Forestry and Forest Science—Research
Forestry and forest-science research involves a wide array of topics, with forests as the unifying theme. Studies of stand dynamics, carbon sequestration, site productivity, silvicultural systems, economics, and the applications of simulation models allow us to understand how forests can produce a sustainable, high-value stream of products and ecosystem services that meet society's needs. To provide a rigorous foundation for this applied research, our faculty study tree physiology, forest-soil processes, carbon and nutrient-cycle science, invasive forest plants and pests, and forest ecology. Such research expands our science and process-based understanding of the forest ecosystem and its responses to disturbances, including global climate change.