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Bringing science, technology, policy and people together for a healthy and sustainable tomorrow
Through innovative theoretical and applied research we reach millions of people and acres of land with real-world knowledge that strengthens economies, protects the environment, and improves quality of life. Our research is broad-based and comprehensive, leaving an indelible footprint not only on our own state of North Carolina, but on communities and industries around the world.
Our researchers make discoveries daily in sustainable use and conservation of renewable resources, industrial and urban forestry, environmental sciences, forest products engineering and manufacturing, forest biomaterials and bioenergy, active living, leisure behavior, human dimensions of the outdoors, tourism marketing, consumer behavior in sport and tourism, and more!
We believe that nurturing the environment, engineering sustainable products and celebrating all the many ways humans and their environment interact - go hand-in-hand. When we live, work and play in balance with the environment - individuals, communities and business thrive!
Research in the College is conducted by faculty, staff and students in all three of our departments.
Various speaker series and events are held annually to inspire and inform the research interests of our faculty, staff & students.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RESEARCH IN THE COLLEGE
The College of Natural Resources Research Office (CRO)
The CRO facilitates the research enterprise for the College of Natural Resources – providing managerial and on-demand service and advocacy to the faculty and department heads, administrative processing and management of sponsored research grants and contracts, administration of the technical aspects of the federal McIntire-Stennis funds, budgetary management of F&A (“Facilities and Administrative” funds, also known as “indirect” or “overhead” funds) returned to the College by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, management of Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Technical Agreements, and as a clearing house for information on the research environment.
Further, Joel Pawlak, the Interim Associate Dean for Research, leads the College Research Committee, provides leadership for strategic programming in the broad R&D environment and for college international affairs, and enables the research enterprise by providing leadership for partnership development and for all aspects of scholarly innovation that touch on external funding needs
All questions related to the research business enterprise should be directed to the Research Office Staff.