As these research snapshots illustrate, the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management is engaged in a broad array of research topics.

This should be expected, given our academic programs in Forest Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, and Wood Products and the required sets of disciplines found within each of these majors. However, the common point of view to all of these research efforts is a genuine appreciation of the forest resource setting and a fervent interest in perpetuating this resource for the continued enjoyment by all of society.

(Written by Jeff Mulhollem, editor, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences; and Dr. Charles Strauss, professor and former director, and Ms. Ellen Manno, program assistant, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management)