The Forest Resources graduate program was created in 1999 with the merge of two master’s degree programs of the Department of Forest Sciences: Forest Sciences, created in 1976, and Sciences and Wood Technology, created in 1991. This merger, with the support of internationally recognized professors and researchers, resulted in an increased number of professors and research areas in the program, thus becoming a well-structured program with emphasis on the study of Conservation of Natural Ecosystems, Silviculture and Forest Management and Forest Products Technology. The program has a well-established national and international reputation, with a high quality scientific production.


Provide an excellent educational environment for professionals to develop their necessary abilities to produce and publish impacting and innovative information in the scientific, social and economic areas, and assist in Ecosystem Conservation, Forestry Production and Technology of wood forest products and non-timber forest products.

Main goals

Train human resources at a graduate degree to allow them to work both in public and private education and research institutions, as well as in forest companies of the planted tree production chain. The Forest Research graduate program also aims at providing enterprise skills for students, offering them alternatives in the Brazilian and international markets.

Degrees granted

Master and Doctor in Sciences, major in Forest Resources


The graduate program in Forest Resources is accredited by CAPES, a governmental organization which is responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions in Brazil, with a grading scale ranging 1-7, where 7 is the maximum score. In the most recent triennial assessment (2010-2012), the Forest Resources program scored 6.

Digital library of theses and dissertations

Theses and dissertations defended at the University of São Paulo starting in 2001 have been made available for online research and download. The project is associated with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), sponsored by UNESCO and provides the option of browsing the Forest Resources program catalog by thesis, dissertation, author or college.