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School of Environment and Natural Resources

SENR Graduate Specialization in Forest Science
Forest Science

Forest Science

The Forest Science Specialization endeavors to educate the next generation of researchers, scientists, and managers of forest resources.  Forest Science encompasses a diverse range of topics including forest ecosystems and sustainable forestry through interactions with foresters, ecologists, hydrologists, and social scientists.

The SENR forestry faculty explore issues related to ecosystems and wood products in both rural and urban settings. Research focusing on the interaction between social systems and the forest ecosystem will develop innovative approaches to protect the ecosystem and the services provided by the ecosystem.

Active Graduate Advisors:
Peter Curtis (EEOB)
David Hix
Andrew Londo
Stephen Matthews
Eric Toman
Roger Williams
Kaiguang Zhao
Sayeed Mehmood

Recent Theses and Dissertations (available on OhioLink*)

E. Andrew MS Compositional Change of Ground Flora in Forest Ecosystems of Southeastern Ohio over Twenty Years

A. Chongpinitchai


The Effects of Wildland Fire and Other Disturbances on the Nonnative Tree Paulownia Tomentosa and Impacts on Native Vegetation

C. Coronado


The Economic Contribution of Ohio's Forest Products Industry: Changes Over Time, and the Value of Timber as a Resource

C. Goss


Influence of Forest Fragements on Headwater Stream Ecosystems in Agricultural Landscapes

T. Macy


Current Composition and Structure of Eastern Hemlock Ecosystems of Northeastern Ohio and Implications of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation

K. Martin


Ecosystem Dynamics in Central Appalachian Forests Affected by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

D. Radcliffe MS Topographic, edaphic, and stand structural factors associated with oak and hickory mortality and maple and beech regeneration in mature forests of Appalachian Ohio

J. Reinier


An Assessment of Plant Community Composition and Structure of Forested Mitigation Wetlands Relatively Undisturbed Reference Forested Wetlands in Ohio

B. Silliman


Production of Road Born Sediment of an Agircultural Road Network in Southeast Ohio

*OhioLink articles are available to OSU students, faculty, and staff