Research programs in Forest Resources & Conservation are diverse, covering aspects of forestry and natural resources spanning human dimensions, resource management and conservation, ecology, and biological and physical sciences. Laboratories and projects are managed by the faculty and staff members within each discipline.
The Center for Subtropical Agroforestry (CSTAF) is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional initiative established within the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) to undertake activities in research, extension, and education and training related to agroforestry.
The Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program (CFGRP) is a research cooperative whose members include the University of Florida, IFAS, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, forest industrial and state agencies as cooperative members. Our mission is to develop genetically improved varieties of southern pines, provide technical assistance and conduct supportive research for our members.
A cooperative comprised of public, private, non-government organizations, landowners that own or control Florida forest lands as well as University of Florida faculty members who together work to develop and disseminate knowledge needed to conserve and manage Florida’s forests as healthy, working ecosystems that provide social, ecological and economic benefits on a sustainable basis.
The Fire Science Lab is the only facility in Florida dedicated specifically to fire science and fire ecology education and research.
The forest ecophysiology research program focuses on quantifying physiological and structural controls over carbon and water fluxes in forest trees and forest ecosystems.
An integrated university-industry cooperative dedicated to optimizing the productivity, health and sustainability of intensively managed southern pine forest ecosystems.
Research in the area of tree functional genomics, to understand how genes function to create phenotypes, or traits.
The FEER Lab explores ways to make managed forested ecosystems ecologically sustainable and ways to restore damaged or degraded forest ecosystems.
Focuses on watershed systems, with an emphasis on fluxes of water, carbon and nutrients within and between aquatic systems and their surroundings, and the role of biological processes in regulating those fluxes.
The Forest Genomics Lab group at the University of Florida studies genetic traits at the genomic, cellular, and molecular levels.
Integrative-interdisciplinary research in support of the sustainable use of living aquatic resources.
Focuses on advancement and application of the ecological sciences to support conservation of neotropical ecosystems through sustainable use.
The urban and community forestry lab conducts research to better understand the ecosystem services provided by urban forest ecosystems and the impacts of hurricanes, invasive plants, and urbanization on forests and human settlements.