Forest Resources and Conservation Program Information
Director: Interim Directors
Graduate Coordinator: T.V. Stein
Since 1937 the School of Forest Resources & Conservation has prepared students for professional careers caring for natural resources. We emphasize the role of people in managing both terrestrial and aquatic systems, to produce the myriad of benefits and services they provide. Our faculty have a broad range of interests, including ecology, economics/policy, and recreation/education, and are united by an interest in environmental resources, rather than by traditional academic discipline. The School is composed of three programmatic areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. Combined, these programs offer seven different degree options (including two professional masters degrees), as well as concentrations and certificates in a diversity of specific areas.
The SFRC offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Forest Resources and Conservation (professional, non-thesis), Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis), and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Forest Resources and Conservation. The Master of Science non-thesis degree may be taken entirely online. Minimum requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Forest Resources and Conservation program prepares students to work with the ecological, economic, and social aspects of natural resources, including the management of spatial information gathered through traditional surveying as well as remote sensing. Faculty have a wide variety of specializations, including fire ecology, land tenure, tree genetics, recreation management, environmental education, geographic information systems, silviculture, forest economics, and environmental policy. Further information, including specific degree options, faculty biographies, and information on the admissions process, is available at: http://sfrc.ufl.edu.