Democritus University of Thrace

Greece
Address:
193 Pantazidou str., Orestiada

Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.) was foundedwith the legislative decree no. 37 in July 27th 1973 and started to run in the academic year 1974-1975 with the admission of its first students to the Department of Civil Engineering in Xanthi and the Department of Law in Komotini. It was named ‘Democritus’ in honor of the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus, whose origin was from the town of Abdera in the Prefecture of Xanthi. The administrative seat of the University resides in the city of Komotini, the capital city of the Administrative Region of East Macedonia & Thrace while administrative services are also provided in all four cities where the university expands.

Source: https://duth.gr/en/University/Our-Institution accessed on 12/03/2021.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Democritus University of Thrace is located in the town of Orestiada. It was founded during the academic year 1999-2000 with the acceptance of the first students. Its goal is to promote the Forestry and Environmental sciences with particular emphasis in fostering and advancing scientific knowledge in the area Natural Resource Management, as well as in training of highly qualified personnel capable of investigation, research, and applied use of advanced technologies for the development, improvement, protection and management of forests and terrestial ecosystems.

NWFP WORK FOCUS

Rangeland ecology and management
Agroforestry Systems
Forest grazing
Ecosystem services

DEPARTMENT:
Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

IUFRO REPRESENTATIVES

POWERED BY

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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

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Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632