Forest Resources and Conservation & Natural Resource Conservation Programs

Growing pine trees at a plantation.  
Project Learning Tree youth workshop, learning about tree rings.
Biology, Ecology, Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions for Management and Conservation of Forests and Natural Resources

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jiri Hulcr is our newest faculty member, joining us as Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology. Jiri brings with him several years and many countries’ worth of experience in arthropod biology and entomology. He is joined by his wife, Andrea Lucky, who is on the faculty in Entomology and Nematology and their beautiful new daughter. Welcome!

Bioenergy Study

Matias Kirst, an associate professor in UF’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, has helped develop a new pine tree breeding method using molecular markers that will significantly speed up the time it takes to develop new pine tree cultivars.  Read the full article at IFAS News >>

Why Our Programs?

Today we face the significant challenge of protecting the environment while maintaining our quality of life. There is a need for professionals who care about the environment, have a broad understanding of natural resources, are creative and enjoy a challenge. If you want to make a difference in the environment and how people interact with it, check out the Forest Resources and Conservation (FRC) major.


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