Research

Our research areas include forest science, soil science, land use, water quality, wildlife and fisheries science, and wood products.

Research Areas

Biogeochemistry of Soil-Plant Interactions
Research focuses on biogeochemical cycles primarily in terrestrial ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles control the storage and movement of energy, water, and nutrients as well as other chemical constituents.
Forest Science
Recent emphases in Forest Science research include agroforestry, biotechnology, climate change mitigation, community forestry, disturbance ecology, forest management planning, genetics of forest and landscape trees, human dimensions, natural regeneration, silviculture, sustainable forestry, and watershed processes.
Land Use Impacts on Water and Forests
Land Use research examines people’s use of landscapes and the accompanying changes in soil function across the larger ecosystem the soil supports.
Soil and Water Quality
Research in this area focuses on restoration of severely degraded soil, fate and transport of anthropogenic compounds applied to soils, and fundamental hydropedological processes in soils and landscapes.
Wood Products
Research in wood products spans from processing and manufacturing to business and marketing including wood composites, wood adhesives, solid lumber products, organizational behavior, operations research, marketing, and market development.