Institut pour le Développement Forestier

Research activities


Forest management

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


Silvicultural techniques

  • Afforestation and reforestation, regular and irregular treatments, species mixtures, accompanying vegetation, forestry seeds and plants
  • Non-forest planting techniques (rural forestry, hedges and silvopastoralism)



Poplar; commercial hardwoods (cherry, ash, walnut); chestnut; oak and beech; other hardwoods (birch, alder, lime); conifers (maritime pine, Corsican pine and Douglas fir)