School of Natural Resources and Environment

Master's project list

New Master's Project ideas coming soon! Please email for a preliminary list of proposals. The final list of available topics for the upcoming project cycle will be posted in early December.
Master's Project Title Client Organizationsort descending
Evaluation of Impact of Rural Environmental Rehabilitation projects in Northern Shewa, Ethiopia ADHENO Integrated Rural Development Association, a registered non-profit in Ethiopia (Registration number 0353), founded in 2002 by University of Michigan alumnus Dr. Fisseha Haile-Meskal.
Bijagual River Watershed, Costa Rica: Improving Watershed Health and Engaging Local Communities in Monitoring and Outreach Bijagual Center for Environmental Education and Conservation
Farm Planning and Development using Holistic Management Principles Dancer Creek Farm, Dexter Michigan
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge New Area Master Plan and Public Access Study Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Developing a Project Implementation Plan for the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice/Detroit Climate Action Collaborative
An analysis to promote additional renewable energy resources in the European marketplace ECOHZ AS
Roadmap to Water Security EcoWorks
Addressing the complex, integrated facets of environment and food insecurity Forgotten Harvest
San Francisco Bay Area Land-Use Policy Analysis and Recommendation Greenbelt Alliance
Effective ESG integration: An investor road map to promote ESG considerations in Mexico’s capital market. Grupo Financiero Banorte (Banorte Financial Group)
Design of an Affordable, Net Zero, Modular, Off-Grid, Smart Family Home Harvest Energy Solutions
Behavior Change Campaign for Strategic Urban Composting Hudson River Park
100% variable renewable energy – survey of possibilities IRENA
Assessing the prospects for renewable energy (RE)-enabling technologies IRENA
Establishing the Center for Environmental Stewardship: Developing a Programmatic Master Plan to Facilitate Research, Collaboration, Education, and Activism Kalamazoo College
Develop a Climate Resilient, Community-Based Master Plan for the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Educational Farm Kalamazoo Nature Center
Designing an Urban Institutional Oasis Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Corporate Training and Food Innovation Center)
Responsible Sourcing of Sugar Cane Kellogg Company
Integrating Renewables in a Micro-Grid in Congo Kivu Green Energy
Supporting Cisco (Coregonus artedi) Restoration in Northeast Lake Michigan Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Establish a long term ecological/biological monitoring program of a Little Traverse Conservancy Working Forest Reserve Little Traverse Conservancy
Meijer Renewable Energy Evaluation and Strategy Meijer
A Community-Based Approach to Improving Access to Clean Drinking Water across Michigan Michigan Environmental Council
Crafting an Energy Plan for Michigan: How to Fully Transition Michigan to Renewable Energy by 2050 Michigan Environmental Council (MEC)
Nashville’s Public Transit Future Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority
Herbivory, climate change and the future landscape of Isle Royale National Park: developing an herbivory monitoring program to adaptively manage the park’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems National Park Service - Isle Royale National Park
Financial Benefits of Air Emissions Reduction from Biorefineries National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Internal Sustainability at NSF International – Leading by Example NSF International
Strategic Plan Development for the Paint Creek Watershed Oakland Township Parks and Recreation
Maximizing ecosystem services through Lake Erie wetland management practices Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
Promoting Sustainable Silvopastoral Systems in Nicaragua’s Tropical Dry Forest Ecosystem Through Game-Based Learning Paso Pacifico
An Analysis of Net Zero Energy District Development at Windward Pointe Pure Muskegon LLC
Landscape Ecological Strategies for Pollinator Habitat at Denver International Airport SASAKI (an interdisciplinary planning and design firm)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Chicago Riverwalk SASAKI (an interdisciplinary planning and design firm)
Evaluating the Real and Potential Impacts of a Sustainable Residential Learning Community at the University of Michigan Sustainable Living Experience (housed by Program in the Environment)
The “Toxic 100” and Environmental Justice Conflicts around the World The Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice (ACKnowl-EJ) Project, Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Measuring Impact: Evaluating the Economic, Social, and Ecological Services of the City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program The Conservation Fund
Creating a Collective Impact Network Organization for Increasing Perennial Restoration Agriculture in Michigan The Stewardship Network (TSN)
Indicators for Assessing Resilience in Communities (aka ARC) Transition US
Assessing how geographic and sociodemographic factors affect the adoption and use of connected and automated vehicles U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Master Plan for Village owned Flood Plain areas Village of Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Hope House Agroecology Center: Off-Grid, Biodiverse, & Social Impact Voices for Earth Justice
Sounds Worth Saving: Soundscape Ecology in the NERRS Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Saco River Watershed Collaborative Assessment Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Does the existing network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and marine reserves on the West Coast provide adequate resilience to ocean acidification hotspots? West Coast Ocean Data Portal (WCODP); West Coast Ocean Partnership (WCOP)
Mapping corporate risk in agro-commodity production World Wildlife Fund
Understanding private sector risk to climate change and designing guidance for engagement World Wildlife Fund
An Audit of the Zingerman’s Deli LEED Certification Zingerman’s Delicatessen