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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May 6, 2021
Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads
NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources.
Apr 21, 2021
Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds
Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for the deer during summer.