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Growing and maintaining healthy forests isn’t just about science. It also involves a lot of mathematics.

And we’re not talking about calculating the number of seedlings you’ll need to plant, or the quantity of wood you might harvest—although those are important. But in between the… Read Article

Alumni Spotlight


It all started with an undergraduate science class.

Conservation biology, to be specific. At the time, Karen Waldrop was working toward her associate degree at Florida State University when her professor said something to the class that would change the… Read Article

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are highlighting female Warnell alumni who have made significant accomplishments in areas of research. Today, meet Lisa Muller (PhD ’95), a professor and assistant department head at the University of Tennessee.


What are the main… Read Article

Illustrated book de-mystifies science, best practices for an important part of prescribed burns


Prescribed burns are an essential part of forest management, but the main byproduct—smoke—often gives people pause.

Now, a new guidebook focused specifically on smoke management… Read Article

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