Conservation Ecology Courses

NRE 409/ENV 409/EEB 487 Ecology of Fishes (W)

NRE/EEB 415 Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (F)

NRE/ENV/EEB 430 Soil Ecology (F)

NRE/ENV EEB 436 Woody Plants (F)

NRE/EEB 451 Biology of Mammals (W)

NRE 476/ENVIRON 476/EEB 476 Ecosystem Ecology (W)

NRE 501.007 Sustainable Aquaculture (F)

NRE 501.038  Agroecosystem Management (W)

NRE 501.038 Foundations for Sustainable Food Systems (F)

NRE 501.046 Science and Management of the Great Lakes (W)

NRE 523 Ecological Risk Assessment (W)

NRE 639 Fisheries Science and Management (TBD)

NRE 516 Aquatic Entomology

NRE 517 Conservation Biology (W)

NRE 518   Wildlife Ecology & Management (W)

NRE 520 Fluvial Ecosystems (F)

NRE 521 Fluvial Ecosystems Lab (F)

NRE 531 Principles of GIS (*this course should be taken before NRE 534 or other SNRE GIS courses) (F&W)

NRE 534 GIS and Landscape Modeling (F every other year)

NRE 545  Applied Ecosystem Management (W)

NRE 549  Analysis & Modeling of Ecological Data (W)

NRE 552 Ecosystem Services

NRE 556/EEB 477 Field Ecology (F)

NRE 532 Natural Resources Conflict Management (W)

NRE 547 Forest Ecology (F)

NRE 553 Diverse Farming Systems (F)

NRE 561 Psychology of Environmental Stewardship (W)

NRE 562 Environmental Policy, Politics and Organizations (F)

NRE 563 International Environmental Policy (W)

NRE 570 Environ Econ: Quantitative Methods & Tools (F)

NRE 592/UP 502 Environmental Planning (F)

NRE 589 Ecological Restoration (W)

NRE 639 Graduate Seminars (e.g. Watershed Planning, Modeling River Environments, others as announced) (F OR W)

EEB 457 Algae in Freshwater Systems (UMBS) (Su)

EEB 483 Freshwater Ecosystem (F)

EEB 486 Biology and Ecology of Fishes (UMBS) (Su)

EARTH 417 Geology of the Great Lakes (W)

EARTH 449 Marine Geology (W)

EARTH 477 Hydrogeology (F)

EARTH 479 Marine Geochemistry (F)

EHS 570 Water Quality Management (F)

EHS 571 Water Quality Management Practices (W)

CEE 520 Physical Processes of Land-Surface Hydrology(W)

CEE 521 Flow in Open Channels (F)

CEE 522 Sediment Transport (F)

CEE 527 Coastal Hydraulics (F)

CLIMATE 401 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (F)

EEB 442 Biology of Insects (taught in AA or at UMBS) (F or S)

EEB 445 Biogeography (W)

EEB 453 Mammalogy (UMBS) (S)

EEB 463 Neotropical Plants (W)

EEB 468 Biology of Fungi (F)

EEB 470 Microbial Diversity

EEB 485 Population and Community Ecology

EEB 498 Agroecosystems (F)

EEB 556 Field Botany of Northern Michigan (UMBS) (S)

Analytical Courses
NRE 538 Natural Resources Statistics (W)
NRE 541 Remote Sensing (W)
NRE 549 Analysis and Modeling of Ecological Data (W)
NRE 531 Principles of GIS (F&W)
NRE 534 GIS and Landscape Modeling (F)
NRE 540 GIS for Natural Resource Applications (F)
NRE 543 Environmental Spatial Data Analysis (F)


Integrated Analytic Methods and Skills Requirement
Students are required, at some point during their time enrolled in the program, to take 2 courses composing at least 3 credits from a faculty-approved list of courses that focus on integrative analytic methods and skills. The faculty-approved existing courses that satisfy this requirement are listed below:


501 - Social Vulnerability & Adaptation to Environ Change

578 – Urban Stormwater

552 – Ecosystem Services

514 – Environmental Impact Assessment

533 – Negotiation Skills  (Fall A)

536 – Mediation Skills

548 – Land Use and Global Change

570 - Environmental Economics

597 – Environmental Systems Analysis

564 – Localization Seminar  (Fall A)

677 – Climate Adaptation Seminar

687 – Landscape Planning


501 – Stakeholder Network Analysis

501 – Science and Management of the Great Lakes

501 - Desicion-Making for Sustainability

532 - Natural Resource Conflict Management                    

545- Applied Ecosystem Modeling     (Winter B)                                           

550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development

557 – Industrial Ecology                                             

581 – Advanced Environmental Education    

589 – Ecological Restoration

610 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools       (Winter B)                                             

641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods     

787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)        

Link to SNRE Courses site, which includes SNRE Course Descriptions,  and links to Registrar's Office and WolverineAccess.