As our human population continues to increase, forests and other natural resources are valued more for the serenity they provide, the organisms they support, and the products they produce.

The faculty and staff of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science are committed to educating students to create the future in the fields of forestry, forest ecology and management, applied ecology and environmental sciences, wildlife ecology and management, and molecular genetics and biotechnology. All of our degree programs heavily emphasize field and lab techniques, geographic information systems, and, computer and quantitative skills. We excel at bringing all our students together to work as a team in our complex natural world to answer the needs of society.

Michigan Biomaterials Initiative

In October, 2013, Michigan Technological University and the Michigan Society of American Foresters organized a Michigan Biomaterials Conference in hopes of bringing together a wide variety of players in the allocation, development, and distribution of goods and services created from Michigan's forest lands. Learn more about the Michigan Biomaterials Initiative.

Upcoming Events

Here is what's happening at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Xi Sigma Pi Symposium, 10:30 am - 4:00pm, G002
For a detailed schedule, click the link above

Friday, April 11, 2014

SFRES Forum, 3:00-4:00 pm, G002 - social will follow


If you have an event to contribute to this section, please contact Hannah Abbotts.

SFRES Friday Forum Lectures

View the most recent School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science Friday Forum lecture material:

Blair Orr - January 31, 2014
All those years of unfocused research

To view presentations from earlier weeks visit the Research Opportunities page.

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Christopher R. Webster

Christopher R. Webster

PhD, Forestry, University of Wisconsin

Contact

906-487-3618
cwebster@mtu.edu

Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

My research focuses on the interplay between disturbance, stability, and complexity in natural systems at local and landscape scales. While my approach to research is strongly field based, we also use a variety of techniques in my lab, such as tree-ring analysis, GIS, and statistical modeling, to assess questions at a . . .

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David J. Flaspohler

David J. Flaspohler

PhD, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact

906-487-3608
djflaspo@mtu.edu

Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

My research focuses on how organisms interact with their environment with particular attention to human altered ecosystems and those species that are most sensitive to such changes. I am interested in spatial aspects of habitats such as the arrangement of patches in the landscape and how these can influence demographic traits . . .

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Joseph K. Bump

Joseph K. Bump

PhD, Forest Science, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-1093
jkbump@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Animal Ecology & Conservation, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

For me, life is about relationships – personally with family, community and place, professionally among students, colleagues, and the species and systems we study, and metaphysically between humans and the earth. My overarching research interest, which is focused understanding the relationship between species and ecosystem processes, reflects this perspective.  This . . .

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Spalting Research

Forestry Science PhD Candidate Seri Robinson examining the process of spalting wood.