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Working side-by-side with world class faculty and industry leaders, our graduate students gain the knowledge to become faculty members, researchers, policymakers and professionals.

Exploring the Extraordinary

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is an internationally-recognized leader in graduate education. Our graduate programs emphasize hands-on research, teaching and real-world field opportunities. We graduate professionals who contribute to society’s welfare through the wise use of our planet’s forests, fisheries, wildlife and other natural resources. Our graduate students advocate for sustainable practices in their fields and have the knowledge, skills and willingness required to succeed as responsible scientists, teachers and practitioners.

Graduate students in our programs receive a great deal of faculty, financial and technological support. In return, they play an integral role in the success of our college by:

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

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

Our Faculty

Forestry and Environmental Resources faculty are leading experts, researchers and teachers in the fields of bio sciences, economics, forest nutrition, forest policy and management, hardwoods, hydrology, international forestry and global natural resources, landscape ecology, policy, physiology/ vegetative propagation, restoration ecology, silviculture, spatial sciences, tree improvement, wetlands/restoration ecology, wildlife biology and woodlots. Their research is pushing the boundaries of industry innovation.

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