Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry and Forest Melioration named after G. M. Vysotsky is a public research institute of national importance,which conducts basic and applied research on forests and forest landscapes, forest ecosystems, forest ecology and forest radioecology, reforestation and afforestation, forest protection, forest breeding , new information technologies in forestry, inventory of forests, and forest management, hunting, and other uses of the resources forests provide
Principles for forest management on the zonal-typological basis, standards for forest management
URIFFM has 633 stationary research objects, among which 478 objects are located in the forest area of the research network
In 1996, the Institute has become a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and in 2000, of the European Forest Institute (EFI).
International fundamental projects of global importance – study of gene resources (EUFORGEN), the programs on forest monitoring (ICP Forests and FHM), the study and conservation of ancient Carpathian forests (FORZA), the analysis into scenarios of sustainable wood production under different regimes of forest management (EFISCEN), the EUROFOREST project entitled “Advanced Technologies Directed towards Shift of the European Forest Sector to Principles of Sustainable Development” in the framework of the program of international scientific and technological co-operation (EUREKA).In 2004, an office of TechInLis project was established in the Institute, and several international seminars on advanced techniques for forest inventory and monitoring were conducted as well as an international scientific seminar on the use of GIS-technologies for forest management.