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Mirko Vidaković, F.C.A.

Date of birth:

  • 10/29/1924

Date of death:

  • 08/15/2002

Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • doctor of Science


  • Professor (retired) - Faculty Of Forestry University Of Zagreb

Membership in Academy:

  • full member - Department of Natural Sciences (06/04/1981 - 08/15/2002
  • izvanredni član - Department of Natural Sciences (06/20/1969 - 06/04/1981)

Date and place of birth

October, 24. 1924. - Svetozar Miletić


engineer in forestry,
doctor in forestry


Agricultural and Forestry Faculty Zagreb,Forestry Faculty University Zagreb 1949-1966, 1969-1990

UNDP-FAO, Pakistan Forest Research Institute, Peshawar 1966-1969;

FAO Training Center Sopron (2  month 1971 Hungary);

FAO Expert in Forestry Institute Vietnam (4 month in 1981, 1982 and 1983);

Head of the Department of Forest Genetics and Dendrology Forestry Faculty Zagreb 1960-1990);

1955-56 10 month on a study in Arboretum Hoersholm

Vice dean1 972/73, 1973/74

Giving talks in several institutes in Europe, Asia and N. America;

Head of The Arboretum Trsteno (from 1970);

Head of the Department of Genetics Forest  Institute   1960-1966, 1969-1973

Scientific and educational professions

assistant, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor

Membership and functions at scientific and professional societies

Croatian Genetic Society (president 1980);
Croatian Forestry Society;
from 1969 associate member and from 1981 full member of Croatian (Yugoslav) Academy of Sciences and Arts;
full member of Croatian Forestry Academy from 1997;
member of IUFRO.


Republic award “Ruđer Bošković” 1977;
Dr. h. c. Forestry Faculty, Sopron, Hungary 1979,
award for life achievement (1981);
IUFRO award (1990).

Organizing activity

In Forestry Faculty Zagreb introduced teaching genetics and tree improvement;

In Forestry Faculty Sopron (Hungary) head of FAO Training Center for Tree Improvement

Scientific and professional meetings

Attend several international scientific meetings presenting papers, several times was a chairmen for sessions; organizing two international meetings in Croatia.

Scientific projects

Leader for 4 international projects in duration of 3-5 years each

Educational activity

Teachin forest genetics and dendrology

mentor 6 M.A. Theses, 6 Ph.D. Theses and several undergraduate Theses

Publication editing

from 1970 editor of journal Annales Forestales


Published 158 scientific and professional articles, revieu articles, conference papers and books (list of more significant articles is enclosed)