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About the Program

The NRESS Program draws on the University's strengths in environmental and earth sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and ethical and policy studies, and has the following objectives:

To increase our understanding of environmental and natural resource problems and solutions at local, regional, and global scales;

To provide the opportunity for graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary research on the environment;

To stimulate excellence in research and teaching through increased contact between students and faculty in different departments and colleges.


Areas of Study

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Agroecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Carbon Modeling
  • Climate Change, Impacts & Adaptation
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Ecosystem-based Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Policy and Ethics
  • Estuarine Ecology
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