Andrej Pilipovic Ph.D.

Profile Andrej Pilipovic
Professional Title
Hybrid Poplar Research Program Manager


Dr. Pilipovic is a forestry scientist involved in improvement of forest tree species focused on adaptation and mitigation of climate change and sustainable development. His field of research includes the breeding of fast-growing species for multiple uses (i.e. biomass, agroforestry, phytoremediation), identification of the resilient tree species, populations and genotypes using contemporary research methodology, plant physiology and conservation of forest genetic resources. 

His expertise also includes forest nursery production and management and the transfer of forest reproductive material. He is a vice-chair of the UN FAO International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment Working Party on Environmental and Ecosystem Services and former expert of the European Forest Genetics Programme (EUFORGEN).


  • Ph.D. Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2012 
  • M.Sc. Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2005 
  • B.Sc. Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2001


NRRI News Articles

A man stands in a greenhouse surrounded by small tree starts.

Expanding the reach and potential of NRRI’s fast-growing hybrid poplar trees.