Forest Ecology and Management—MS

General

Program Description

Canopy photosynthesis in temperate deciduous forest. Case studies of high-performing contract loggers with distinct harvest systems. Interpreting stand structures. Communicating with private forest landowners. Forests provide an array of ecological services—from recreational, to watershed protection. We seek to understand ecological effects and processes, and the impact our management has, from the impacts of bioenergy production on bird habitat to frameworks for coupled social-ecohydrological systems.

Program Strengths and Opportunities

  • Understand ecosystem and organism functions in natural and managed forest landscapes, from invasive worms to beech reintroduction.
  • 6,500 feet of lab space, 2,000 of greenhouse, 5,397 acres of research forest.
  • Learn to balance forest management objectives for a variety of interests, from forest health to industrial and recreational needs.
  • Tap into the wide breadth of expertise within our small, friendly academic community. Get to know us, and find who you want to work with.
  • Research degrees are non-specific, and we intentionally set a low number of required classes, unless your committee requires them.
  • Explore your interests with your committee and your advisor to define the optimal educational experience.
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The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University brings students, faculty, and researchers together to measure, map, model, analyze, and deploy solutions. ... Read More

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University brings students, faculty, and researchers together to measure, map, model, analyze, and deploy solutions. Woods. Water. Wildlife. The serenity they provide. The organisms they support. And the products they produce. More than 5,000 acres of University forests are set aside for research, education, recreation, and outreach. We're a scholarly community on a first-name basis—ready to help you grow in your research and create a career based on challenges facing our natural world. Read less