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Graduate Programs

Energy and water balance of contrasting wet land use in the lower North Carolina coastal plain May 12, 2014
1:00 PM
1214 Jordan Hall
David Zietlow, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Identifying drivers of environmental literacy among middle school students May 12, 2014
10:00 AM
1214 Jordan Hall
Kathryn Stevenson, Doctoral Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Transcriptional regulatory functions of NAC domain protein in wood formation in Populus trichocarpa May 8, 2014
2:00 PM
2500 Partners II
Ying Chung Lin, Doctoral Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Environmental metabolomics as a novel tool for assessment of freshwater bivalve health May 8, 2014
9:30 AM
CVM D236
Jennifer Hurley, Doctoral Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Effects of Intensive management in the Restoration of Northeastern Atlantic Forest in Brazil; Survival, Growth and Carbon Sequestered 8 Years after Planting May 7, 2014
1:00 PM
3213 Jordan Hall
Aliisa Harjuniemi, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Coyote Movement Ecology and Food Habits at Fort Bragg Military Installation May 1, 2014
9:00 AM
1214 Jordan Hall
Morgan Elfelt, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Development and Evaluation of Human Longitudinal Time-Location-Activity Data May 1, 2014
8:30 AM
online via Collaborate
Zeke Hill, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Implications for a Drug Take Back Program in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Apr 29, 2014
11:30 AM
Online via Collaborate
Tamika Brown, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
A Review of Leachate and Management Solutions Apr 29, 2014
9:30 AM
online via Collaborate
John Pflegar, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Impacts of the Coal Combustion Residuals Spill in Eden, NC on the Water Quality in Lake Gaston NC/VA Apr 28, 2014
12:00 PM
Online via Collaborate
Amanda Kennedy, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Natural Resource Extraction: Modern Remediation Techniques in Response to Acid Mine Drainage Apr 24, 2014
11:00 AM
online via Collaborate
Matthew Horine, Masters Student
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) is an internationally-recognized leader in graduate education. Currently, over 200 students (70% masters and 30% doctoral) are pursuing graduate degrees in forestry and natural resources, including individuals from Afghanistan, Argentina, Honduras, Spain, Thailand, Sweden, Finland, India, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, South Korea and, of course, all across the United States. Fields of study include forestry; fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology; natural resources; environmental assessment; and geographic information systems technology.

FER’s graduate students receive a great deal of faculty, financial and technological support. In return, they play an integral role in FER's success by:

  • Working alongside of our world-renowned faculty on groundbreaking research projects;
  • Helping manage and implement our many extension programs;
  • Teaching undergraduates; and
  • Pursuing their own original research projects.

Their efforts help make FER an international center for advanced study in forestry and all of the environmental sciences.

Our Goal

Students at work in the Hofmann Forest.

Our graduate programs emphasize hands-on research, teaching and real world field opportunities. Our overriding goal is to create professionals capable of contributing to society’s welfare through the wise use of our planet’s forests, fisheries, wildlife and other natural resources.

We do this by producing graduate students who advocate sustainable practices in their fields and who have the knowledge, skills and willingness required to succeed as responsible scientists, teachers and practitioners.

For more on our graduate degree programs and requirements, please explore the links at left.