Department of Forestry and Environmental Management and Natural Resources, School of Agriculture and Forestry, Democritus University of Thrace

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Management and Natural Resources of the School of Agriculture and Forestry of the Democritus University of Thrace, based in Orestiada, began operating in the academic year 1999-2000. Our students attend a 5-year study program, which upon completion leads to the award of a Single and Unbroken Master’s Degree (Integrated Master) in the speciality of Forester (Government Gazette 4268 27-09-2018 vol. B ‘). The Forests, the land ecosystems, and the natural environment provide a variety of products and services, and studies in this field can provide our graduates with the satisfaction of pursuing interesting subjects in Forestry. Studies in the Department make our graduates able to study, research, understand and apply modern methods for the development, improvement, protection and management of forests and forest areas and the natural environment. Our Department provides the opportunity for postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral studies. Faculty members are active in Forest Research with participation and coordination in numerous research and development programs, in collaboration with Universities and Research Centers at home and abroad. They also organise scientific conferences and workshops on research topics. Funding for these activities is provided by National and European agencies. The members of the Department cooperate with the Forest Service, with Management Bodies and other State and Private Bodies, providing special advice and opinions.