Forests in Slovenia cover 60% of the country and are among the most diverse and well preserved forests in Europe. This is due to small-scale environmental heterogeneity and the long-standing tradition of nature based management of forests ecosystems in Slovenia. The first group of important findings are helping to reveal the nature of virgin forests, highlighting the differences in the structure and dynamics of flora and fauna compared to managed forests. Therefore, they will be used for development of management strategies in Slovenia and serve as a reference for sustainable management of forest resources worldwide. Important topics include: genetic differentiation and phylogeny of beech on the Balkan peninsula, comparison of structure and biodiversity in the Rajhenav virgin forest remnant and managed forest in the Dinaric region of Slovenia, comparison of the main types of selection forests (distribution, site conditions, stand structure, regeneration and management), long-term changes in tree species composition in the Dinaric mountain forests, modelling the brown bear population in Slovenia - a tool in the conservation management of a threatened species, experience obtained from box trapping and handling wildcats in Slovenia, habitat suitability modelling for red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) in South-central Slovenia with classification trees, identifying brown bear habitat by a combined GIS and machine learning method, and interactions among the red deer population, meteorological parameters, and new growth of the natural regenerated forest in Sneznik. The second group of important findings is linked to anthropogenically altered forest and urban landscapes, their structure and restoration efforts, including the following topics: restoration of Norway spruce plantations based on regeneration dynamics, interactions of ecological factors and natural regeneration in subalpine an altimontane Norway spruce forests and implications for management, conservation and management of forest patches and corridors in suburban landscapes, fungi ingestion as an important factor influencing heavy metal intake in roe deer, the impact of high speed, high volume traffic axes on brown bears in Slovenia, and forest road formation width as an indicator of human impact on forest environment. The results are published in refereed international journals (publication list available at http://www.bf.uni-lj.si/gozdarstvo/index.htm), and in a programme group scientific journal (Research Reports - http://www.forestry.bf.uni-lj.si/) and series.