School of Natural Resources and Environment

Master's project list

Please email Erin Lane, eeallen@umich.edu for a preliminary list of project proposals. The final list of available topics for the 2016-2017 project cycle will be posted in December 2015. New Master's Project ideas coming soon
Master's Project Title Client Organizationsort descending
"Vishwamitri " a river and its reign (2017)
Valuing Natural Capital & Assessing Waste Recovery: A Study of Amcor’s Flexible Packaging (2017) Amcor
Environmental and Economic Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Source Water at Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (2017) Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Reforestation planning at Berenty Reserve, southern Madagascar (2017) Berenty Reserve / University of Michigan-Dearborn and Oxford University, UK
Inspiration Ridge Preserve Base-line Ecological Inventory and Environmental Education Enhancement Plan (2017) Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Integrating Social Science into Urban Sustainability Metrics (2017) City of Ann Arbor
Forecasting Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms (2017) Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
Pricing Policies for the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Utility Systems (2017) DTE Energy
An Analysis of Waste Management and Zero Waste in Detroit, Michigan (2017) East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC)
Community Based Adaptive Learning and Action in Management of forestry Resources in Nepal (2017) Forest Action in Nepal
Green Bay Packers - Titletown Development Sustainability Recommendations (2017) Green Bay Packers
Climate Ready Middle Mississippi (2017) HeartLands Conservancy
Saving a Small Rural Family Farm in Raisinville Township By Building a Business Plan for a Solar and Renewable Energy Project (2017) Heinlen Solar Energy Business, Heinlen LLC
Post consumer composting implementation within Residence halls (2017) Housing Department within Student Life
Ingall’s Nature Education Center Design and Sustainable Management Plan (2017) Iosco Conservation District
Kiwanis Environmental Education Preserve (KEEP) (2017) Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation, Inc. (“Kiwanis Foundation”) in development of the Kiwanis Environmental Education Preserve (“KEEP”)
Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits Associated with Operation or Removal of the Tower-Kleber Hydroelectric Dam on the Upper Black River in Cheboygan County, Michigan (2017) Michigan Department of Natural Resources
NOAA Regional Public Private Partnership Analysis and Recommended Strategy (2017) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Nature and Nurture Seeds Farmstand Operation (2017) Nature and Nurture, LLC
PACE Renewable Energy Program Plan and Pilot Project (2017) Northport Energy Action Taskforce (Northport Energy)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Native Species Reforestation for Carbon Sequestration, Biodiversity Conservation, and Sustainable Agroforestry in Nicaragua’s Tropical Dry Forest Ecosystem (2017) Paso Pacifico
Pewabic: “Tiling” the Story of Revitalization in Detroit Through Public Gardens (2017) Pewabic Society, Inc.
Feasibility Analysis of Creating a Collective Impact Network Organization for Increasing Perennial Restoration Agriculture in Michigan (2017) Slow Food Huron Valley
The 'Toxic 100' and Environmental Justice Conflicts around the World (2017) The Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice (ACKnowl-EJ) Project, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
The Farm at St. Joe’s: Expanding an innovative farm-to-institution food system. (2017) The Farm at St. Joe’s Hospital
Bird and Bear Conservation and Community Outreach in the Chocó-Andes (2017) The Maquipucuna Foundation
Legal Protections for Rivers: Analysis of extent and effectiveness in several countries (2017) The Nature Conservancy
Supporting conservation and decision-making in the Northwoods: Mapping forest values, services, and threats (2017). The Nature Conservancy in Michigan
Michigan’s Transportation in 2050: Meeting a Goal of 80% GHG Reduction (2017) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Shared Mobility and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2017) U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Building a Carbon Dioxide Removal Supply Curve (2017) University of Michigan Energy Institute
Strengthening Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Michigan (2017) University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP)
Planning trails and interpretation in the nation’s newest NPS unit (2017). VALL: Valles Caldera National Preserve (one of the nation’s newest park units)
Revitalizing Lower Town as a Pedestrian and Bicycle-friendly Community (2017) Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC)
Engaging and Empowering the Green Industry to Respond Positively to the Threat Cultivated Invasive Species Pose to West Michigan Lands and Waters (2017). West Michigan Cluster (WMC) of the Stewardship Network