KKL-JNF has been conducting studies for many years in the open spaces and ecosystems it manages in Israel. These include forests, native woodlands, streams, pasture land and others – habitats that are gaining significance in densely populated Israel. KKL-JNF’s research aims at preserving and supporting the services these ecosystems provide for the benefit of people and society in Israel.
KKL-JNF research projects are carried out together with outstanding Israeli scientists from the top universities and research institutions in the country: Tel Aviv University, the Weizmann Institute, the Technion, Haifa University, the Agricultural Research Organization’s Volcani Center, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben Gurion University and the Soil Erosion Research Station.
The topics studied are numerous and varied; they focus on the natural ecosystem and its services, landscape and biodiversity conservation and forest management in varying conditions. The purpose of this research is to find solutions for issues related to species improvement, pest control, soil conservation, water economy and optimal forest resource and visitor management.