Credits required
19 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 19 quarter credits are equal to 12.67 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$538 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Forest and Climate Change – Online


Faculty in the forests and climate change graduate certificate are predominantly associated with Oregon State's well-regarded College of Forestry and are actively engaged in global change related research.

Faculty contact

Dr. Badege Bishaw, program director
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
Oregon State University

Program faculty

Badege Bishaw

Courses: SNR 506, SNR 511

Dr. Bishaw is a senior instructor and is the program director for this graduate certificate, the sustainable natural resources online graduate certificate and the Master of Natural Resources online program. His specialty area interests include agroforestry, social forestry, silviculture, international forestry research, and education and outreach inside and outside the United States. His other interests include establishing riparian forest buffers on agricultural lands in the Oregon coast range plus agroforestry practices in the Pacific Northwest region. Learn more »

Kim Hall

Course: FES/MNR 500

Kim Hall’s research uses economic analytical tools to inform natural resource management decision making – developing spatial bioeconomic models that model ecological processes and the ways in which humans interact with them. She teaches courses on the Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management, Market Tools for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Environmental Economics and Policy. Learn more »

Mark E. Harmon

Course: FES 536

Mark E. Harmon is the Richardson Chair and Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University. In addition he is the co-director of CCAL, the Cooperative Chemistry Analytical Laboratory. Until 2006 he as served as the lead principal investigator for the NSF-sponsored H. J. Andrews LTER and lead OSU scientist for the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. The projects Dr. Harmon has worked on since 1986 include installation and maintenance of a 200-year wood decomposition experiment; a project to estimate the stores and dynamics of dead trees in forests of the globe; a continental-scale, long-term litter decomposition experiment; studies of long-term patterns of tree growth and mortality; and the development of methods, including models, to estimate stores and fluxes of carbon from forest lands within the Pacific Northwest region. Learn more »

Glenn Howe

Course: MNR 538

Glenn Howe is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society and Director of the Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative.  Dr. Howe’s research focuses on the breeding, ecological genetics, and genomics of forest trees, including understanding climate-associated patterns of genetic variation, physiological adaptations to climate, and assisted migration. Learn more »

David Perry

Course: SNR 530

David Perry is a professor emeritus of forest ecosystems. His research interests focus on the relationship between ecosystem structure and processes, with particular emphasis on the role of biodiversity in ecosystem stability, including genetic diversity within tree populations, factors influencing herbivory in forests, impacts of harvest and site preparation on soil nutrients and biota, the response of ecosystems to global climate change, and ecosystem management. He is lead author of the textbook "Forest Ecosystems." Learn more »

Hailemariam Temesgen

Course: FOR 526

Dr. Temesgen is a professor of forest measurements and biometrics. He holds a B.S. degree from Alemaya University of Agriculture, an M.S. degree from Lakehead University and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to joining Oregon State in 2003, he was a visiting scientist at the Institute of Forest Management and Yield at the University of Gottingen, Germany, and Research Associate at UBC, where he taught forest measurements and aerial photogrammetry. Dr. Temesgen’s research interest includes developing efficient imputation, sampling, modeling techniques, and linking ground and remotely sensed data. Learn more »

David Turner

Courses: MNR 550, SNR 540

David Turner is a research professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. His research interests include modeling the effects of disturbances on the terrestrial carbon cycle, and simulating climate change impacts on vegetation. He teaches SNR 540 Global Environmental Change as part of the Masters of Natural Resources online program. Learn more »


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