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Forestry Doctorates: Production in 1974-1978 and Demand in 1979-1983

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The production of forestry doctorates in the United States appears to have leveled out at about 120 annually (excluding those in range and wildlife). Currently, 33 forestry schools offer Ph.D. or D.F. programs: one-third of the programs train two-thirds of the doctoral recipients. Certain schools predominate in particular disciplines, whereas in other disciplines the production is widely disseminated. Total demand for forest doctorates in traditional outlets seems likely to remain fairly constant. Some disciplines, however. have needs substantially beyond current production, whereas others may be in danger of overproduction.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, School of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri-Columbia

Publication date: 1980-12-01

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