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Global Change and Landscape Dynamics

Global Change and Landscape Dynamics

Students in this concentration explore the patterns and processes that connect plant, animal and microbial species with each other and with the soil, air and water. Students also learn techniques to promote the sustainability and ecological integrity of ecosystems at local, regional, and continental geographic scales.
  • Prepares students for a career such as an environmental advocate, environmental consultant or educator, or international development specialist.
  • Graduates from this concentration pursue careers as forest rangers, parks employees and other environmental positions.
  • Specific courses required include Environment and Plant Ecosystems (NRES 419), Landscape Ecology (NRES 465), and Quantitative Methods in NRES (NRES 421) or Applied Statistical Methods I (NRES 440).
  • Students in this major are sought after by governmental and non-governmental agencies dealing with global and climate change.
  • Students in this concentration graduate with advanced coursework in ecology, geospatial techniques, planning and policy, and environmental quality.

Career Opportunity

Stephanie Liss
Stephanie Liss An environmental scientist performs experiments to study how different factors affect the health and survival of fish and other wildlife. A scientist also performs environmental assessments of federal projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Read more
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All concentrations in the NRES major require at least two field courses to ensure that our students graduate with hands on experience.