Forestry and Environmental Management

  • Degrees Offered: MScF, MF, MScFE, MFE, MScEM, MEM, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open; Master of Environmental Management (MEM) = March 1 (fall intake only)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Thesis
  • Duration: One - two (Masters), 16 months (MEM), four years (PhD) 
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

Branch out and explore UNB’s Forestry and Environmental Management graduate programs. We’ve been teaching the science of forestry for over 100 years, helping countless students manage and protect the planet’s natural resources for generations to come.

Ranked among the best in North America, our department’s collaborative learning environment gives students the ability to examine environmental problems from both a biophysical and a socioeconomic perspective. Graduates are well-equipped to succeed in a variety of roles in the forestry industry, growing into respected environmental leaders, natural resource managers, conservationists, project coordinators and researchers.

We normally have around 80 graduate students who are working on a variety of projects. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in conservation biology, First Nations consultation, CURA project coordination, geospatial analysis, research and more. 

Research areas and faculty

  • Wildlife and Water
  • Tree Biology
  • Soils and Forest Ecosystems (Dr. Arp)
  • Integrated Forest Management (Drs. Beckley, Erdle)
  • Forest Ecosystems (Dr. Arp)
  • Forest meteorology (Dr. Bourque)
  • Fish Ethology, Stream Ecosystems Dynamics, Atlantic Salmon Biology (Dr. Cunjak)
  • Fish Habitats, Population Dynamics (Dr. Curry)
  • Ecology, Park Management, Conservation Biology (Dr. Forbes)
  • Forest Operations Planning (Mr. Golding)
  • Aquatic Monitoring, Watershed Assessment, Ecotoxicology (Dr. Gray)
  • Forest Mensuration, Forest Biometrics (Dr. Kershaw)
  • Forest and Environmental Economics (Dr. Lantz)
  • Endangered Species, Forest Wildlife Ecology, Ornithology (Dr. Nocera)
  • Forest Ecology, Natural Disturbance, Insect Impacts (Dr. MacLean)
  • Wet Areas Mapping, GIS (Mr. Ogilvie)
  • Remote Sensing and Wood Sensing (Dr. Leblon)
  • Geography and Geomatics (Dr. LaRocque)
  • Forest Science (Dr. Meng)
  • Ecohydrology (Dr. Monk)
  • Wood Technology and Wood Mechanics (Dr. Gong)
  • Strand intervention design, education program design (Dr. Needham)
  • Forest Tree Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology, Genetic Resource Conservation, and Sustainable Management (Dr. Rajora)

Associated research centres

Application requirements

  1. With the exception of the MEM program, applicants must contact faculty prior to applying to secure research supervision.
  2. Applicants should hold an undergraduate in science, forestry, environmental studies, social ecology or the equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum 3.0 (B) average.
  3. Applicants to the PhD program should have a masters degree from a recognized university. 
  4. Applicants must submit a completed application.
  5. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed international English language testing system (IELTS) band 7.


Funding from teaching and research assistantships is typically between $17,000 and $20,000 depending on the program and top-ups from other sources are possible.  

Contact us

For more information on our program, contact Dr. Graham Forbes, Director of Graduate Studies, or Faith Sharpe, Graduate Assistant.

Office: I.U.C Forestry, Rm. 101

Phone: 1-506-458-7520

Related: Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management

Forestry and Environmental Management Information Sheet