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

Jim Rivers honored as new American Ornithologists' Union Fellow

At the 133rd stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in Norman, Oklahoma, this July, the society welcomed fifteen new Fellows, including FES assistant professor Jim Rivers, and two Honorary Fellows, who were selected by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the... (more)

Forest corridors prove critical to biodiversity and pollination success in the tropics

“Wooded corridors remain abundant in many tropical landscapes,” said Matthew Betts, co-author and assistant professor at Oregon State. “But as agricultural land use is expanding rapidly, quick action will be required to avert the disappearance of corridor elements between fragments. Otherwise,... (more)

Selecting, Planting, and Caring for a New Tree

This book is published as both an interactive app designed for tablet devices and as a downloadable pdf. Both versions cover basic information on choosing a planting site, selecting the right species for the site, proper planting techniques, and first-year care. Authored by Paul Ries and Stephen... (more)

Graduate Program Announcements

Dec 16, 2015

There is a NRC postdoc opportunity at US EPA. Contact Ahjond Garmestani (garmestani.ahjond@epa.gov) with questions. Safe and Healthy Communities is a program at US EPA, which suggests an approach to environmental management that protects human health while incorporating what is valued most about our natural resources. Within this framework, sustainability research involves advancing the field   (more...)

Dec 16, 2015

A research team, based at Colgate University in New York, USA, and funded by the National Science Foundation, is studying the extent, status and conservation of Ethiopian church forests. The project’s main goals are to explain the mechanisms of church forest protection, and determine why some church forest communities are responding well to social change   (more...)

Dec 16, 2015

RESEARCH POSITION: TREE/FOREST RESPONSES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST  The USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, WA is advertising to fill a research (post-doc) position on understanding and modeling tree/forest responses to the environment or management. The candidate will contribute to on-going studies that focus on growth and function of northwest tree species, especially in   (more...)