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 Resource Assessment and Policy
We continue to analyze and evaluate resources in both rural and urban ecosystems and to develop policies to protect land and water through a science-based approach.
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.
As the foremost research center of its kind in the nation, we specialize in areas related to spatial modeling, geovisualization, statistics and remote sensing.
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 3, 2017
Factors Influencing the Success of a Market Based Conservation Initiative to Promote Rural Land-use Compatibility
Dr. Bob Bardon, Associate Dean for Extension and Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Extension Leader, recently published a paper discussing the five factors that influence land owners when integrating...
Oct 2, 2017
Student Spotlight: Edward Landi
Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major Edward Landi is a bird guy. In fact, he’s always been a bird guy, so his undergraduate research naturally focused on birds, specifically the...