The Department of Forest Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the only institution
that trains forest scientists in Switzerland. It currently consists of 6 sections and 8 professorships,
covering the entire range of forest sciences.
The Mountain Forest Ecology Group is an independent research unit that was founded in September
1999. It is devoted to investigating natural patterns and processes in mountain forest ecosystems
towards improving the management of these vital and often fragile systems in an era of multiple and
often conflicting forest uses, including protection, wood production, carbon storage, diversity, and
Harald Bugmann, Björn Reineking