Applied Ecology

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. —Thomas Alva Edison

Applied Ecology—MS

Fast Facts

  • Faculty in the School are among the most productive in the nation, according to independent studies published in the Journal of Forestry and released by Academic Analytics.
  • Michigan Tech leads the world’s longest study on predator-prey relationships, the fifty year investigation of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.
  • Michigan Tech leads the Aspen FACE (Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) experiment, a long-term study of the effects of ozone and carbon dioxide on northern forests.
  • The School has been designated a Regional Center for Global Climate Change by the US Department of Energy.

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Graduate Programs in Applied Ecology

Michigan Tech is located in an area of high wetland abundance and biodiversity -- the ideal location for study and research of ecosystem and organismal functions. The campus community is surrounded by one of the largest forested areas in the eastern United States and enjoys multiple water resources, including Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Research areas range from climate change and invasive species to carbon production and the dynamics of wildlife and insect populations.

In a first-of-its-kind, Michigan Tech offers a Transatlantic Forest Resources Master’s Degree. Students on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean can now earn dual forest resources master's degrees from Michigan Tech and a Finnish or Swedish university.

In addition to providing a hands-on, experimental graduate education, Michigan Tech also offers one of the strongest Peace Corps graduate forestry programs in the country.

Learn more about applied ecology at Michigan Tech.