Brief information about the Outstation
Head of Station: Mr. Imran Gbolagade Tirmizi
The Rainforest Research Station (RFRS) is located in Ore, Ondo State. Hitherto, FRIN has maintained a field laboratory called Ore field station in this location since 1966, where artificial regeneration trials of both indigenous and exotic species were carried out; with planting stock supplied from headquarters. In August 2011, this erstwhile field station was upgraded to the status of a research station and saddled with the responsibility of investigating and finding solutions to the challenges associated with forests, forestry practice, and sustainable forestry development in the rainforest ecological zone of the country.
Forest ecology and wildlife Section
It conduct research into management and sustainable production of timber and non-timber forest resources, including in-situ and ex-situ conservation and production of flora and fauna species.
Forest economics and extension Section
The section is responsible for carrying out research into the economics of forest production and management. The station’s research findings are also extended to the members of the public through the extension unit.
Silviculture and tree improvement Section:
It conduct research into the various silvi-cultural and soil mineral requirements for the production seedlings of forest and fruit tree species as well as suitable agro-forestry technologies in the zone
Our Core Services
Services That We Offer
Supply of indigenous and exotic tree seedlings such as :
Budded fruit tree seedlings e.g.
Offer Training Services on:
RESEARCH BREAK THROUGH
HEAD OF STATION PROFILE.
Mr. Imran, Gbolagade Tirmizi is a Principal Research Fellow. He holds a bachelor and master degrees in forestry and wildlife management respectively. He is currently running a doctorate degree programme at the University of Ibadan on a research topic titled ‘’Wild animal hunting and consumption rates in selected communities around Old Oyo National Park (OONP) Oyo State, Nigeria’’. He is a member of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Wildlife Society of Nigeria (WISON) and International Society of Tropical Forester (ISTF). He had been involved in the training and empowerment programmes of members communities around protected areas on sustainable homestead snail and grasscutter production.