OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Degree

2014-15 Sustainable Forest Management Guide

Students come to do graduate work in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM) from a variety of backgrounds, though most have undergraduate degrees in forestry, natural resources, engineering, or a related field.  Our Sustainable Forest Management graduate program may include coursework in other departments of the University.  Thesis research typically draws on the strengths of these related departments with their faculty serving on the graduate committees of our students.  Click "more" for further information on the programs as well as NEW funding opportunities!

Sustainable Forest Management Advising Guide (PDF)

 

 

Sustainable Forest Management
Areas of Concentration (AoC) develop, communicate, and teach the science and engineering necessary for sustainable management of forest, land, and water resources to achieve economic, environmental, and social objectives.

Forest Operations Planning and Management Forest Policy Analysis and Economics Forest Biometrics and Geomatics
Planning, organizing, and executing forest plans; enhancing supply chain efficiency and improving international competitiveness. more Analyzing tradeoffs in the forest and resource policy decision process; public land use policy; interpretations of regulations; markets for forest products; forest certification; theoretical and applied research related to ecosystem services. more Modeling tree and stand development; forest data sampling and monitoring methods; forest measurements and assessments; mapping and data management technologies. more

Kevin Boston, PhD, RPF, PE
Woodam Chung, PhD
Loren Kellogg, PhD
John Sessions, PhD, PE

Tamara Cushing, PhD
Greg Latta, PhD
Thomas Maness, PhD
Claire Montgomery, PhD
Eric White, PhD

Temesgen Hailemariam, PhD
Thomas Hilker, PhD
Jim Kiser, PhD
Doug Maguire, PhD
Michael Wing, PhD, PE, PLS

 
Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health Forest Watershed Management Engineering for Sustainable Forestry
Manipulating vegetation to achieve management objectives, from restoration to intensive timber production; fire ecology and fire management; forest ecosystem health. more Understanding watershed conditions and processes in forested ecosystems and the effects of management activities; evaluating and improving soil and water quality and related practices and policies for forest operations. more Designing forest operations to achieve sustainable forest management objectives; ecological restoration operations; road design and construction. more

John Bailey, PhD
Stephen Fitzgerald, MS
Jim Kiser, PhD
Doug Maguire, PhD
Matt Powers, PhD
David Shaw, PhD

Paul Adams, PhD
Alba Argerich, PhD
Kevin Bladon, PhD, PAg, HIT
Jeff Hatten, PhD
Catalina Segura, PhD
Arne Skaugset, PhD, RPF

Kevin Boston, PhD, RPF, PE
Woodam Chung, PhD
Ben Leshchinsky, PhD
Catalina Segura, PhD
John Sessions, PhD, PE
Arne Skaugset, PhD, RPF

 

 

Application Process

 

The first step in the application process is to find an academic supervisor for your graduate program. 

You should look through the information in each of the six SFM graduate program Areas of Concentration (above) and contact professors that have similar research interests to yours.

The second step is to apply to Oregon State University.  Please visit the Graduate School web page for further information.

Priority for Departmental and College Fellowship consideration will be given to applications completed by December 31 of the preceding year.

Please refer to our FAQs page for more information.