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Department Centers and Co-Ops

Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS)

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that bridges top forestry research programs with industry members to solve complex, industry-wide problems.

Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing (CEARS)

CEARS provides interdisciplinary leadership in remote sensing through formal instruction, outreach, cooperative research, and consulting.

Center for Forest Products Business

Established to help forest products firms improve the management of their operations and the marketing of their products.

Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design

The only research facility in the United States that performs comprehensive research and development work, provides technical assistance, and offers educational programs focusing exclusively on the interactions of packaging, pallets, and material handling equipment.

Forest Modeling Research Cooperative (FMRC)

An outgrowth of the Loblolly Pine Growth and Yield Research Cooperative for the purpose of developing growth and yield models for intensively managed loblolly pine plantations.

Forest Productivity Cooperative (FPC)

An international partnership working to increase the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of plantation forestry throughout the Americas.

Forest Operations and Business Research Cooperative

A cooperative effort among the pulp and paper industry, forest equipment manufacturers, and Virginia Tech to provide undergraduate and graduate education programs.

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center (FMCC)

A cooperative research and propagation facility to restore and recover endangered freshwater mollusks in Virginia and adjacent states.

Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center

Created to study forest biology, including genetics, physiology, and soils.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Accelerates the application of agroforestry through a network of partners who conduct research, develop technologies and tools, and coordinate demonstrations and training of natural resource professionals.

USDA Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer

Provides innovative solutions to aquatic resource management challenges on national forests.

USDA Forest Watershed Science Research Work Unit

Provides information, methods, and guidelines to implement and evaluate ecosystem management concepts, practices, and effects on water, soil, and forest resources.

USDA Utilization of Southern Forest Resources Research Work Unit

Focused on research in the areas of green building, pallet repair and recycling, and urban tree monitoring.

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Conducts research and technical assistance to national parks and other protected natural areas nationwide.

Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Established to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research between natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern.

Wood-Based Composites Center (WBC)

A National Science Foundation multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center focused on fundamental research and education for the purpose of advancing the science and technology of wood-based composite materials.


25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017


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