Integrated Forest Management Lab


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Forests mean many things to many people, and provide a wide range of opportunities and benefits to us all. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the art and science of forestry is an amalgamation of diverse areas of expertise. The goal of the Integrated Forest Management Lab is to find solutions to modern challenges in forestry that combine the best ideas and expertise from all aspects of the forestry profession. lab

Our expertise:

The strength of the Integrated Forest Management is the people involved. Lab members contribute expertise in:

  • Mensuration
  • Forest Biometrics
  • Forest Management
  • Silviculture
  • Optimization


The Integrated Forest Management Lab provides expertise in: forest inventory design, implementation, and analysis; growth and yield modeling; carbon accounting; innovative site-specific silviculture; and LiDAR and image analysis. Good forest management requires good tools, and good tools require good data. If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it. The goal of our lab is to provide innovative and efficient methods for measuring and monitoring forest development in a rapidly changing world.

With students and projects around the world, the IFM Lab seeks to make a global impact on how forests are quantified and managed.


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