Scientific activity
Major research trends

  • study of structural and functional organization and dynamics of forest ecosystems;

  • scientific foundations of biodiversity conservation, use and reproduction of bioresource potential of taiga forests;

  • study of ecology and mechanisms of regulation of growth and development of woody plants;

  • study of the genesis, functioning and biosphere role of forest soils.


  • The Institute's achievements:

  • the research into the north-west taiga showed its structure, dynamics and functions;

  • the structure, dynamics and functions of the north-west ecosystems were thoroughly investigated;

  • the regional forest management system was established embracing forest resource (woody, medicinal plants and berries) exploitation, forest regeneration, increasing forest productivity and forest tending;

  • about 200 regulations on forest management in the region were prepared for industrial enterprises;

  • the landscapes of Eastern Fennoscandia have been under study for many years. As a result, their typology and landscape map were developed, the structure and dynamics of the main landscape components were studied;

  • the Cadastre of landscape types as well as that of forest and mire biogeocenosis types was created;

  • a set of maps, which show nature peculiarities, forest and mire biological potential, and regulate various aspects of nature management in the region was prepared;

  • ecological situation in Karelia was studied. As a result, critical impact areas were found, including those close to ecological disaster zones (around the settlement of Nadvoitsy and the town of Segezha);

  • the basic principles for sound nature management in Karelia were elaborated;

  • the concept for establishing the system of protected nature territories was put forward;

  • the feasibility study was undertaken on creating new nature reserves, national and nature parks.

  • Last modified: March 1, 2016