A. Sector of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Woodland Production
It covers the subject matter of General and Woodland Ecology, Forestry, Forestry Soil Science, Forest Genetics and Improvement of Forestry Plants, Forest Protection, Forest Botany and Geobotany, Protection of Nature and Landscaping.
1. Laboratory of Silviculture
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the relation between living organisms and environmental factors, (ii) the analysis, structure and dynamic regeneration and cultivation of forestry ecosystems, and (iii) issues related to the protection of nature and forest landscaping
2. Laboratory of Forest Genetics & Improvement of Silvicultural Species
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the population, quantitative and developmental genetics and genomics as well as on their applications on populations, forestry species and, generally on wild plants, (ii) the use of molecular indices and adaptive characters, (iii) plant morphometry and anatomy, (iv) statistical and bioinformatics mathematical models which enable the study of genetic diversity in populations of wild plant species, (v) the description of their evolutionary development, (vi) planning process for their adaptability to climatic change, (vii) the protection of genetics resources and of biodiversity in general, (viii) forest production support and environment protection via the improvement of forestry and rangeland plants.
3. Laboratory of Forest Botany
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the classification of spermatophytes (features, description, taxonomies of spermatophytes, trees and shrubs, morphological characteristics, biological requirements and geographical spread).
4. Laboratory of Forest Protection
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (ii) forest pathology, (ii) forest entomology, (iii) forest fires and (iv) forest protection in itself and environmental protection as well as on the impacts of pollution on the environment in general. More specifically, the study of damages caused to trees, shrubs, forests and the urban environment due to biotic (e.g. insects, fungi, bacteria, etc.) and abiotic factors (climatic conditions, fires, inappropriate soil, pollution, etc) and by the man himself is further promoted. The laboratory also focuses on: (i) public’s awareness-raising aiming to the protection of forestry ecosystems from forest fires, vandalisms, arbitrary land abuses, etc. In addition, pollution impacts on forestry ecosystems are also examined. Finally, the chemical and biological fight of the most significant biotic factors that cause damage to trees, shrubs, forests and cities is also studied with specific emphasis on the precautionary measures taken for the prevention of such damages.
5.Laboratory of Forest Soil Science
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the relation between parent rock, soil and forest stands, (ii) the biology of forest soil, humus and forest soils, (iii) the development of forest soils, (iv) physical and chemical properties of forest soils, (v) the relation between forest soil and forest vegetation as well as between soil and forest nurseries, (vi) the relation between soil and artificially-made stands, (vii) use of methods for the improvement of non-productive forest soils and of soil (viii) improvement of harvesting and classification methods of forest soils.
B. Sector of Rangeland and Game Management
It covers the subject matter of Management of Rangelands, Game Management and Freshwater Fisheries.
1. Laboratory of Range Science
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) rangeland ecology and (ii) management and restoration of rangelands.
2. Laboratory of Game Management and Freshwater Fisheries
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on game management and freshwater fisheries and addresses issues related to: (i) the biology, ecology, protection and management of wildlife, freshwater fish and fish farming.
C. Sector of Management and Development of Natural Resources
It covers the subject matter of Forest Biometrics, Forest Management, Forest Aerial photography and Remote Sensing, Forestry Policy, Forest Economics, Forest Informatics, Forest Evaluation and Accounting, Forest Law and Forest Extensions.
1. Laboratory of Forest Biometrics
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) methods of forest statistical analysis, sampling methodology,measurement of decumbent wood and other forest products, measurement of standing trees and evaluation of cluster parameters statically (Dendrometry) and dynamically (Growth) and (ii) methods of statistical analysis, of sampling and of measurement and evaluation of biological data that also include ecological data (with respect to clima and climatic change, biodiversity, soil), epidemiological-medical and genetics data.
2. Laboratory of Forest Management
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) Management (key concepts and management principles, functions of management, programming and analysis tools in forestry), (ii) Forest management basics (goals, principles and peculiarities of forestry, models for the analysis of forest production processes, stand maturity and rotation time, spatial distribution and division of forest), (iii) Planning in forestry, (iv) Forest management methods, (v) Sustainable management of forest ecosystems.
3. Laboratory of Forest and Environmental Policy, Education and Communication
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it specifically focuses on: (i) the subject of Forest and Environmental Policy, and more specifically, to issues related to the principles, methods and organizational means for the economy of forest wealthy resources, (ii) the economic assessment and evaluation of forest and environment significance as a source of raw material, energy, recreation, ecotourism, and income as well as a factor contributing to the protection of developmental projects, the atmosphere and of water potential in the country, (iii) the study of the theoretical framework and the applications in the field of Forest and Environmental Education, Treatment, Communication and Interpretation aiming to the assessment, comparison, counter-check and monitoring of the characteristics and citizens’ environmental identity (environmental sensitivity, knowledge, stance, behaviour, participation) as well as the improvement of their relationship with the natural environment. The laboratory also discusses (i) the social and economic development of silviculture in our country, (ii) the forestry cooperative and financial policy, (iii) the developmental trends in forestry production and consumption, (iv) choice of goals and decision-making in national silvicultural procedures, (v) the principles of planning and funding for different sectors of silvicultural activity, (vi) the Forest Administration, (vii) Forest Applications, (viii) the Forest and Environmental Legislation and the comparative Forest Legislation, (ix) the Management Policies of Protected Areas, (x) the national and public relations and the international and European forest-politics and environmental issues.
