Graduate Resource Management Certificate, Ph.D.- Natural Resources and Environmental Management, M.S.- Natural Resources and Environmental Management
The NREM graduate program brings together natural and social scientists to offer an integrative and multi-disciplinary program that uses a systems approach to understand and manage tropical terrestrial ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on tropical island settings and their relevance to managing landscapes in general. It will incorporate the various components and scales (spatial and temporal) that determine ecosystem function and that bear upon the social and economic welfare of residents in different communities and environmental settings. Curricula and courses will emphasize the application of physical, biological, and social sciences to the sustainable management and conservation of natural, environmental, and economic resources. The program will also provide a science-based understanding of the processes that control the performance and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and the human behaviors and policies that impact, and are impacted by those processes.