Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU) enjoys a century-long reputation as a leader in forestry research, teaching, and extended education.  Currently the College has about 190 graduate students, including approximately 35 international students from all over the world.  The College offers graduate degrees in four distinct areas, administered by three separate departments. About 75 faculty members teach at the graduate level, and the College employs more than 300 faculty, staff, and support personnel. In addition, we manage about 14,000 acres of College Forests, most of it within minutes of campus.   

CoF News

OSU’s Starker Lecture Series to focus on Douglas-fir

Oregon State University’s annual Starker Lecture Series will focus this year on the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic tree – the Douglas-fir – which had its first major planting 100 years ago.(more)

California’s terrifying climate forecast: It could face droughts nearly every year

Beverly Law, a specialist in global change biology at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, co-authored a study of megadroughts three years ago. It showed that a drought that affected the American West from 2000 to 2004 compared to conditions seen during the medieval megadroughts. But... (more)

NW forest insect outbreaks compared from space

Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm. “This is the first time anyone has compared the impacts from these two insects in consistent units of change... (more)

Graduate Program Announcements

Mar 6, 2015

CONFERENCE ON MOUNTAIN FOREST MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia 7-9 July 2015 Conference themes: * Potentials and limitations of current management approaches to provide multiple ecosystem services * Climate change impacts on ecosystem service provisioning in mountain forests * Disturbance regimes in mountain forests and implications for ecosystem services * Alternative   (more...)

Mar 6, 2015

The University of Florida Water Institute seeks applicants for 2 Ph.D. Fellows to join an interdisciplinary team (six faculty members and twelve PhD fellows in geography, forestry, fisheries, and environmental engineering) working on the complex and interconnected set of biophysical and social impacts brought about by the construction and operation of hydroelectric dams and associated   (more...)

Mar 6, 2015

Research & Extension Assistant Professor of Forest Management Climate Change Cluster The Positions: The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) seeks to hire two new research & extension assistant professors with demonstrated interests and expertise in the areas of forest management and agricultural engineering. These positions are intended to build and reinforce   (more...)