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Ecosystem Science and Management

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ESM Graduate Majors and Programs

  • Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, M.S. and Ph.D.
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    These degrees are geared toward preparing gradates to help solve rangeland management and natural resource problems by integrating information about the climate, topography, soils, plants, animals, watersheds, and land uses into usable management plans.

  • Soil Science, M.S. and Ph.D.
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    Students in a Soil Science program examine the formation, distribution, functioning, and management of soils as it relates to natural and managed ecosystems with important linkages to the atmosphere, groundwater, and surface water.

  • Entomology, M.S. and Ph.D.
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    Entomology graduate students study a variety of scientific issues related to insects across the globe, including biodiversity and classification of insects, management and landscape ecology of insect pests, statistical analysis and interpretation of entomological and other types of data, and the use of insect herbivores as biological control agents to manage invasive weeds.

  • Reclamation and Restoration Ecology, Certificate
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    This certificate prepares students to use ecological concepts to reclaim and/or restore processes and functions to disturbed ecosystems. Reclamation and/or restoration of disturbed ecosystems requires an understanding of the edaphic, biotic, hydrologic, geologic, and topographic factors comprising these ecosystems, including the complex interrelationships that support and perpetuate ecosystem function.

  • Water Resources, M.S.
    This interdisciplinary program requires students to be based in a department but allows students to have a cross-departmental curriculum.  Students in Water Resources develop interdisciplinary perspectives and training, and the program is flexible so as to meet the individual professional objectives of students.
    Learn more by visiting the Water Resources website

  • Hydrologic Sciences, Ph.D.
    The UW's hydrology program (WRESE) serves as a focal-point for water-related graduate research and education, with a cross-departmental curriculum revolving around core principles essential to understanding hydrologic processes.
    Learn more by visiting the Hydrologic Sciences website

  • Program in Ecology, Ph.D.
    The Program in Ecology is an interdisciplinary program which provides students with advanced, integrated training in the science of ecology. PiE students receive training in the conceptual, philosophical, and historical underpinnings of ecological knowledge, as well as leadership and communication skills relevant to contemporary professional and public settings.
    Learn more by visiting the Program in Ecology website

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Ecosystem Science and Management

Agriculture Building 2013

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2263


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