Ecosystem Management Initiative

EMI's current core activities

Faculty, staff and affiliates at EMI advance research, training and outreach in ecosystem management through a series of interconnected strategies. The major activities and projects currently under way include:

How is the University of Michigan's School of Nautral Resourcse and the Environment addressing Ecosystem Management?
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment promotes ecosystem management research, training, and outreach through a series of interconnected strategies.

Financial support for EMI

The Ecosystem Management Initiative is funded through a combination of program grants and contributions from individual donors. For more information about supporting the EMI or its programs, please contact SNRE Professor Steve Yaffee at, 734.615.6431).

EMI offers students many opportunities to get involved, enhance their resumes and meet valuable contacts. EMI Fellows are hired every semester to work on a wide range of projects, from case study research to planning and teaching workshops on collaborative ecosystem management. You may also apply to become a GSRA and gain practical experience while significantly contributing to EMI. EMI supports Master's Projects every year, where students work with faculty to provide real products for clients.

Please visit the Ecosystem Management Initiative Web site for more information.

Check out EMI if you are interested in:

  • Ecosystem processes
  • Landscape ecosystem classification
  • Ecological restoration
  • Conservation policy
  • Collaborative and adaptive resource management
  • Evaluation and strategic planning