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 29, 2020
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including Josh Gray, a researcher in the Center for Geospatial Analytics in the College of Natural Resources, is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key...
Jun 29, 2020
Green Industries Create Stronger Economy in North Carolina
Green industries play a vital role in North Carolina, contributing approximately $134.9 billion to the state’s economy in 2019 and supporting more than 900,000 jobs.