Alberta School of Forest Science & Management


The Alberta School of Forest Science and Management would like to thank Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc and Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. for their support of this new seminar series.

The next seminar will be held March 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm: Dr. Justine Karst presents:

Casualties of the wood wide web.

Justine Karst is an associate professor in the department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta.  Justine is a mycorrhizal ecologist who does much of her research in the boreal forest. Her interests include mycorrhizal ecology,  disturbance, and restoration ecology. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Ecology and Vice President of the International Mycorrhiza Society Dr. Karst was the ALES Teacher of the Year in 2019, and the ENCS Professor of the Year in 2020.



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Previous Seminars 

2022/2023 Seminars

Seminar #5 - February 2, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Courtney Miller West and Tom Habib presents "Forestry in the spotlight: managing multiple forest management priorities in a world of climate change, biodiversity loss, and reconciliation".

Seminar #4 - January 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Dr. Uldis Silins presents "Fire, flooding, and forestry in a warmer Alberta: Effects of compound (overlapping) natural and anthropogenic disturbances on Alberta's eastern slopes watersheds."

Seminar #3 - December 1, 2022 - Dr. Jen Beverly presents "Fire & Fuel Management - What we know (and don't)." 

Seminar #2 - October 6, 2022 - Dr. Jennifer Klutsch presents "Forest Health Challenges in Alberta."

Seminar #1 - September 8, 2022 - Dr. Brian Roth presents "Forest Management Opportunities in Alberta: Perspectives from from my 30-year North American Journey."

2021/2022 Seminars

Seminar #6 - April 7, 2022 - Dr. Charles Nock presents "Large-scale experiments in forestry: guiding management into the 21st Century."

Seminar #5 - February 3, 2022 - Christine Kreibom Quinn presents "Changes in Forestry: A 34 year career perspective and some advice to newcomers."

Seminar #4 - January 6, 2022 - Dr. Ken Greenway presents "The balance of Science, Policy and Reality - A Policy Wonk and Ex-scientist's Take."

Seminar #3 - December 2, 2021 - Dr. Barb Thomas presents "Investing in tree improvement requires more than the edge of your desk."

Seminar #2 - October 7, 2021 - Dr. Marty Luckert presents “Canadian Forest Policy: Where to from here?”

Seminar #1 - September 2, 2021 - Dr. Nadir Erbilgin presents "Vision 2030: Alberta School of Forest Science & Management - Possibilities & Opportunities."





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Undergraduate Programs

Several of our courses provide students with opportunities to develop practical and applied skills through field trips, hands-on field and laboratory exercises, and computer simulation exercises. Undergraduate students participate in introductory and advanced Field Schools.

Graduates are eligible to apply to become a Registered Professional Forester.

BSc Forestry

BSc Forest Business Management



Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in forest science and management are for students who appreciate the need to manage forested lands with due concern for forests as integrated ecological entities.

The program focuses on utilization and management of forest resources while ensuring that sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met.

Graduate Programs