About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University! Our department brings together students, staff and faculty with interest and expertise in forest biology and social science to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing us today. Our faculty are world leaders in a wide variety of disciplines, including restoration ecology, forest social science, genetics and tree improvement, tree physiology, climate change and carbon dynamics, natural resource economics and policy, wilderness and recreation resource management, silviculture, wildlife biology, and nature-based tourism. Our faculty engage students in community-based learning experiences, research experience in our labs, internships with agencies and industries, and field trips to a variety of forest sites from cities to wilderness.
College and Research Facilities include:
We collaborate with many agencies, including:
- US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
- USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
- US Environmental Protecion Agency
- Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
We strive to ensure that the forests upon which people depend for water, recreation, wood fiber, habitat, and a healthy quality of life are available for future generations. If you share that goal then we hope you will visit us and join our students, staff and faculty in acquiring the knowledge needed to meet that sustainability goal. Please contact me if you would like additional information about our programs. I look forward to hearing from you!