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Peter Reich Quoted on Boreal Forest Study

Distinguished Department of Forest Resources professor Peter Reich was quoted in Great Lakes Echo on findings from the recent study Even modest climate change may lead to major transitions in boreal forests, which he was lead author of.


On-water Observational Research at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The purpose of this project was to inform unit leadership and visitor use management at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO) regarding boat behaviors and density at areas between Miners and Chapel Beaches. 


Interstate Safety and Efficiency of Log Trucks

This study compared the relative importance of the transport of raw forest products by trucks to the top five non-timber commodities and the fatality rates of log trucks to other heavy trucks in the lower 48 states, compared available national road damage cost estimates for interstate and non-interstate roads, and assessed the impact of relaxing interstate weight limits on hauling distance, travel time, safety, pavement damage, and CO2 emissions for hauling timber along three travel corridors in Wisconsin and Minnesota.


Across the boreal forest, scientists are tracking warming's toll

December 20, 2022

From Minnesota to the Northwest Territories, researchers are studying dramatic changes in the vast northern forests: thawing permafrost, drowned trees, methane releases, increased wildfires, and the slow transformation of these forests from carbon sinks to carbon emitters. Forest Resources Professor Lee Frelich, PhD, talks more about this important work.


Forest Scene Newsletter - Fall 2022 Edition

December 19, 2022

The Fall 2022 edition of the Forest Scene newsletter is out, featuring stories of the department's students, alumni, and faculty.


Forest Scene Fall 2022 - Project Update: Plant for the Future

December 19, 2022

From the Fall 2022 edition of the Forest Scene newsletter, an update on the Plant for the Future project, began two years ago at Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul. 


Forest Scene Fall 2022 - Student Spotlight: Theoren Keenan

December 19, 2022

Theoren Keenan, a senior majoring in Forest and Natural Resource Management (B.S.), talks about their path to studying forestry here at the University of Minnesota.


Forest Scene Fall 2022 - Research Spotlight: Dr. Diana L. Karwan

December 19, 2022

From the Fall 2022 edition of the Forest Scene newsletter, Dr. Diana L. Karwan discusses her research studying water movement and watershed function.


Forest Scene Fall 2022 - Alumni Donor Spotlight: Dr. William A. Patterson III

December 19, 2022

From the Fall 2022 edition of the Forest Scene newsletter: Alumni and donor Dr. William A. Patterson III shares his deep commitment to teaching about fire ecology.


Forest Scene Fall 2022 - Letter from the Department Head

December 19, 2022


From the Fall 2022 edition of the Forest Scene newsletter: A letter from Dr. Kristen Nelson, Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Forest Resources, to our community.