Ranks 2nd in the world and 1st in Europe for publications in agricultural sciences, and plant and animal sciences. It pursues a policy of international scientific collaboration and exchanges; in particular in forestry research, INRA is committed to be at the forefront of the development of the European Research Area through increased links with its principle European partners. Forestry Research at INRA aims to contribute to the sustainable management of forests, to their biological and physical resources and of the goods and services that they generate, in the context of multiple changes (environmental, global trade, urbanization…).
INRA co-ordinates or participates currently in 15 EU funded research projects and preparation of initiatives in relation with the forestry sector and the Forest Technology Platform. INRA currently coordinates the 6 FP network of excellence EVOLTREE, the 7 FP project NOVELTREE, and is a core partner in the 6 FP integrated projects EFORWOOD and FIRE PARADOX. INRA is also involved in various COST actions including the new action on Evaluation of climate change and Options for European Silviculture. INRA contributes to IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations) and hosts the European Project centre on Planted Forests as part of the European Forest Institute.
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