The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is recognized worldwide for our cutting-edge research. Our efforts not only lead to new breakthroughs in industry practices, they serve as a valuable training ground for students interested in working on the frontline of their chosen fields. Our innovative ideas and projects lead to sustainable real-world solutions and solidify us as the go-to place to solve natural resources challenges.
Environmental Science and Technology
We are working to understand and address the economic, social, political and environmental impact of human interactions with nature.
Our research examines the impacts human activity have on both natural and urban ecosystems, and their critical role in forest pest epidemiology.
We use a variety of tools to enhance and restore forest ecosystems and increase their productivity and economic value to landowners.
Our research fortifies forestry sciences that inform conservation, ensure productive management and foster the development of new silvicultural systems.
Natural Resources Economics and Policy
Our research examines the impact of social and economic factors on policy development and enforcement of sustainable forestry management and practices from both a domestic and international lens.
Hydrology and Watershed Management
Our faculty are leaders in the development of long-lasting, sustainable solutions––solidifying us as the go-to place for solutions to society’s grand water challenges.
Our faculty are leaders in the burgeoning field of Geospatial Analytics, pushing frontiers in spatial modeling and remote sensing of the environment.
Through our research, we offer additional options to engage with the public from the beginning to the end of the research process through citizen science projects.
Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology
Ranked second nationally for our research productivity, we specialize in impacts of global change on wildlife, human dimensions and wildlife, and urban ecology.
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Oct 11, 2018
Wild Suburbia: More Mammals Than Expected Live Near People
It’s a jungle out there in the suburbs, where many wild mammals are thriving near humans. That’s the conclusion of a large-scale study using camera trap images from hundreds of...
Sep 18, 2018
Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science
Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities. But researchers...