To serve as a nodal centre of research in order  to provide scientific support to the state and its people on matters related to forestry, wildlife and climate change with particular emphasis on conservation, productivity, sustainable utilization and scientific management of natural resources while  becoming a self sustaining  center of prominence and repute in the region.


To focus on various applied research programs, evaluation of implementation of various schemes, policies, and upgradation of skills of the personnel of the forest department in order to realize the vision of SFRI and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the sector.



To conduct study and research on:

  1. Conservation of forests, wildlife and ecosystem services

  2. Enhancement of productivity of natural forests ,plantations, and trees outside forests to meet the requirement of local communities and industries

  3. Efficient and sustainable utilization of biodiversity and forest resources.

  4. Climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Thrust Areas:

A. Forestry

  1. Multilocational cum provenance trials of important forestry and bamboo species in different forest divisions of Madhya Pradesh

  2. वन विभाग म.प्र. द्वारा विभिन्न योजनाओं के अंतर्गत किये गये वृक्षारोपणों का अनुश्रवण एवं मूल्यांकन

  3. Genetic diversity assessment using molecular markers for elite identification of existing candidate plus trees of Teak (Tectoan grandis) M.P.

  4. Use of excavated soil for enhancing natural regeneration and plantation activities of Greenka Energy Pvt. Ltd. Rampura Forest Range, Neemuch District of M.P.

  5. Dissemination of Knowledge Through Training Programme for Sustainable Management and Quality Fruit Collection of Chironji to Stakeholders.

  6. Investigations into problems related to natural regeneration of various miscellaneous species and development of suitable silivicultural management techniques

  7. Germplasm evaluation and standardization of propagation technology for production of quality planting stock of medicinally important species viz. Anogeissus latifolia & Commiphora wightii.

  8. अनुसंधान एवं विस्तार रोपणियों का श्रेणीकरण, मान्यता एवं लघु शोध कार्यों की अद्यतन स्थिति का आंकलन।

  9. Development of quality planting material of medicinal plants.

  10. Development of suitable package of practices for sustained rehabilitation of degraded forests.

  11. Development of suitable nursery and planting practices for RET species.

  12. Development of suitable agroforestry and farm forestry models for various agro-climatic zones of the state and  studies on forest based livelihoods

  13. Estimation of carbon sequestration potential in forests of different compositions and densities.

  14. Establishment of a network of sample plots representing different forest types, including coppice forests and plantations

  15. Preparation of species-specific growth tables for volume, biomass and sequestered carbon and development of region-specific allometric equations for estimation of these parameters

  16. Establishment of a network of preservation plots in different forest types and studies in ecological succession.

  17. Assessment of region-specific potential of NTFP production in forests.

  18. Development of suitable tools and techniques for sustainable and non-destructive harvesting of NTFPs and Germplasm collection, evaluation and preservation.

  19. Development of suitable post-harvesting techniques for different NTFPs

  20. Conversion of eligible existing ‘candidate plus’ trees into ‘plus’ trees after their genetic evaluation and also selection of new ‘candidate plus’ trees of economically important species having desired genetic traits

  21. Conversion of existing seed stands into seed production areas and establishment of new quality seed stands.

  22. Seed certification

  23. Environmental impact assessment and preparation of environmental management plans

  24. Upgradation and modernization of institute laboratories and Dissemination of evolved technologies from lab to land  

B. Wildlife

  1. AITE 2022 Evaluation of wild animals population and habitat in M.P.

  2. AITE : Data Scrutiny & Submission

  3. Study project on wild elephant habitat use and mitigation measures to minimize man-elephant conflict with special reference to Sanjay-Bhandhavgarh habitat linkage of central highland landscape

  4. International Conference on “Wildlife Conservation: Emerging Scenario and Way Forward” Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mandla (M.P.)

  5. Population Habitat Viability Analysis (PHVA) of Head ground Barashingha (Cervus duvauceli branderi) for introduction in Bandhavgarh Tiger Researve, M.P.

  6. Study on lepopard (Panthera oardus L.)  presence, identification of conflict zones and developing suitable mitigation measures on human-leopard interactions in the urban areas of Jabalpur and Indore, M.P.

  7. Estimation of wildlife populations.

  8. Monitoring and evaluation of wildlife habitats

  9. Re-introduction of species

  10. Estimation of carrying capacity of PAs for ecotourism

  11. Impact assessment of eco-tourism

  12. Potential exploration of ecotourism in areas outside protected areas (PAs)

  13. Determination of carrying capacity of visitors in tiger reserves and PAs.

  14. Man-animal interactions

  15. Habitat management

  16. Landscape level planning and management

  17. Corridor linkages and functionality assessment

  18. Protected areas (PAs) management effectiveness evaluation.


Major research contributions

The institute undertakes need-based forestry research programmes of the state and plays a dynamic role to address various forestry management problems. Some of the important research contributions during the year are mentioned below:

  1. Use of excavated soil for enhancing natural regeneration and plantation activities of Greenko Energy Pvt.Ltd., Rampura forest range, Neemuch district of M.P.

  2. Selection of species specific root trainer sizes and potting mixes to be adopted by the Forest Department nurseries of Madhya Pradesh for ten selected tree species.

