Forest Research in Kerala

Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is a multidisciplinary team of experts conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. This Institute has contributed significantly to research in tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation over the past three decades of its existence. Founded in 1975, Institute is envisioned as a Centre of Excellence in Tropical Forestry to provide scientific support for decision making on matters related to forestry, with particular emphasis on conservation, sustainable utilization and scientific management of natural resources. KFRI became a part of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) along with five other R&D Centres of the State, when the KSCSTE was constituted in 2002.


Dr. KM BHAT MEMORIAL AWARD 2014

The 5th Dr. K. M. Bhat Memorial award was given to Ms. Smitha K. John, Agricultural Officer, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala. Her doctoral work on “Impact of organic carbon matter management strategy on sequestration of soil carbon and productivity of teak plantations on utisols in Kerala”, publications and their social relevance, won her the award.

Chief Minister launched the KFRI project titled ‘CAT @ School

Chief Minister launched the KFRI project titled ‘CAT @ School and release of digital compilation of research reports prepared by KFRI over the past 39 years On August 2nd in a meeting at the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI)
Peechi, Thrissur 10°31'48"N 76°20'50"E
  • Fungi of India: Web Portal Launched
    Fungi of India, the largest database platform for fungal study in India, close together scientists, students and aspirants of fungal community.

  • Web Portal on RET Plants of Southern Western Ghats
    First comprehensive database Database on Rare, Endangered and Threatened (RET) plants of Southern Western Ghats in searchable format.

  • Indian Forestry Abstracts
    Indian Forestry Abstracts (IFA) is a new venture of KFRI to present a comprehensive bibliography of current forestry literature published in India, along with an abstract for each citation.



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