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ŠUMARSKI LIST 7-8/1985 str. 49     <-- 49 -->        PDF

Application of Forestry Sciences in the Forestry of Slavonia and Baranja


This paper describes the significance of research m the forestry of Yugoslavia, and
in Croatia in particular. The development of professional schooling is described
followed by scientific research in Croatia. We are proud to be able to say that
science has been applied in the forestry of Slavonija and Baranja for more than
a hundred years, (the first Management-Forestry Schol in Križevci was founded
in 1860).

In Croatia all necessary legislations exists to secure uninterrupted research
work in forestry and for the application of results.

Croatia has approximately 100 research workers, of whom 40 are holdersof
doctorates, engaged ´in active research work lin the field of forestry and the timber
products industry 2 are scientific researchers, i. e. 0.20%.

Financing of research work in Croatia has undergone several changes and
with effects from 1974 a from of financing based on free bergaining has been maintained.
This means that workers employed in the research institutes receive their
income from the overall income realised by the basic work organisation in its direct
activities or throgh the self-managing communities of interest for science.

Utilization of (he results of research varies according to a particular field of
activity and depends on the posibilities of personnel in economy, and on existing
mechanism for the transfer of iknowledge in forestry. We would point out that the
results are not sufficiently utilized and that due to this we still have some areas
within the forest economy which are lagging behind.

Insufficient attention is paid to the publishing of results and because of this
some very significant results are not available to the general public, and professional
critical analysis and aplication.

Long-term biological research often mets with a lack of tolerance on the part
of professional economists, as they are unable to see justification for such research.

Public criticism of scientific work is little or almost non-existents.