• 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

500 Miles of NC
Meagan Knowlton
Nov 02, 2015
Human carbon
Bill Schlesinger
Oct 27, 2015

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.