Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is one of the top programs in the science and management of natural resources in the United States. Graduate training in our department offers a unique opportunity to explore diverse natural resource issues from multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. From the foundational science that underpins our understanding of the world, to its application for multiple management objectives, we seek to discover new knowledge and technology to address societal challenges from local to global scales.
The Ph.D. is a research-based degree designed as a terminal degree to prepare students for a career in teaching and/or research. Candidates must prepare a dissertation for which credit will be earned towards completion of the degree.
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