Ecosystem Science and Management
Agriculture Building 2013
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2263
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.