Forest Ecology and Management

The University of Alberta recently ranked among the top 5 universities in the world in forestry (Center for World University Rankings, 2017). Managing forests for long-term sustainability of a diversity of values is a critical global challenge. Our research in this realm focuses on understanding the function of forest organisms, ecosystems, and landscapes with a view towards their sustainable management for a diversity of ecological, economic and social values. We work on extensive and intensive management; genetics and tree improvement; silviculture; tree physiology; ecology, wildlife and conservation; wildland fire; forest health; forest soils; restoration; forest hydrology, and climate change.