Institut pour le Développement Forestier

Areas of research

Forestry management



  • Forest ecology, risks, and environmental functions (including soil and water protection)
  • Biodiversity and habitats
  • Sustainable development, certification
  • Quality of management (plant material, wood quality, silvicultural work)
  • Multifunctionality and economy of associated functions


Silvicultural techniques


  • Afforestation and reforestation, regular and irregular treatments; species mix; companion vegetation, forest seeds and plants
  • Off-forestry planting techniques (rural forestry; hedgerows and silvopastoralism)


  • Poplar; precious hardwoods (cherry, ash, walnut); wood chestnut; oak and beech; other hardwoods (birch, alder, lime); softwoods (maritime pine, laricio and douglas fir)