Conservation Ecology Courses

Aquatic Science Specialization
NRE 409/ENVIRON 409/EEB 487 Ecology of Fishes (W)
NRE 422/ENVIRON 422/EEB 440 Biology of Fishes (F)
NRE 423/ENVIRON 423/EEB 441 Biology of Fishes Lab (F)
NRE 476/ENVIRON 476/EEB 476 Ecosystem Ecology (W)
NRE 501.007 Sustainable Aquaculture (F)
NRE 501.046 Science and Management of the Great Lakes (W)
NRE 523 Ecological Risk Assessment (F)
NRE 639 Fisheries Science and Management (TBD)
NRE 508 Wetland Ecology (W)
NRE 516 Aquatic Entomology
NRE 517/EHS 580 Conservation Biology (W)
NRE 520 Fluvial Ecosystems (F)
NRE 521 Fluvial Ecosystems Lab (F)
NRE 558 Water Resource Policy (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)
AOSS 401 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (F)

Conservation Biology Specialization
NRE 409/ENV 409/EEB 487 Ecology of Fishes (W)
NRE/EEB 415 Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (F)
NRE 422-423 Biology of Fishes (F)
NRE/ENV/EEB 430 Soil Ecology (F)
NRE/ENV EEB 436 Woody Plants (F)
NRE/EEB 451 Biology of Mammals (W)
NRE 556/EEB 477 Field Ecology (F)
NRE 476/EEB 476 Ecosystem Ecology (W)
NRE 501.038 Foundations for Sustainable Food Systems (F)
NRE 547 Forest Ecology (F- next offered F13)
NRE 517/EHS 580 Conservation Biology (W)
NRE 523 Ecological Risk Assessment
NRE 508 Wetland Ecology
NRE 531 Principles of GIS (*please note that this course should be taken before any other SNRE GIS courses) (W)
NRE 534 GIS and Landscape Modeling (F every other year)
NRE 639.025 Behavioral Ecology, Life History & Conservation (tbd)
NRE 639.108 Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Health
NRE 589 Ecological Restoration (TBD)
EEB 442 Biology of Insects (UMBS) (S)
EEB 445 Biogeography (W)
EEB 453 Mammalogy (UMBS) (S)
EEB 556 Field Botany of Northern Michigan (UMBS) (S)
EEB 463 Neotropical Plants (W)
EEB 498 Agroecosystems (F)
NRE 501.117 IFRI (F)
NRE 505 Human Resource Ecology
NRE 552 Ecosystem Services
NRE 532 Natural Resources Conflict Management (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 (W)
NRE 576 Brownfield Redevelopment (F will not be offered F12)
NRE 592/UP 502 Environmental Planning (F)

Terrestrial Ecosystems Specialization
NRE 436/EEB 436/Environ 436 Woody Plants (F)
NRE/Environ 415 Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (F)
NRE/Environ 416 Field Skills in Wildlife Behavior (concurrent with 415)
NRE/Environ 430/EEB 489 Soil Ecology (F)
NRE 501.038 Agroecosystems (W)
NRE 553 Diverse Farming Systems (W)
NRE 556/EEB 477 Field Ecology (F)
NRE/EEB 476 Ecosystem Ecology (W)
NRE 547 Forest Ecology (W)
NRE 508 Wetland Ecology (TBD)
EEB 442 Biology of Insects (taught in AA or at UMBS) (F or S)
EEB 445 Biogeography (W)
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)
NRE 501.117 IFRI (F)
NRE 532 Natural Resource Conflict Management (3) (F)
NRE 561 Psychology of Environmental Stewardship (3) (W)
NRE 562 Environmental Policy, Politics, and Organizations (3) (F)
NRE 570 Environ Econ: Quantitative Methods & Tools (W)
NRE 589 Ecological Restoration (3) (W)

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 (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:

Fall
548 – Land Use and Global Change
501.040 – Urban Stormwater
552 – Ecosystem Services
514 – Environmental Impact Assessment
533 – Negotiation Skills  (Fall A)
536 – Mediation Skills
597 – Environmental Systems Analysis
564 – Localization Seminar  (Fall A)
677 – Climate Adaptation Seminar (Fall B)

Winter
501.056 – Network Analysis for Natural Resource and Environmental Planning (Winter A)
501.056 – Interview Methods (Winter B)
501.046– Science and Management of the Great Lakes
501.114 – Biofuels and Sustainability  
501.125 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools (Winter B)      
501.114 - Applied Ecosystem Modeling (Winter B)    
550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development
557 – Industrial Ecology   
570 – Environmental Economics  
581 – Advanced Environmental Education 
589 – Ecological Restoration   
641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods
687 – Landscape Planning  
787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)  (Fall B & Winter A)

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