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Natural Resources and the Environment: Global Change Ecology and Management

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

Global Change Ecology and Management is a new option designed to prepare students for working effectively as natural resource scientists and managers in a rapidly changing world. We are responding to a growing student concern about, and interest in, global change impacts and how society will deal with them. We are recruiting and training a new generation of natural resources leaders ready to address evolving management changes in the face of global change. We offer this new option because there is no area of natural resource science or management that will remain unaffected by global change in all of its forms. The Global Change Ecology and Management (GCEM) program draws on SNRE strengths in the biological, physical, and socioeconomic sciences. GCEM class options draw from course offerings within and outside of SNRE, tapping into strengths in this area across the UA. Newly developed courses will complement and build on the existing curriculum to provide a strong foundation of knowledge. Students graduating with this option should be regarded as the next generation asset for federal and state agencies, tribal and municipal governments, and private industry for environmental consulting firms or NGOs.

Research Opportunities: 

Rich Lab Soil, Water and Environmental Science Microbial Ecology Lab: The Rich Lab, also known as SWES-MEL, is a lab that does research on microorganisms and their impact on biogeochemistry and global change.

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Urban Environment