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Study forestry at the University of Aberdeen






Undergraduate opportunities


BSc Forestry (pdf)

BSc Forest Sciences (pdf)

Postgraduate opportunities

MSc/PgDip Forestry (pdf)

Frieburg, Germany

Field trip to the Black Forest in Germany





Forestry Society Annual Dinner 2015


Forestry Alumni Newsletter


Brief history of forestry at the University of Aberdeen


Tales from the University of Aberdeen Forestry Graduates of 1956




Forestry Alumni Society

Student Society

What our graduates say



Forests are one of the most important terrestrial ecosystems on earth covering about one quarter of the land surface. Forests are diverse in nature, ranging from conifer-dominated cool temperate forests to tropical rain forests where the greatest species richness on earth can be found. Forests are vital to the future of our planet.


Forests for timber and fuelwood

Forests for conservation of habitat

Forests for conservation of soil and water

Forests for non-timber products


▲ Forests are home to a great diversity of plants and animals


▲ Forests protect the soil from heavy rain, and slow water moving into water courses reducing the risk of flooding. Deforestation is a serious cause of environmental damage such as soil erosion, flooding, and droughts

Forests produce many products such as rubber ►

◄ As long as we cut no more wood than the forest grows, the forest will continue to produce wood and other services in perpetuity




Department of Forestry, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences,· University of Aberdeen, · Cruickshank Building,  St Machar Drive,· Aberdeen AB24 3UU, · Scotland
Dr A D Cameron Tel: +44 (0)1224-272673· E-mail a.d.cameron@abdn.ac.uk·