Eric Kruger

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Professor and Department Chair

Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-4754


Tree Physiology



Degree Institution Major Field Granted
B.S. University of Minnesota Forestry 1984
M.S. University of Minnesota Forestry 1986
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Forestry 1992

Professional Experience

Institution Specialization Title Years
UW-Madison Tree Physiology Assistant Professor 1992-98
UW-Madison Tree Physiology Associate Professor 1998-2005
UW-Madison Tree Physiology Professor 2005 – present

Society/Professional Memberships

Gamma Sigma Delta


Courses Taught

FWE 415 Tree Physiology – Physiological basis of development of forest trees and stands, factors affecting tree growth. 

FWE 590 Integrated Resource Management – Resource management planning in state and federal land management agencies. Students apply principles by working in teams to develop a management plan for a real property by inventorying resources; developing management objectives and alternatives; and analyzing their ecological, social and institutional implications.

FWE 658 Forest Resources Practicum – Field training and experience; exposure to forestry operations, equipment, procedures, and management problems.