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Areas of research

Today, there are several scientific schools and directions at the St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University. The results of research that are held at our scientific schools are already used or are close to be implemented in the timber industry complex. The research covers almost all areas of the forestry complex from forestry activities to deep chemical wood processing.

The main areas of research include:

  • Developing a system of forest management, including selective logging and integrated forest management;
  • Developing of innovative technologies for advanced wood materials and technologies for fire and biomass protection of wood composite materials, including wood boards and plywood;
  • Developing innovative methods and means of quality control of technology and wood products;
  • Creating innovative methods for organizing forest transport infrastructure and timber industry logistics;
  • Creating an integrated technology for the use of hardwood and low-grade wood, wood waste in medicine, agriculture and technical goods, including fuel ethanol, xylitol, biologically active substances and other products;
  • Developing new strategic methods for the synthesis of organic compounds based on wood components and their decay components;
  • Creating modern methods of forest inventory and management based on mathematical modeling, geoinformation technologies and remote sensing data;
  • Forecasting the development of outbreaks of mass reproduction of pests and diseases, conducting fundamental research on pests, diseases and «stress» situations in forests;
  • Creating highly productive forest cultures, plantation cultivation;
  • Creating an optimized system of molecular markers for genetic certification of elite and plus trees with known localization on the genetic map;
  • Studying urban areas and their management.

The university also develops many other scientific directions, always trying to stay flexible to deal with a rapidly changing and uncertain global market and industry.

Today, the St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University continues the developing of scientific and innovative infrastructure as a basis for the powerful scientific and educational environment that integrates multidisciplinary scientific research and world-class technology to enhance the competitiveness of the timber industry complex in Russia and related industries in an accelerating scientific and technological development and globalization of the world's economy.