At the College of Forestry, we are known for our collaborative research approach to advance knowledge and bring solutions to issues facing our forest landscapes and ecosystems. We take pride in creating new and innovative approaches to help partners enhance people’s lives while improving the health of our lands, businesses and vital ecosystems. This amazing work is carried out by our world-class faculty, staff and students and happens in labs and out there – on public and private lands across the state and in the College’s own 15,000 acres of College Research Forests.

In FY 2021, the College of Forestry received over $9.58 million in external awards. The awards support College of Forestry research that advances scientific knowledge critical to the health of forests, people and communities.

Here are some examples of the new awards (a complete list can be found here):

LTER: Long-Term Ecological Research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (LTER8)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Nelson

Continued collaboration on developing leadership in the design, manufacture and construction of buildings using innovative wood products
Sponsor: USDA – Ag Research Service
Principal Investigator: Kathleen L. Kavanagh

Advancing Rural Prosperity and Equity Through the New Forest Economy
Sponsor: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Principal Investigator: Emily Jane Davis; Co-PIs: Mindy Crandall, Reem Hajjar, Heidi Huber-Stearns, Gerardo Sandoval, Marko Bay, Don Albrecht

Field trial of photosynthesis-modified transgenic poplars at Oregon State University
Sponsor: Living Carbon PBC
Principal Investigator: Steve Strauss; Co-PIs: Chris Still

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