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Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society

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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.

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Wildfire and Defensible Space: The Role of Arborists in Wildfire Risk Mitigation in Communities of the Pacific Northwest

SYLVAN PRITCHETT: M.S. DEFENSE. Please join us on Monday, June 1st at 10:00 AM via Zoom for a presentation of Sylvan’s thesis, titled: “Wildfire and...

6/1 10am
What Do People Think about Genetically Engineering Trees? A Qualitative Inquiry to Understand How People Reason about Using Forest Biotechnology to Address Forest Health Threats.

BETSY EMERY: M.S. DEFENSE. Please join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 9:00 AM via Zoom for a presentation of Betsy’s thesis, titled: “What Do People Think...

6/10 9am
Long-term effects of fire severity and topography on forest canopy complexity

CLAYTON SODERGREN: M.F. DEFENSE. Please join us on Thursday, June 11th at 12:00 PM via Zoom for a presentation of Clayton’s capstone, titled: “Long-term...

6/11 12pm

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