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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Jul 5, 2021
Making Citizen Science Inclusive Will Require More Than Rebranding
Scientists need to undertake tangible efforts to boost equity, diversity and inclusion in citizen science, NC State researchers said in a perspective in the journal Science.
Jun 21, 2021
In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could be Vulnerable to Climate Change
A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change.