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Forestry Graduate Degrees

The graduate programs in forestry involve a broad range of topics, including biotechnology, carbon modeling, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis. This highly ranked program focuses on applying current technological approaches to local and global environmental and management issues.
Recent Theses and Dissertations:
  • Stand dynamics, growth, and yield of genetically enhanced loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) – Charles Sabatia
  • Inventorying trees in an urban landscape using small-footprint discrete return imaging lidar – Rupesh Shrestha
  • Long-term (24-year) effects of harvest disturbances on ecosystem productivity and carbon sequestration in tupelo-cypress swamps in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta – Scott McKee
  • Dynamics of forest cover extent, forest fragmentation and their drivers in the Lake Victoria crescent, Uganda from 1989 to 2009 – Daniel Waiswa
  • Pilot validation of VSMOKE with implications for smoke management regulations – Robert Bernier


Master of Science (MS)
Master of Forestry (MF)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department: Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Director: Jay Sullivan
313 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5483 
Website: Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation: Graduate Program

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