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FACULTY
DIRECTORY

CURRENT
RESEARCH

RESEARCH CENTERS & COOPERATIVES

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STUDY

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Research

SFWS research is conducted in partnership with nine affiliated research centers and cooperatives. With nearly 100 faculty members, research professionals and graduate students actively engaged in research within their diverse areas of study, the SFWS consistently ranks within the top two units on campus for extramural funding per faculty member. In terms of publication citations, 15% of SFWS faculty rank in the top 10% of all Auburn faculty and nearly 40% rank in the top 25%. Our research, which ranges from biological, ecological, and geospatial to socioeconomic and policy aspects of forestry, wildlife, and natural resources conservation, is primarily focused to help society develop a sustainable future.

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Forestry

We focus on the sustainable use and management of forest resources including ecological restoration, forest pathology and entomology, biomaterials and products, policy and economics, and operations.

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Wildlife Sciences

Our research seeks to develop knowledge to guide the sustainable management and use of wildlife and their habitats to assure healthy populations for current and future generations.

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Ecosystems & Society

Highly relevant to the quality of people’s lives, SFWS research contributes to the development of policy and management strategies for land use, public health, and natural resources.

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Faculty Opportunities

The SFWS leverages resources to support faculty research through the Charles D. McCrary Institute and the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Network to address critical natural resources issues.

Looking for a research partner?

Browse our research faculty directory to identify individuals working in areas of interest to you, or contact Dr. Graeme Lockaby, associate dean for research, to discuss your needs: 334.844.1054 or lockabg@auburn.edu.