related to forest management to preserve the diversity of forests and to offer quality raw materials to the woodworking industry," - explains Kristjan Tõnisson, member of the RMK board, the need to involve the widest possible range of specialists in the definition of research areas.

The Scientific Council of RMK will choose ten directions, for a more detailed study of which it expects to receive proposals in the application tour that opens at the end of April. Of the former themes, such as the most effective use of wood energy, the possibility of selective felling and felling of the formation, the assessment of the effectiveness of forest-related measures, the ecological functionality of the protected areas, the impact on the forests of Estonia of long-term trends of growth of the stand and virus diseases remain relevant so far. Before the announcement of a new application tour, the Scientific council will propose priority topics itself.

A brief description of the proposed topic should be sent no later than April 13th, 2018 to [email protected]

The final list of priority topics, along with those additional proposals that can be directed to the scientific council, will be approved by April 23rd, when the sixth tour of the RMK scientific research round will be announced. Deadline for submission of applications is 25th of May.

RMK started to purposefully support scientific activity in 2008. To date, 15 scientific-applied researches in the amount of more than two million euros have been financed. The membership of the scientific council of RMK includes Asko Lõhmus, Krista Lõhmus and Hulot Mander from the University of Tartu, Hardy Tullus, Kalev Jõgiste and Kalev Sepp of the Estonian University of Natural Sciences, as well as Aigar Kallas and Kristjan Tõnisson from RMK

RMK is a state enterprise, custodian, guardian, protector and entity of state forests and other diverse natural communities. With its forestry activities, RMK brings revenue to the state, grows material for renewal of forests, organizes forest and nature protection activities. RMK also creates opportunities for walking in nature in its recreational and nature protection zones and forms natural scientific knowledge.

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