• Department of Forestry Professor presents at Climate Action 2016 Summit

    Posted on May 3, 2016 8:46am

    MSU Department of Forestry Professor David Skole will present at the Climate Action 2016 Summit. Leaders from national, regional and local government; business and civil society will convene to demonstrate and highlight collaborations that can help create a more sustainable future. The Summit follows the April 22 Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations.

  • 2016 Student Awards and Honors

    Benjamin Schram, center left, is awarded the McDonough Scholarship.

    Posted on May 2, 2016 10:59am

    Congratulations to all our students who were recognized during the Department of Forestry 2016 Awards and Honors Ceremony on April 27, 2016.
  • Sparty’s Cabin unveiled on Earth Day

    Sparty and Sparty's Cabin at the Breslin Center.

    Posted on April 26, 2016 12:34pm

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Sparty’s Cabin,” a student-led project to build Michigan State University’s first tiny house, took place on Earth Day to emphasize the goal of sustainability. The project was a collaborative effort from the start, including MSU’s student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, faculty and staff members of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, Department of Forestry, Department of Sustainability, the Surplus Store and Recycling Center and the Breslin Center. Community experts and volunteers also participated in the construction of the tiny house.

  • Forestry doctoral student earns NSF fellowship

    Jaron Adkins

    Posted on April 26, 2016 9:10am

    MSU Forestry doctoral candidate Jaron Adkins was awarded a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The award will support his research in soil carbon stabilization, specifically in fire-prone, mixed coniferous forests in Northern California. His work will help show how wildfires impact the chemical composition of soil and cause both short-term and long-term carbon release. He is one of 2,000 individuals to receive the award, out of almost 17,000 applicants.


  • CANR Academic Advisor Award

    Dr. Dorcia Chaison and Lesley Schumacher

    Posted on April 25, 2016 8:43am

    Lesley Schumacher has been the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Forestry since February 2015. She is responsible for academic orientation, schedule planning, recruitment, commencement, internship coordination, career information and the Forests Forever Scholars Program.


    She is the 2016 CANR Academic Advisor of the Year.


  • CANR Outstanding Student Leadership Award

    CANR Outstanding Student Leadership Award nominees

    Posted on April 18, 2016 5:05pm

    Nominees for the Outstanding Student Leadership Award have shown service and leadership in the college, department or school and through their university activities. By tradition, the winner of this award is asked to represent the graduating seniors as class speaker at the CANR Commencement ceremony.

  • Michigan State University student leads tiny house build on campus

    MSU student Tiffany Pupa shows off the countertops made at MSU for the Sparty's Cabin project

    Posted on March 7, 2016 4:08pm

    As Tiffany Pupa prepares for graduation from Michigan State University (MSU), she’s thinking about a little freedom – in fact, it’s probably all she’s thinking about right now.

    Pupa, a senior interior design major from Northville, Michigan, is building a tiny house, dubbed ”Sparty’s Cabin,”  on the MSU campus. Pupa has engaged other MSU students in the building, which started March 4 at the Recycling Center.


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

    Ronald L. Hendrick

    Posted on January 25, 2016 3:54pm

    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

    Posted on December 7, 2015 12:38pm

    Migratory Songbirds Adapt to Climate Warming Through Flexible Breeding

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Associate

    Posted on August 14, 2015 11:02am

    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 and search for Posting #1796.

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