4. Laboratory of Forest Economics and Entrepreneurship
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the basic principles of forest economics such as: the economics of the contributing factors to forest production, offer and demand in forest products, prices of forest products, social and economic planning in forest exploitations, planning and management of forest enterprises, micro-economic analysis of forest exploitations and forest enterprises, macro-economic analysis of forest exploitations and forest enterprises, Agricultural Forestry Partnerships, Assessment of Investments, Projects and Programs.
General concepts and historical development of the forest industry in Greece, types of forest industries, economic criteria for the spatial planning of forest industries, planning and control of raw material, production line and workforce, cost of production, analysis of economic outputs and improvement and excellence measures, enhancement of the economic output of forest industries, economic-technical studies.
Purchase of forest products and their environment, study and analysis of the purchase of raw andmanufactured forest products, basic principles of marketing, consumer behaviour,purchase compartmentalization, market survey, marketing survey, Greek and international market of forest products, Green products and services, Green marketing, marketing of Green products and services.
Key concepts, birth and development of entrepreneurship, foundation and organization of business, business commitments, entrepreneurship and innovation, the role of Middle-Sized businesses, development of business plans, business opportunities expansion, polices for entrepreneurship and support agencies, human resource management, economic management and succession. Entrepreneurship clusters and networks, interconnections among agencies, product and services development. Funding, pricing, costing, development of ideas for new products and services, assessment of ideas, trademarks management, advertisement, green entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, study and analysis of selected entrepreneurship case studies.
5. Laboratory of Forest Informatics
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the introductory IT concepts, (ii) structure and architecture of the computer system, (iii) information systems, (iv) the IT use and on the instruction of key modern operational systems, (v) use of up-to-date software in forest research and practice, (vi) the introduction to and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), (vii) the use of spreadsheets, word processing and statistical analysis software, (viii) the use of databases software and software for the design and organization of databases, (ix) the use of forestry databases, (x) the instruction of programming languages, (xi) the introduction to basic data structures, structured programming, object-oriented programming and visual programming, (xii) the development of computer programs that aim to offer solutions to forestry problems in practice, (xiii) the use of computer networks in project management, (xiv) the basic principles of artificial intelligence, (xv) the theoretical description of experienced systems, (xvi) use of shells in the development of experienced systems and of fuzzy logic experienced systems, (xvii) use of network applications, project management and experienced systems in Forestry.
6. Laboratory of Forest Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on the area of forest remote sensing that includes methods for remote sensing data processing and analysis in order to extract information considering forest ecosystems and the natural environment. It also focuses on the field of geospatial analysis that involves the gathering, storage, processing, analysis, management and presentation of geographical (spatial) data to enable our understanding of the procedures and the dynamic of spatial changes that occurs in the environment via the innovative use of geospatial methods and tools such as geographical information systems.
D. Sector of Forest and Water Works
It covers the subject matter of Mountain Waters Treatment and the Hydrological Handling of River Basins, of Forest Constructions, of Forestry Roads and Forestry Transportation, of Topography and Forest Cadastre.
1. Laboratory of Mountain Waters Treatment and Risk Management
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the laws governing the movement of mountain waters and the corruption of mountain soils and its aversion, (ii) the principles for the construction of engineering work for the treatment of the irregular flow of mountain waters, (iii) the treatment and handling of river basins and manipulation of river basin vegetation to regulate water resources management and handle risk caused by flooding, geological leaks, earthquakes and drought.
2. Laboratory of Engineering Sciences and Topography
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) forest constructions, (ii) forestry roads and forestry transportation, (iii) topography and forest cadastre.
3. Drawing Room
E.Sector of Forest Products Harvesting and Technology
It covers the subject matter of Forest Products Harvesting, Wood Properties, Chemical and Mechanical Wood Processing and its Products and Operation of Wood Industries.
1. Laboratory of Forest Technology
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on: (i) the process of forest products harvesting, (ii) forestry work, (iii) wood structure and properties.
2. Laboratory of Wood Technology and Bioenergy
It meets the educational and research needs in this field as it focuses on the area of Wood Technology that involves: (i) the chemical substance of wood and its chemical products, (ii) wood technology and its products, (iii) operation of wood industries. The field of Bioenergy refers to the area of forest energy.