Program for Environmental Monitoring in Micro-Watersheds (PROMAB): Is focused on use of the experimental micro-watershed for assessment of the forest handling effects on the hydrous resources. The concern to the effects of forest plantations on the water is a permanent subject and current in the whole world and several results show that handling of forest plantations may lead to hydrologic impacts in the micro-watershed scale.
Cooperative Program on Forest Enhancement (PCMF): The forest improvement area is one of the major operation lines of the Institute, since its setup in April 1968. Currently, the area is divided into projects, out of which: Enhancement Center Populations, Enhancement Populations, and New Cultivations.
Thematic Program on Silviculture and Handling (PTSM): Adequate scientific and technological basis to take operational decision for the forest companies, aiming at the increase of Eucalyptus and Pinus productivity and sustainability.
Cooperative Program for Embedding and Eucalyptus Cloning (PECE): Develope protocols for large-scale clonal production of selected subtropical eucalyptus genotypes and their hybrids by means of the mini-stem cutting and micro-stem cutting techniques, with special attention to induction and formation of a morphophysiologically functional radicular system..
Cooperative Program for Forest Protection (PROTEF): Integrated management of pests and diseases in forests, implementing systems that take in consideration the insects and natural enemies floating population and adequate monitoring and control forms, respecting technical, economical, social and environmental aspects.
Cooperative Program for Flux Tower (EUCFLUX): Evaluation of Carbon, Water, Nutrients and Energy Budgets at landscape level for a full rotation Eucalyptus plantation using an eddy covariance tower, aiming sustainable forest management.
Cooperative Program on Clonal Eucalyptus Tolerance to the Hydrous and Thermal Stresses (TECHS): Identifying what are the ecophysiological mechanisms explaining how the different genetic materialscan tolerate, with more or less success degree, the hydrous stress, which is in general associated with a thermal heat stress, is core to keep and increase the productivity standards in the traditional areas and ensure success of plantations in bordering areas.
Cooperative Program on Potential Productivity of the Pine in Brazil (PPPIB): Study of silviculture and habitat factors in Pinus plantation growth in different soil, climate and management.
Cooperative Program in Silviculture of Natives (PCSN): Aims to achieve the interaction among all companies and institutions, facilitating the exchange, consolidation and systematization of the existing information, rationalizing research efforts and seeking greater integration between the companies and the society.
Cooperative Program in Forest Certification (PCCF): Facilitate the interaction between the certifiers, forest companies, universities, research institutions and forest support companies.