Formally established in 1902, the MSU Department of Forestry is the oldest continuing forestry program in the United States. The Forestry major combines elements of ecology, biology, environmental science, public policy, and economics to address a variety of environmental and social issues - from combating global climate change and invasive species to providing forest products and wildlife habitats.

News

  • Hendrick recommended as new College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean at MSU

    Ronald L. Hendrick will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, Hendrick’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

     

  • Migratory Songbirds Adapt to Climate Warming Through Flexible Breeding

    Migratory Songbirds Adapt to Climate Warming Through Flexible Breeding

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Associate

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, is seeking a highly motivated research associate (post-doctoral researcher) for a project investigating soil heating processes and the effects of soil heating on soil carbon, nutrients, seedbanks and hardwood regeneration.

    For more information and to apply for this position, please refer to the official position posting at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for Posting #1796.

  • Spartan Pure maple syrup from MSU

    Michigan State University is tapping into the expertise of researchers through the development of Spartan Pure Maple Syrup.

    The MSU Department of Forestry used roughly 2,000 sugar maple trees covering 70 acres at the Fred Russ Forest in Decatur, Mich. to create a product that’s available to the public. Ten additional acres have remained untapped so researchers can compare growth with that of tapped trees.

     

  • MSU research associate receives postdoctoral fellowship

    Michigan State University (MSU) research associate Nina Lany was named a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. She is the sole recipient at MSU.

    Lany’s work in the MSU departments of Fisheries and Wildlife and Forestry centers on climate change. The grant will fund her research, titled “Improving Predictions of Climate Change Effects on Ecological Communities with Ecological Complexity.”

     

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Events

  • ANR Week

    Date: March 5, 2016 - March 12, 2016
    Location: MSU Campus

    Michigan State University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources extends a cordial welcome to visitors to Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. The nation’s pioneer land-grant college was founded more than 150 years ago, guided by a philosophy to serve all the people of the state, an idea that still prevails in 2016.

  • University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

    Date: April 8, 2016
    Location: MSU Union

    Registration is now open for UURAF, the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.  UURAF is an opportunity for students to showcase their scholarship and creative activity to the University community in a conference-like venue. Students present their work to faculty judges in an oral, poster, or performance presentation.

    Students need to register by Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 PM. Registration and other detailed information can be found here: www.urca.msu.edu/uuraf

  • AutumnFest

    Date: November 12, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    41st Annual AutumnFest

    MSU Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education

    3.5 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Rutgers football game. 

    For more information visit the AutumnFest website at http://www.canr.msu.edu/alumni_donors/alumni/autumnfest

     

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight

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Name: Anna Boruszewski
Hometown:
Okemos, Michigan
Why Forestry:
I wanted a degree that could get me outside, but also had jobs available.  I looked through all the degrees that MSU had to offer and felt that Forestry matched those two criteria beautifully… Read More

 

Graduate Student Spotlight

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Name:Yusuf Samsudin

Hometown: Kandangan, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Degree:Master of Science (MS) in Forestry with a focus on Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management

(Advisor Dr. Larry Leefers)

Why forestry: 

I spent my childhood in an area where forest ecosystems have changed and were the direct victim of forest fires and haze. Read More