Natural Resources M.S.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students. The department requires each student to contact one or more faculty to discuss graduate programs, funding, and secure a commitment on the part of a faculty member to serve as his/her graduate advisor. Applicants are admitted to the natural resources graduate program only when a determination is made of where the applicant will fit into an ongoing research program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in the field related to the option they are interested in pursuing, or show adequate preparation in courses that support the degree option.

Graduate Degree Options

Required Preparation

General natural resources, biology, ecology, and social sciences
Environmental Conservation area of interest
Environmental Economics economics, mathematics, and statistics
Forestry forestry degree or related biological sciences
Soil and Water Resources Management chemistry, mathematics, and biological or earth sciences
Wildlife and Conservation Biology chemistry, mathematics, and biological sciences

Faculty research areas of interest in the following degree options:

GENERAL - designed for students whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and does not fit in an existing option

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION - natural resource policy, conservation biology, sustainability, ecological ethics and values, international environmental affairs, and spatial data analysis (remote sensing and GIS) 

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS - emphasizes applied economic theory, especially as it relates to policy issues

FORESTRY -forest resource economics and management, biometrics, genetics, forest ecosystem dynamics, spatial data analysis (remote sensing, and GIS)

SOIL AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - ecosystem ecology, watershed management wetlands, land-water interactions, groundwater chemistry, and biogeochemistry

WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY - field and laboratory aspects of wildlife energetics, wildlife use of managed and unmanaged forest systems, habitat management and fragmentation, conservation biology, wetland wildlife ecology, and population dynamics

Questions? Contact:

Thomas D. Lee, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
James Hall, Room G05
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933