Govedar Zoran V., born 1 January 1967. Graduated from the University of Saraevo, Faculty of Forestry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a specialty in Forestry (1991). DSc. (2005), Professor (2011) in Silviculture. Dean for the Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka (2008-2016), Head for the Department of Silviculture. Specialist in silviculture, forest ecoclimatology and forest melioration. Pi and Co-PI for a numerous international and national research projects related to the biosphere role of forests and sustainable forest management. Member of the Committee for Bio-technical Sciences at the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska (2013). Editor-in-chief for peer-reviewed scientific journal «Bulletin of the Forestry Faculty, University of Banja Luka» (2008-2014), associate editor for peer-reviewed scientific journals: «Bulletin of the Faculty of Forestry – University of Belgrade»; «Forestry» – Association of Forestry Engineers of Serbia; «Forest Review» – Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje; «South-East European Forestry (SEEFOR)» – Croatian Forestry Research Institute. Member of the international group of experts on European forests. Author and co-author of more than 80 scientific publications, including 1 textbook and 2 books. Some of them: «Forestry – an Ecological Bases», Banja Luka, 2011 (in Serbian); «The strategy of forestry development in the Republic of Srpska», Banja Luka, 2012 (in Serbian); «Silviculture of Special Purpose», Banja Luka, 2015 (in Serbian); «Gap-phase dynamics in the old-growth forest of Lom, Bosnia and Herzegovina» In «Silva Fennica», 2011; «Toward a definition of the range of variability of сentral European mixed Fagus-Abies-Picea forests: the nearly steady-state forest of Lom (Bosnia and Herzegovina)» In «Can. J. For. Res.», 2011; «Gap disturbances and regeneration patterns in a Bosnian old-growth forest: a multispectral remote sensing and ground-based approach» In «Annals For. Sci.», 2012; «A comparative analysis of recent changes in Dinaric uneven-aged forests of the north-west Balkans» In «Forestry», 2014; «Comparative structural dynamics of the Janj mixed old-growth mountain forest in Bosnia Herzegovina: are conifers in a long-term decline?» In «Forests», 2014; «Climate-vegetation characteristics of Kopaonik mountain in Serbia» In «Carpathian J. Earth & Environ.», 2014; «Selection of a thinning method in artificially grown stand of black pine (Pinus nigra Arn.) in the area of Srpske Toplice – Banja Luka» In «Lesnoe Khozyaistvo 2014. Aktualnye Problemy i Puti ikh Resheniya. Materialy Mezdunarodnoi Nauchno-Prakticheskoi Internet-Konferenscii» (Forestry 2014. Actual Problems and Ways for Their Solving. Proc. Int. Sci. & Appl. Internet Conf.), Nizhny Novgorod, 2015 (p. 150–164); «Silviculture of Special Purpose», Banja Luka, 2016 (in Serbian); «Willow Physiology», Monography, 2017, Banja Luka (in Serbian).