lily pads and grass
Leaves and Trees
Sun setting on in the forest

Forestry

Research within the Department of Forestry focuses on the subject areas listed below.

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Forest Biology and Watershed Management

  • Silviculture for Ecosystem Services
  • Mixed species management
  • Stand dynamics
  • Commercial thinning
  • Tree physiology
  • Restoration and ecosystem productivity
  • Ecohydrology
  • Hardwood and pine management

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Forest Economics, Management and Policy

  • Monetary valuation of ecosystem services
  • Utilization of woody biomass
  • Assessing forest operations and businesses
  • Trade and anti-dumping policies
  • Timber markets
  • Multiple resource management

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Forest Measurements and Spatial Technology

  • Impacts of natural and human disturbance
  • Measuring and assessing woody biomass
  • Assessments of large scale afforestation
  • Forest stand growth and yield
  • Carbon sequestration

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Sustainable Bioproducts
Sustainable Bioproducts
Sustainable Bioproducts

Sustainable Bioproducts

Research within the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts focuses on the subject areas listed below.

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Artificial Intelligence and Forensic Wood Identification

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Biofuels, Chemicals, and Energy

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Bioproducts and the Environment

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Bioproducts Deterioration and Preservation

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Bioproducts Testing and Evaluation

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Building Materials and Composites

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CatFish
Elk
Man Releasing Duck

Wildlife & Fisheries

Research within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries focuses on the subject areas listed below.

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Habitat

  • Agricultural Wildlife Management
  • Backyard Wildlife and Urban Ecology
  • Forest and Wildlife Management
  • Habitat Restoration and Monitoring

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Water

  • Freshwater River and Streams Management
  • Water Quality in Agriculture and Forested Landscapes

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Conservation

  • Invasive Species Ecology
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery

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Wildlife

  • Carnivore and Population Ecology
  • Deer Ecology and Big-Game Management
  • Native Grasslands and Upland Bird Conservation
  • Small-Game Management
  • Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation and Management

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Fisheries

  • Fisheries Science and Management
  • Recreational Fisheries

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Interactions

  • Human-Wildlife Interactions
  • Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management
  • Veterinary Wildlife Sciences
  • Wildlife Damage Management
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Economic Enterprises

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Centers and Institutes
Research Center
Sprinkler watering plants

Centers & Institutes

The Centers and Institutes of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center focus on vital research and outreach to enhance and improve the lives of Mississippians and the environment.

Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts


Natural Resource Enterprises


Research and Education to Advance Conservation and Habitat

Forest
Baby deer in a barn
Horses Grazing

Labs & Projects

Many research projects and laboratories in the Forest and Wildlife Research Center require more in-depth information on the subject matter of study. These projects and laboratories are often interdisciplinary and provide valuable information to benefit landowners, industry, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Learn more about these laboratories and projects by selecting below.

Carnivore and Population Ecology Lab

Turkey in a field

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Catalpa Creek


Picture of a creek

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Conservation Physiology Lab

small frog sitting on top larger frog

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CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds


bird perched on a branch

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Human Dimensions and Conservation Law Enforcement Lab

dawn in the forest

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Kennedy Chair



mallard flying in the sky

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Lumber Testing


various wood samples displayed on a table

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MSU Deer Lab


deer in an open field

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Quest Lab


fishing boats docked closely together

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