BIFoR - Birmingham Institute of Forest Research

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    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

    Birmingham B15 2TT

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) is a virtual institute of over 100 academics, primarily from the schools of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences and Biosciences but also including members from Mathematics, Engineering, the Business School, International Development, Psychology, English, and elsewhere. 

Whilst known for its world class research woodland in central England (the BIFoR FACE facility) research from the Institute stretches much wider than that. Indeed, BIFoR aims to provide fundamental science, social science, and cultural research of direct relevance to forested landscapes anywhere in the world. The Institute aims to make the evidence-based case for forests as part of one-planet living. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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