Forestry and Environmental Management

  • Degrees Offered: MScF, MF, MScFE, MFE, MScEM, MEM, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open; Master of Environmental Management (MEM)=  February 15 (Fall start only)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Thesis, Report, Project-Based
  • Duration: One - two (Masters), 16 months (MEM), four years (PhD) 
  • Entry Terms: Fall (MEM, MScF, MF, MScFE, MFE, MScEM, PhD), Winter (MScF, MF, MScFE, MFE, MScEM, PhD), Summer (MScF, MF, MScFE, MFE, MScEM, PhD)

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.

Faculty and research areas

  • Paul Arp - Soils and Forest Ecosystems
  • Tom Beckley - Environment and Natural Resources Social Science
  • Charles Bourque - Forest Meteorology
  • Allen Curry - Fish Habitats, Population Dynamics
  • Loïc D’Orangeville - Tree Biology and Silvics
  • Graham Forbes - Ecology, Park Management, Conservation Biology
  • Jasen Golding - Forest Operations Planning
  • Meng GongWood Technology and Wood Mechanics
  • Michelle Gray - Aquatic Monitoring, Watershed Assessment, Ecotoxicology 
  • John KershawForest Mensuration, Forest Biometrics
  • Van Lantz - Forest and Environmental Economics
  • Tommi LinnansaariBiotelemetry, Environmental Flows, Stream and River Ecology
  • Fan-Rui Meng - Forest Science, Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Joe NoceraEndangered Species, Forest Wildlife Ecology, Ornithology
  • Jae Oglivie - Wet Areas Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Om RajoraForest Tree Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology, Genetic Resource Conservation and Sustainable Management
  • Anthony Taylor - Impact of Climate Change on Wood Supply, Forest Management Strategies to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change, Forest Modeling and Analytics, Alternative Forest Management strategies, e.g., Ecological Forestry and Zoning Systems.

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 complete application, including three references, a resume, and a statement of interest. 
  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.
  6. Applicants who attended post-secondary institutions outside Canada or the United States must provide a WES ICAP evaluation listing all prior post-secondary education they have obtained. The review committee also reserves the right to ask for a WES ICAP evaluation in other cases where this evaluation is needed to accurately assess an applicant's credentials. The WES ICAP evaluation ensures certified expert translation of academic standing and degree credentials and expedites the subsequent review and decision process.


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 program administrators.

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

Phone: 1-506 458 7520

Related: Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management