Tag: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Branislav Cvjetkovic, Bosnia

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Branislav completed a five-month Fellowship in October, 2013. Branislav is a research assistant at the Univeristy of Banja Luka where he researches seedling technology and forest genetics. Branislav came to WFI supported by the WFI Friends and Alumni Fund and studied technology transfer of forest genetics in light of climate change. He visited the science of assisted migration and developed ideas on how Bosnia could implement this science to conserve several at-risk forest tree species in Bosnia. Branislav returned home to begin his PhD work and continues serving as a research assistant at the university.

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Milan Mataruga, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Milan Mataruga completed a year-long fellowhip, ending in September 2009, where he studied and gained practical experience in forest genetic resources of the the Pacific Northwest.  For many years he served as a Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka in Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  More recently he was appointed a Vice Rector for science, research and development at University of Banja Luka. His previous research has centered around seedling growth and production, including work on seed orchards, physiological and genetic seed research, drought resistant seedlings, preservation of biodiversity, afforestation and reforestation.