This is a 9‐month (0.75‐EFT), tenure‐track, 50% teaching, 50% research appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School) and is located in Athens, GA. The successful candidate will be expected work with Langdale Center faculty to continue and expand a nationally recognized program in forest operations within the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (www.ugacfb.com).
See more in the job announcement
This year’s Timberland Investment Conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island was a great success with a variety of industry topics covered in the presentations and represented by the diverse backgrounds of the group of attendees. The conference, titled “Timberland: An Asset That Has Come of Age: 30 Years of Serving Timberland Investors, Where Do We Go From Here?”, was organized by Langdale Center for Forest Business professors Tom Harris, Bob Izlar, Dr. Richard Mei and Dr. Jacek Siry. We had 24 students from the Center make the trip down to participate. The conference started off with a panel discussion titled “What will the investing landscape look like in 2030?” and this future-looking trend continued throughout many of the subsequent presentations.
A number of perspectives on the future were covered, including increased specialization within the timber investment sphere, the possibility for additional revenue streams to timberland owners through compensation for non-market services (carbon, water), demand shifts towards Asia and increased use of financial instruments in timberland investing. Another topic, the economic outlook for the US economy, included discussion on factors affecting the recovery of the economy and the role of the Fed in speeding up the economy’s recovery.
Overall, the event was a great update on what’s going on in timberland investments, accompanied by delicious food prepared by the hotel and the nice scenery of Florida’s Atlantic coast. The next conference will again be held at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, March 1-3, 2017.
Recently, a group of 9 faculty and graduate students from the Center for Forest Business journeyed out to Portland, Oregon to attend the International Forestry Center’s annual “Who Will Own the Forest?” conference. A diverse group of presenters and panels from across the industry discussed a broad range of topics including key drivers of timberland value, issues that the industry is or will soon be facing and the dynamic opportunities that exist in timberland investment. We also had the pleasure of hearing from our very own Dean, Dr. Mike Clutter, as he discussed the historical changes in timberland investment and the cultivation of future timberland managers. Below are a few pictures from the trip.
Hi, I’m Andrew Carroll and I’m taking over as the new webmaster for the Center for Forest Business website. Just to give you a little background about myself, I previously graduated from UGA with undergraduate degrees in Economics and History, and I’m currently working on a Master’s of Forest Resources degree here at Warnell.
My main objective will be keeping you up-to-date on current events and the exploits of the team here at the Center for Forest Business, as well as keeping you informed about additions and improvements to this site. One new feature we’ve added to the website is a Give button located on the right side of the top menu bar. Your donations help support students and research and the mission of the Center for Forest Business. I am on a Center funded assistanship here at Warnell and your donations help support my education. I certainly appreciate your support, as do the rest of our students and faculty.
Take a look at the list below for upcoming updates, events and announcements. We’re only a few weeks into the semester and there are already quite a few exciting things in the works.
- An updated Student Directory
- Information on the Plum Creek CEO Roundtable we will be hosting
- The Plum Creek Golf Tournament
- Renaming of the Center for Forest Business
- Plans for the Timberland Investment Conference to be held February 18-20, 2015 on Amelia Island
- New Student Bio’s.
The last year has been a busy one at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The CFB welcomed a number of new students to its ranks, all seeking the Masters in Forest Resources (MFR) degree. The student directory link at the top of the page is a great place to get to know everyone.
The Southeastern division of the Society of American Foresters held their annual meeting in Panama City Beach this past week, and a number of the students and faculty were in attendance.
The meeting was a great success, bringing together students from all of the major forestry programs across the South East. In addition to this, the meeting featured presentations by a number of leading researchers in their fields, ranging from soils and hydrology to finance and economics. Topics relevant to today’s foresters were well presented and extremely informative, with new operational techniques and forward looking economic considerations each receiving ample attention.
We hope to see you at next year’s meeting.
“The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business has launched plans for another Timberland Investment Conference to be held in 2015.
The 2013 edition of the conference attracted 500 attendees and Bob Izlar, the director of the Center, explains why people are attracted to a forestry investment conference run by an academic institution.” – Southem
Listen to the full podcast here
Once again, thank you to everyone for making our recent conference such an overwhelming success. We thought we would provide a few updates so that everyone who attended would have all of the conference materials that they desired as well as a date and location for the next timberland investment conference in a little less than two years time.
Conference materials (including all attendees and presentations) have been mailed out to all of those participants who requested hard copies. If you didn’t notify us and would still like a hard copy on a disc, please email William VanDevender at email@example.com in order to receive yours. As was previously announced, we have all of the materials available on the Center for Forest Business website for immediate download here. Due to the strong response to the online availability of the conference materials, we’ve decided to continue to make the materials available online through the summer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the password information if you would prefer to download the files immediately as opposed to waiting on a hard copy.
Lastly, we are pleased to announce that we have again secured the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island as the venue for the 2015 Timberland Investment Conference. The dates of the conference will be February 18th-20th, 2015.
Thank you all for your support of our program here at the University of Georgia. We look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of years, if not before.
Wow – what a week on Amelia Island! We are very grateful to everyone involved who helped make the conference such an outstanding success – a special thank you to all of our speakers and panelists and the hard work of our graduate students and the entire Warnell staff who prepared for and attended the conference. With over 500 conference attendees this year, it was quite a crowd (and our largest yet!).
We hope everyone enjoyed the conference as much as we enjoyed putting it on. Shortly, we will have the speaker presentations and final attendee list available on the Center’s website.
We will also be sending out a conference evaluation survey by email.
Thank you again for making this year’s conference an overwhelming success and we look forward to seeing you at the next one in a little less than two years!