• Classes benefit from a 7,000 acre research forest and participate in real forest management.
  • Faculty research the effects of climate change and various sustainability practices on forest enviroments both in Durham and around the world.
  • Students work in the Duke Forest on real-world forest management and can earn a Master of Forestry degree.

People in the Spotlight

Forests Blogs

Pushing My Limits at Linville Gorge
Erika Zambello
Nov 25, 2014
Something That I Believe In
Anne Martin
Nov 24, 2014

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni with a focus in Forests work throughout government and the private sector.

Giving Highlight


The business of forestry is changing worldwide. That’s why we’re launching a Forest Finance Initiative to prepare global leaders who can balance financial interests with environmental stewardship.

Research Spotlight

Loblolly trees growing under elevated carbon dioxide levels emitted from towers at Duke Forest's FACE site Photo credit: Chris Hildreth

Duke Forest FACE

Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) is a method that raises the concentration of CO2 in a specified area and allows the response of plant growth to be measured.

Upcoming Events

Dec 02
Field Auditorium, Environment Hall