  3. Capacity Building of Frontline Forest Staff of Madhya Pradesh for 5th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation Programme-2021-22

  4. Study on leopard (Panthera pardus L.) presence, identification of conflict zones and developing suitable mitigation measures on human-leopard interactions in the urban areas of Jabalpur and Indore, Madhya Pradesh

  5. Population Habitat Viability Analysis (PHVA) of Hard ground Barashingha (Cervus duvauceli branderi) for introduction in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, M.P.

  6. Impact Assessment of Proposed Sheopur Kalan & Badoda Towns A Group Water Supply Scheme- Parbati River Sub-project under MPUSIP on Aquatic Fauna, River Hydrology & Ecology and its Mitigation.

  7. Assessment of impact of Doubling of Katni Singrauli Railline  Project on flora, fauna and habitats of Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve

  8. Environmental Impact Assessment on Flora, Fauna & Socio economic status of local communities and action to be taken to mitigate impact of Kopra Medium Project at Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagar District (M.P)

  9. Development of high-tech nursery and preparation of quality planting material of RET species for their restoration in natural forest and rural/urban areas through plantations.

  10. Monitoring and evaluation of wildlife and their habitats for sustainable management and development in the protected areas/ Territorial divisions of Madhya Pradesh.

  11. Monitoring of re-introduced tigers (Panthera tigris L.) in Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary.

  12. Study of the impact of proposed Morena Water supply sub project under MPUDP on Dolphin, Crocodile & Gharial and their habitat in National Chambal Gharial wildlife Sanctuary, Morena (MP).

  13. Study on tiger presence and their dispersal movements in Ratapani-Kheoni landscape of Vindhyan Range.

  14. Identification of potential pockets and selection of candidate plus trees of Bija and standardization of its clonal propagation technique.

  15. Conservation of lac insects genetic resources.

  16. Production of quality planting stock of important RET and wild medicinal tree species through application of advanced technology.

  17. Study based on growth of sample plots of Teak, Sal and other species laid out in different forest areas of Madhya Pradesh.

  18. मध्यप्रदेश में प्रमुख गोंदों के संग्रहण के ऑकड़ों का संकलन एवं प्राथमिक संग्राहकों पर सामाजिक आर्थिक प्रभाव।

  19. पश्चिमी मध्यप्रदेश के मालवा का पठार कृषि-जलवायु प्रक्षेत्र (क्षेत्रीय वन वृत्त, उज्जैन) के अंतर्गत कृषक समृद्धि योजना द्वारा कृषि वानिकी के तहत निजी भूमि के रोपण एवं वर्तमान कृषि वानिकी मॉडल का अध्ययन।

  20. मध्यप्रदेश में महुआ फूल एवं अचार गुठली के उत्पादन एवं संग्रहण मात्रा का ऑकलन।

  21. देवास जिले में लोकवानिकी प्रबन्ध योजना क्रियान्वयन का अनुश्रवण एवं मूल्यांकन।

  22. उच्च गुणवत्ता वाले पौध तैयार करने हेतु बीज तथा नर्सरी तकनीकों का मानकीकरण। 

  23. क्षेत्रीय सह सुविधा केन्द्र, जबलपुर द्वारा मध्यप्रदेश एवं छत्तीसगढ़ में औषधीय पौधों के लिए डेटाबेस प्रबंधन प्रणाली की स्थापना एवं औषधीय पौधों की खेती का प्रचार-प्रसार।

  24. संस्थान के बैम्बूसिट्म में (बांस का पौधशाला) देश के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से विभिन्न प्रजातियों के बांस का रोपण तथा उनका रखरखाव।

  25. Digitization of old maps of MP Forest Department


Transfer of Technology

  1. प्रदेश के समस्त क्षेत्रीय वनमण्डलों में रूट ट्रेनर पद्वति से पौधों की तैयारी कर रोपण बाबत प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम।

  2. Skill upgradation training on Logging and Grading Timber.

  3. Training and demonstration programme on establishment and best management of Seed Production Areas, Seed Technology and Nursery Management for Field Foresters.

  4. Workshop on "Degraded Forest Ecosystems in Madhya Pradesh : Emerging Scenario & Way Forward”.

  5. Capacity building of frontline forest staff of M.P. for 5th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation Programme- 2021-22

  6. Scientific method of Lac cultivation.

  7. Training on establishment, maintenance and periodic measurement of sample plots

  8. Orientation programme on wildlife  population monitoring tools and technologies

  9. Training cum demonstration of cultivation techniques, processing and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants.

  10. Training cum awareness and orientation programmes regarding forestry research for the newly recruited trainee forest rangers and forest guards and students from universities. 

  11. रोपणी में रूट ट्रेनर में पौध तैयारी, पौधों में होने वाली बीमारियों का निदान एवं रोपणी प्रबंधन पर प्रशिक्षण एवं प्रदर्शन।

  12. Participation in exhibitions and fairs.


Environmental Impact Studies

  1. EIA on flora fauna & socio economic status of local communities and action to be taken to mitigation impact of Kopra Medium project at Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary, Sagar, M.P.

  2. Assessment of impact of doubling of Katni-Singrauli railline project on flora, fauna and habitates of Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Researve, M.P.