The MNR has a Core group of faculty who help govern the program, but all CNR faculty are potential advisors. Search the CNR faculty page for information on their research and extension expertise.
Leda Kobziar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Wildland Fire Science, Director, Master of Natural Resources
Dennis Becker, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Natural Resource Policy
Randall Brooks, Ph.D.
Extension Professor of Forestry and Extension Forestry Specialist
Jan U.H. Eitel, Ph.D.
McCall Field Campus
Karla Eitel, Ph.D.
Director, McCall Field Campus. Professor of Place-based Environmental Education
McCall Field Campus
Jo Ellen Force, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Forest Policy
Senior Fire Ecology & Management Instructor
Jason W. Karl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Harold F. and Ruth M. Heady Endowed Chair of Rangeland Ecology
Department of Forestry, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Department of Forestry, Rangeland, and Fire SciencesView Full Profile
Karen Launchbaugh, Ph.D.
Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Director of the U of I Rangeland Center
Penelope Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Fire Ecology and Forest Ecology and Certified Senior Fire Ecologist
Phinney Hall B10
Ron Robberecht, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physiological Ecology
Alistair M.S. Smith
Professor and Department Chair
Research Interests: Combustion physics, Wildland fire science, Lidar, Forest biometrics
Research Interests: Combustion physics, Wildland fire science, Lidar, Forest biometricsView Full Profile
Eva Strand, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management
Kerri Vierling, Ph.D.
Director of CNR Graduate Studies, Professor of Wildlife Resources
Lee Vierling, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor, Director of the Environmental Science Program and Department Head, Natural Resources and Society - On Sabbatical
Jaap Vos, Ph.D.
Professor of Planning and Natural Resources | Interim Director of the Environmental Science Program and Interim Department Head, Natural Resources and Society
Water Center 242G
Lisette Waits, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Resources
Frank Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Professor of Limnology and Associate Director, Center for Research on Invasive Species
Patrick Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Natural Resource Policy