Ecology and Ecosystems Area of Study for M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Forest Resources ManagementApply
The Ecology and Ecosystems area of study focuses on the structure, function, dynamics, and resilience of terrestrial ecosystems, at a range of scales, from tree genetics and plant physiology to landscape ecology, modeling and remote sensing.
Because functioning and resilient ecosystems are central to human well-being, research opportunities in this area of study address a diversity of topics that help us better understand and enhance the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
- Colin M. Beier; email@example.com
forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
- Eddie Bevilacqua; firstname.lastname@example.org
sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
- Russell D. Briggs; email@example.com
forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
- John E. Drake; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree physiology, forest ecology, global climate change, ecosystem nutrient and C cycling, soils gas fluxes, tree water use
- René Germain; email@example.com
forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
- Mariann T. Johnston; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
- Christopher A. Nowak; email@example.com
Vegetation Management, Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Production Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology, Invasive Exotic Plant Control, Biogeography and Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Management and Certification Systems
- John C. Stella; firstname.lastname@example.org
riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
- Philippe G. Vidon; email@example.com
Geography/Environmental Science, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
- Timothy A. Volk; firstname.lastname@example.org
silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
For details on doctoral and masters programs, download the Graduate Student Handbook for The Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. Hard copies are available from the FNRM office.
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535
Current EE Graduate Students
Current Students Only currently registered students appear new names appear at start of academic year
Ecology and Ecosystems
Degree Sought: MS
Graduate Research Topic
I am currently studying the effects of nutrient additions (N, P, N+P) on the sap flow in sugar maple trees.
FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: MS
Worked in environmental restoration as a manager and supervisor for the Onondaga Lake Restoration Project. New Jersey native, avid hiker, explorer, traveler, and semi-professional photographer and videographer.
Graduate Research Topic
Soil carbon dioxide fluxes in a northern hardwood forest: fine-scale microclimatic controls and impacts of intense rainfall events
When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up? - Rise Against
Undergraduate Research Topics
The NEPA Process Applied to the Proposed East-West Highway in Maine, Vulnerability of the South Pacific to Climate Change due to Globalization