Northern Forest Science and Applications

About Us

[photo:] Marcell Experimental Forest BuildingBefore you can develop tools that are relevant to land managers’ challenges and objectives, you have to understand how complex systems function at scales ranging from individual organisms to diverse landscapes. The Northern Forest Science and Application unit is addressing these challenges within the northern forest region of the United States (and beyond). Research on ecosystem processes is critical to forest management and conservation as well as scaling site-based studies temporally and spatially to address larger landscapes.

The 14 experimental forests our staff manage offer a unique opportunity to investigate contemporary resource questions with decades of historical data. With partners throughout the nation and the world, we’re able to conduct broad, landscape-scale research, while simultaneously collecting a wealth of long-term monitoring data for future comparison.

Experimental forests managed through the Northern Forests Science and Applications research work unit include:

Last Modified: July 14, 2020