UNIVERSITY OF
KURDISTAN
Department of Forestry in the Faculty of Natural Resources at UOK started to admit students for Forest Technology Program (Associate Degree) with two faculty members. For the first time then, students attended the Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Engineering - Forestry in 1998. Upon recruiting its requisite faculty members and equipping the laboratories, the department set out to admit students for the Master’s degree in 2006. Currently, the department of Forestry admits students for BSc in Forest Engineering Sciences, and Forestry, Forest Studies and Forest Ecology in MSc.
According to the Program of Development, the department is going to admit PhD students in Forest Sciences. In addition, it aims at admitting MS students in Agroforestry collaboratively with the University of Extremadura in Spain by 2017. Furthermore, considering the cooperation contract signed between UOK and the University of Extremadura about mutual exchange of students and lecturers, PhD students will be admitted in two subfields, namely Forest Management and Forest Life Sciences. At present, being involved in educational and research activities, the given department has 9 full-time faculty members with academic ranks of assistant professor and associate professor.
Faculty of Natural Resources
Faculty of Natural Resources
The Faculty of Natural Resources focuses on the conservation, protection, rehabilitation, management and enhancement of renewable natural resources
Laboratories and Workshops of the Department of Forestry
Forest Measurement and Bioassay Workshop
Owning appropriate equipment and space, the Forest Bioassay Workshop provides the required conditions for studying the diverse aspects of quantitative growth of a variety of tree species in the forests that are located in the west of Iran. Students and the faculty members interested in the measurement and bioassay of the natural masses of their own favorite species utilize these facilities and equipment.
In the aforementioned workshop, a series of equipment is readily accessible and available to help the students of higher education and the faculty members of the department as well as the other departments in the faculty in writing their dissertation and doing their research projects.
Laboratory of Forest Biology
The Laboratory of Forest Biology has a wide gamut of facilities and equipment that are required and essential for bio researches in different departments of the faculty. Moreover, it is possible to conduct basic and practical researches there in the domain of Forest Biology. Last but not least, studies in other educational and research subfields including Fisheries, Aquatics and Environmental Sciences in the faculty can be carried out in the same laboratory.
Being the most well-equipped and largest laboratory in the faculty, it has reoriented its purposes toward distinct aspects of the genetics and biology of a variety of forest species. What follows are among the most significant purposes of this laboratory:
  • Studying the patterns of genetic diversity and crossing systems among natural masses of different species in the forests located in the west of Iran with the help of biochemical and molecular markers; elucidating geographical patterns of genetic diversity.
  • Culturing cells, tissues and plant organs for breeding and protecting the germplasm of forest species.
  • Optimizing the instructions that are given for genetic transformation, ectopic regeneration, somatic embryogenesis, colony proliferation and flowering control among forest tree species.
  • Conducting practical and basic researches in the areas of soil chemistry, physics and biology in forest masses.
Quercus brantii, Quercus infectoria, Quercus libani, Crataegus, Acer monspessulanum, Fraxinus excelsior, Pistacia atlantica as well as other species requiring more care and attention in Hyrcanian forests are among those species which are investigated in this laboratory.
The laboratory welcomes interested researchers, especially students of higher education, during the weekdays (both on and off days) from 7:30 a.m. to 20 p.m.
 
Forest and Rangeland Laboratories 1 & 2
The laboratories of the Forestry department and those of Rangeland and Watershed Management department in the faculty of Natural Resources were integrated in 2015. They started to work thereafter as Forest and Rangeland Laboratories 1 & 2. The Laboratory of Forest Biology has a wide range of facilities and equipment that are essential for bio researches for the different departments of the faculty. It should be noted that it is possible to carry out the basic and practical researches there in the areas of Biology as well as Forests and Rangelands Soil Science. In addition, studies in other educational and research subfields including Fisheries, Aquatics and Environment Sciences can be done in Forest and Rangeland Laboratories 1 & 2. In these laboratories, a variety of equipment is provided to help the faculty members to carry out research projects and the students of the abovementioned departments to write their theses and dissertations.
As the most well-equipped and largest laboratory in the faculty, it has defined its purposes around distinct aspects of the genetics and biology of a variety of forest species as well as the characteristics of forest and rangeland soils. What follows are some of the most significant purposes of this laboratory:
  • Studying the patterns of genetic diversity and crossing systems among natural masses of different species in the forests located in the west with the help of biochemical and molecular markers; elucidating geographical patterns of genetic diversity.
  • Culturing cells, tissues and plant organs for breeding and protecting the germplasm of forest species.
  • Optimizing the instructions that are given for genetic transformation, ectopic regeneration, somatic embryogenesis, colony proliferation and flowering control among forest tree species.
  • Conducting practical and basic researches in the areas of soil chemistry, physics and biology in forest masses and rangelands.
Quercus brantii, Quercus infectoria, Quercus libani, Crataegus, Acer monspessulanum, Fraxinus excelsior, Pistacia atlantica as well as the other species requiring more care and attention in the Hyrcanian forests are among those species which are investigated in this laboratory.
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