Historical background
October 26, 2017
-) On October 25th the Learned Council of the Forest Research Institute KarRC RAS gathered to celebrate the Institutes 60th anniversary. Republic of Karelia Minister of Nature Use and Environment A.A. Shchepin attended the meeting to congratulate the team of the Institute on the anniversary and hand in Republic of Karelia governmental awards. Scientific accomplishments of the Institutes researchers were also acknowledged in Certificates of Merit issues by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Karelian Research Centre RAS.
The Institute was organized in 1957. It was started with the Forest Research Department of the Karelian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciencies. It is currently comprised of 6 laboratories (Boreal Forest Dynamics and Production; Landscape Ecology and Forest Ecosystems Protection; Forest Pedology; Physiology and Cytology of Woody Plants; Forest Biotechnology; Analytical), 2 research stations (Kindasovo, Sopokha) and 3 field laboratories (Vendery, Kizhi and Kivach).

Forest is the principal biological component part in the regional landscapes. This fact makes theoretical and applied research carried out at the Institute important as it is.

Organizational-legal status

FRI is a scientific research institution. Being a legal entity FRI works as a self-governing organization under immediate scientific and organizational supervision of the RAS Department of Biological Sciences. FRI is included in the structure of the regional Karelian Research Centre, RAS.