Forestry at Bangor
1st in the UK for Agriculture and Forestry (National Student Survey 2021)
- Top 10 for Agriculture and Forestry – Complete University Guide League Table 2020
- Cutting edge research and award winning teaching.
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We pride ourselves in being the longest standing Forestry department in the UK. We are a friendly and dynamic department ideally located, near to the Snowdonia National Park, to teach forestry. Our teaching extensively utilises our unique location by combining traditional lectures with fieldtrips that demonstrate real forestry practicalities and current environmental issues. Our extensive local, national and international networks and our active research programmes allow us to deliver high quality teaching addressing cutting-edge issues, as the report from an international exchange student from Canada illustrates. We work closely with, and introduce students to, UK organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, Forest Research and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
Our research team is multidisciplinary and spans the entire breadth of the forest discipline. We have active research programmes spanning from boreal to tropical forests. Our work concerns forests and climate change adaption, mitigation, deforestation, biodiversity, disaster recovery, food security, flood protection, nutrient cycling, human wellbeing, conservation and the role of forests in recreation.
Bangor is at the forefront of international forestry research with a fantastic reputation for its research activities. Students and academic staff are active collaborators with international organisation such as the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica (CATIE), the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia (CIFOR), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Forestry@Bangor has access to two inspiring facilities utilised for teaching and research activities. Treborth Botanical Garden and Henfaes Research Centre both located a short distance outside of Bangor.
We are a truly multidisciplinary and internationalised department with a broad range of expertise, ranging from traditional forest mensuration, silviculture and ecology to biodiversity and forest pest and disease resilience, agroforestry systems and below-ground tree-soil-microbial interactions.