Wood, Derek

MS Student, Forest Resources & Conservation

Concentration: Ecological Restoration

Advisor: Daniel Johnson

A recent graduate from UCF with an undergraduate focused on Environmental Studies and Biology, I am now a distance learning student pursuing a concentration in Ecological Restoration. Summers in my childhood working on farms in the Driftless region of Wisconsin gave rise to my interest in the environment and the importance of sustainable use. Forests systems are continuing to be affected by climate change and insufficient management, vastly increasing the importance that proper measures are taken to mitigate these effects and preserve the integrity of forest systems for future generations to come. I seek to understand the mechanisms that take place within forest systems to prepare myself for a career in land management and ensure that the demands of the services provided by these forest systems are met.

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