How is wood formed? What goods and services do our forests provide, and how can we nurture and sustain the benefits? How does wildlife affect humankind, and vice versa? Discover underlying, complex ecosystems. Explore wildlife migratory patterns. Assess plant populations, and probe the genetic characteristics of species.
Study carbon production, or the dynamics of wildlife and insect populations. Delve deep into the impact of anthropogenic operations on wildlife. Study forest trees using whole-plant, subcellular, and functional genomics approaches. Make significant contributions to the fields of molecular genetics and forest science with advanced training. Establish your scientific or scholarly career studying fundamental questions that affect natural resource ecosystems and management situations in social and ethical contexts.
Join our graduate program and become part of a community of researchers dedicated to preserving and enhancing our forests, addressing critical environmental challenges, and making your mark on the world of science. Your journey here will be a transformative experience, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to drive innovation and positive change in the realm of forest science and conservation.
Study ecological services and processes in natural forests and managed landscapes, from nutrient cycling to bird habitat, and the impact management has on forest organism products and functions.
Gain the advanced tools and understanding to take on contemporary environmental challenges in natural and human-dominated ecosystems, and where they intersect, lakeshores to peatlands.
An emphasis on lab-based work to explore life process and genetic controls of forest organisms as they relate to their environment.
Professional Master's Degrees
No need for a forestry background. Take your bachelor's degree into the field to get you where you want to be: outdoors, doing work that sustains both a fulfilling career and the environment.
Map, analyze, and present geospatial data, rural landscapes to megacities. Expand on your bachelor's degree (any field) with project-based advanced learning. Enter the workforce with a skill set that can take you anywhere.
The research degree requires candidates to demonstrate advanced ability in course work and innovative research work in the areas of forest ecology, soils, silviculture, tree improvement, forest wildlife ecology and management, economics, inventory, geographic information systems, growth and yield, wood science, and forest biology. It is awarded in recognition of demonstrated mastery of subject matter in forest science, and demonstrated competency through research investigations that represent a significant contribution to the cumulative knowledge in the field.
The research degree requires candidates to demonstrate advanced ability in course work and innovative research work related to molecular genetics of a forest species, and/or applying that knowledge to development of industrial products and processes. It is awarded in recognition of demonstrated mastery of subject matter in molecular genetics, and demonstrated competency through individual research investigations that represent a significant contribution to the cumulative knowledge of this field.