The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is one of four departments within the College of Natural Resources and Environment and is one of the top programs in natural resource management in the United States. Our top-flight education and research focus on the latest applications to uncover the science needed to manage forests and other natural resources. Our programs are diverse and approach critical natural resource issues from many disciplinary perspectives. From protected areas management and economic policy to forest soil productivity, urbanization, and genomics, we seek to discover new knowledge and technology to address the global challenges to come.
Article ItemVirginia Tech launches Translational Plant Sciences Center , article
There is a pressing need for research to promote safe, sustainable production of food, feed, and fiber. To meet this need, Virginia Tech has created the Translational Plant Sciences Center, which will focus on the development and translation of basic plant research discoveries into technologies and practices that improve agriculture.Date: Mar 18
Article ItemThe business of conservation: Pamplin students experience real-world consulting with help from engineering faculty , article
In a management course led by Dirk Buengel, business students were able to engage in consulting for a real-world startup with an innovative mission: stopping the illegal timber trade. Hal Holmes and Eli Vlaisavljevich, assistant professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, represented the client organization, Conservation X Labs.Date: Mar 10
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