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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Jan 8, 2020
Coyotes Are Poised To Enter South America For The First Time
Roland Kays, a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State, explores the expansion of coyotoes into the Darién Gap – a dense wilderness...
Dec 18, 2019
UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology
A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers...