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.
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Jun 20, 2019
Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?
Ross Meentemeyer and fellow researchers offer Tangible Landscape, an interactive model that allows participants to try different solutions to help stop sudden tree death.
Jun 17, 2019
How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests
Researchers in the College of Natural Resources explore the effects of change in vegetation for coastal bird species.