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.
The MSU Shadows Collection and the Sustainable Wood Recovery Initiative has been featured throughout the media in August and September. Here is a collection of those stories…
The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a full‐time Academic Specialist to oversee undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Advisor Lesley Schumacher is leaving MSU Forestry to pursue a PhD program in Nematology at the University of Florida. We wish her the best as she takes this next step!
Two years ahead of schedule, Michigan’s forest products industry has achieved its goal of contributing $20 billion per year to the state’s economy, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today during a stop at the Besse Forest Products Group facility in Gladstone. The news comes out of a recent report by Larry Leefers, MSU Forestry associate professor emeritus. The report also shows the number of forest products industry jobs has increased 12 percent since 2012.
Date: September 27, 2016
Location: Room 225 in the Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Rd
Phoebe Zarnetske presents “Understanding and predicting how ecological communities respond to change.”
Date: September 27, 2016 - September 28, 2016
Location: Breslin Center
Career Gallery is a three-day career fair that brings top talent from across MSU together with all industries. Each day of the fair has a focus area; employers are welcome to register for one, two, or all three days of Gallery.
Date: October 3, 2016
Location: MSU Molecular Plant Sciences, Room 1200
Forests, people and climate change: a new “no-normal” world by Dr. David Cleaves, Former Climate Change Advisor with the U.S. Forest Service, B.S. ‘70 and M.S. ‘71 MSU, PhD ‘83 Texas A&M University
Date: October 6, 2016
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
The Education Abroad Expo (formerly the Study Abroad Fair) is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.
Date: October 11, 2016
Location: Room 225 in the Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Rd.
Sophan Chhin presents “Managing for adaptive resilience of forests to climate change and disturbances.”
Undergraduate Student Spotlight
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
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)
I spent my childhood in an area where forest ecosystems have changed and were the direct victim of forest fires and haze. Read More