Department of Forest and Biomaterials Science

“Sustainable management” is a keyword in utilizing natural resources effectively with due consideration to environmental conservation. The Department of Forest and Biomaterials Science engages in education and research that deals very broadly with forestry and is built on a solid foundation of understanding the function and structure of forest ecosystems and of material cycling in the forest. In particular, the Department focuses on sustainable production techniques for forest resources; the utilization of wood and paper, as well as cellulose, biodegradable plastics, and other forestry products; on the effect of forests on water and air quality; and on the social value of forests with regard to production, utilization of products, and environmental function.