The School of Forestry takes pride in its faculty. In addition to a wealth of academic knowledge, the faculty have extensive professional working experience. Professional degrees from more than thirty-five colleges and universities are represented by the faculty. Collectively, they have held positions with universities, state and federal governments, varied domestic and foreign industries, international organizations, and private interest groups. This wide knowledge and experience is uniquely available to the student with an innovative team-teaching approach by our faculty.
Management and Restoration of Forested Wetlands; International Forestry
Ecology of freshwater forested wetlands and mangroves; restoration of wetlands; forestry practices of smallholders in developing countries.
Forest Products and Wood Technology
Wood science and utilization, wood properties modeling and simulation, links between forest management and wood quality.
Wildlife population dynamics, conservation biology, wildlife habitat relationships, impact of forest and range practices on wildlife.
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Community and Ecosystem Ecology of Soils
Ecosystem and community ecology of sub-humid and dryer ecosystems (inclusive of some forests, woodlands, grasslands, steppes and deserts).
Wildlife habitat relationships, effects of disturbance (natural or human-induced) on wildlife, ecosystem restoration, conservation biology, inventory and monitoring.
Restoration ecology, adaptive ecosystem management, fire ecology.
Forest Management Planning, Scenario Planning, Criteria Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management, Analytical Decision Support Tools, Simulation and Optimization Models, Harvest Scheduling.
Forest operations, forest management and economics, land management planning.
Ecological restoration, Cordilleran forests (southwestern US and northern Mexico), fire ecology.
Ecology and Forest Entomology
Community ecology, insect population dynamics, tritrophic interactions, mutualisms, ecology and evolution of bark beetles and their associated mites and fungi.
Regional recreation planning, natural resource-based community stability, human ecological systems.
Optimal Forest Management, Carbon Sequestration, Market and Non-market Ecosystem Services.
Fire ecology, fire and fuels management, fire behavior, and plant ecology.
Regional economic impact analysis, nonmarket valuation.
Tree physiology, ecophysiology of ponderosa pine, riparian and pinyon-juniper forests.
Recreation behavior, benefits of leisure and recreation, visitor perceptions, survey sampling.
Forest Health/Forest Pathology
Forest health, tree diseases, systematics and population biology of dwarf mistletoes, influence of forest management practices on forest tree diseases.
Forest and range community ecology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, spatial analysis.
Forest Biostatistics and Quantitative Ecology
Forest biostatistics, ecological restoration, applied sampling, spatial and temporal analysis techniques, vegetation dynamics and demographic modeling, computer science and information design.
Hydrology and Systems Analysis
Modeling hydrological processes, multi-criterion decision making, conflict resolution in multiresource management, integrated forest resource systems analysis, analysis of water quality programs.
Landscape ecology, restoration ecology, community ecology, fire behavior and fire effects.
Forest stand dynamics, applied forest health, multiaged management, management of introduced pests.