Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory
Laboratory for Measuring Forest Resources
In the period between 1998 and 2018 the employees of the Laboratory of Measurement of Forest Resources were the leaders of forty-two scientific projects licensed by the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology of the University of Zagreb. Eight projects were financed by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (MSES RH), three were designed as a part of technological projects of MSES RH, one was co-financed by the European Social Fund and the MSES RH, twenty-three were ordered by the company Hrvatske šume (Croatian Forests), and five by public institutions managing various categories of protected natural areas.
The employees of the Institute work on projects conducting researches and biometric analysis: from experiment planning, sampling, measuring, to analysing and interpreting the data. They participate in the development and validation of various mathematical and statistical models in all areas of forestry. A part of the projects refers to the research of growth, development and increment of trees and stands, multicriterial and flexible planning of forest resources management, criteria for decision-making on lowland forest management planning under conditions of distorted age structure, dynamics of the sustainable management establishment and the historical reconstruction and projection of the development of forest resources by applying different management models, simulating and predicting the “development” of the selection beech-fir forest stands and the condition and factors influencing their rejuvenation process, investigation of state and possibilities of improving the management of underutilized resources of small private forests in the context of habitat and social change, as well as the harmful impact of natural disasters and the possibilities and dynamics of stands’ recovery, evaluating the public functions of forests. In addition, the testing of the possibility of application of remote sensing methods, GPS, DMR and of GIS for the operation streamlining and planning in forestry, monitoring the condition, changes and biodiversity of forests, mapping land cover and land use have been performed in here.