Charles Nock, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Sustainable forest management climate change biodiversity and ecosystem function forest ecosystems


Dr. Nock is an assistant professor of ecosystem-based forest management in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta. Charles research interests are in forest ecology, global change and the sustainable management of forests.

To learn more about my research and current opportunities in my lab please visit my webpage


We frequently have opportunities for motivated students interested in conducting MSc or PhD research to join the lab. If you are interested in sustainable forest management, biodiversity and ecosystem function, climate change effects on forests, send me an email detailing your interests and background to nock at

Reading through some of our publications and having a look at current students projects will also give you an idea of the type of research we are doing. Here is the link to my webpage


REN R 295 - Special Topics in Field Skills and Their Application in Forest Sciences

Focuses on specialized field skills and their application in forest sciences. The course involves off-campus field experiences. Pre- or corequisite: REN R 290.

REN R 501 - Topics in Renewable Resources

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to fourth year or graduate students upon consent of instructor.

REN R 906B - Research Project

The final research project that comprises REN R 906 is a final capping exercise for the degrees of MAg and MF. Its practical and professional focus should integrate the core areas of study in the program. The successful completion of the project entails (1) a research topic approved by the supervisor; (2) the presentation of a draft research proposal; and (3) the presentation of the research as a written document to the supervisor. The project may take the form of any of the following: (1) a formal analysis of management practice, organizational processes or policy; (2) a formative or summative evaluation of a research project or program; (3) a case study, using secondary documents, survey data, or interviews; or (4) replication of a previous study, with either the introduction of a new variable or an analysis in a changed context.

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