Faculty in the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science have extensive interest and expertise in forest ecology and management, conducting research in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, including forest stand dynamics and restoration, dendrochronology, disease ecology, tree mortality and regeneration, landscape ecology, forest hydrology, forest-soil interactions and remote sensing. Faculty seek to identify the ecological, biophysical and climatic processes that mediate forest composition, structure, regeneration and function under past, current and future conditions. This research aims to understand spatial and temporal linkages between soils, hydrologic regimes, community dynamics and ecosystem processes in forested landscapes at local to global scales and applies this knowledge to the support sustainable management of forest resources.