The School of Forest Resources & Conservation is a unit within the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). We are home to three distinct, yet integrated, program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. Our faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.

What’s Happening

Forest ecosystems face increasing and emerging threats, including non-native invaders, resurgence of native diseases and pests, climate and land use changes, and the synergistic effects of these challenges combined. New hires will help meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge by seamlessly combining new experts and approaches with existing expertise, in order to guide management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience.

SFRC is home to a new Interdisciplinary Studies major in Marine Sciences! Our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program is one of the key hosts of this flexible major, and students interested in marine fish and wildlife, aquatic environments, and ecological processes are able to join the program beginning Summer B 2012. For more information, contact Dr. Shirley Baker.

Professionals looking to obtain advanced degrees in their fields can now earn non-thesis Master’s degrees and graduate certificates entirely online through SFRC graduate programs. We offer coursework in Ecological Restoration, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Policy & Administration, and Geomatics through distance education and at competitive tuition rates, even for non-resident or international students.

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We are proud to announce that SFRC’s Fisheries and Aquatic Science program was chosen to host the prestigious NMFS and NOAA Research, Training, and Recruiting Program. The goals of this unique and cutting-edge program are to provide hands-on training to high-quality students interested in quantitative fisheries science and marine research. Join us in welcoming to Dr. Jim Berkson and staff!

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Check out the photos from our latest events! We always have a great time, and you can relive the memories at our online galleries. Photos from the Spring Celebration are now online! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the celebrations of the Austin Cary Learning Center as well as the Flatwoods 5K, Graduate Student Symposium, forestry field events, and more! See you next year…

Site updated October 5, 2015