- Poplar Research ranked world class.
- Michigan Tech leads the Aspen FACE (Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) experiment, a long-term study of the effects of ozone and carbon dioxide on northern forests.
- 18 Research scientists/associates and 22 faculty members; 55 Peer-reviewed publications; 42 Active research projects.
- $2,515,391 New research funding and $2,382,084 total research expenditures.
Graduate Programs in Biotechnology
Michigan Tech’s graduate program in biotechnology promotes graduate research in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and biotechnology for the benefit of society and the environment.
Biotechnology encompasses the applications of various science and engineering disciplines for industrial exploration of living organisms and/or their products.
The multidisciplinary nature is reflected on the diverse expertise of the BRC faculty, ranging from Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics to Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences in applied ecology stress understanding of ecosystem and organismal functions.
Areas of study include forest ecology, forest soils, silviculture, tree improvement, forest wildlife ecology and management, economics, forest inventory, geographic information systems, growth and yield, wood science, and forest biology.