Ecology and Ecosystems

Ecology, Ecosystems, and Environmental Policy

Given our location at the intersection of the largest freshwater lake in the world and breathtakingly large forests, researchers studying ecology, ecosystems, and environmental policy simply can’t ask for a better backyard. Michigan Technological University researchers are able to leverage access to remarkable natural resources and state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities for groundbreaking research in a strikingly diverse number of projects.

Ecology, ecosystems, and environmental policy research at Michigan Tech encompasses a vast expanse of topics and biomes. Researchers track migration patterns of the golden winged warbler from high atop rocky Keweenaw outcrops, model the spread of invasive species deep within the Great Lakes, monitor the health of local streams' ecosystems, and study and share the importance and impact of environmental policy on all stakeholders.

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