Facts about Forest & Landscape
Forest & Landscape is a national centre for research, education and consultancy services within forest and forest products, landscape architecture and landscape management and also urban planning and design. We are a centre at Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen.
As of January 1, 2013, Forest & Landscape has merged to a new institute
The most part of Forest & Landscape has merged with Department of Geography & Geology to a new department: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). The department is part of “The National Center for Forest, Landscape and Planning (still called Forest & Landscape). Read more about the new institute and the new center.
We work with research and development, education and extra curricula courses, monitoring, consultancy and extension, official contingency planning and also development and environmental assistance within our scientific fields:
- Forest products and greenery
- Park and landscape
- Nature and landscape management
- Outdoor recreation and tourism
Furthermore we work with applied ecology, genetics, economy, policy, sociology and education associated with these fields.
Forest & Landscape has some 300 employees and an annual budget of about 180 million DKK.
Forest & Landscape strive to have the best coherent programme for research, education and extension for the forest and nature managers and urban and landscape managers of the 21st century in order to promote sustainable development.
Forest & Landscape carry out:
- Research and development
- Education and extra curricula courses
- Consultancy and extension
- Official contingency planning
- Development and environmental assistance
The work is done within the scientific fields of forest, landscape and planning.
The main target groups of Forest & Landscape are:
- Private businesses
- Potential students
- Public authorities
- Other researchers
Forest & Landscape was established on 1st January 2004 through a merger of the Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute, the Danish Forestry College, the Danida Forest Seed Centre and parts of the Department of Economics and Natural Resources of the former KVL - the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark.
Our full name is Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen.