The goal of the research in growth and yield is to quantify the wood production under different conditions regarding sites (soil and climate), plants (tree species and genotypes) and stand types (plantations, old-growth forests). The research is based both on experimental studies, often in the form of long-term field experiments, and on survey studies in different stand types, for instance old-growth forests.
We also use models and simulations. The results estimate the quantity and properties of the wood production as a basis for decisions on future silviculture. An increased insight in stand dynamics and tree growth is a main focus for this research field.