About the Center


The Ecosystem Science Center at Michigan Technological University was established in 2004 and aims to advance knowledge through research on ecosystems. The Center strives to foster a vibrant, and inclusive community of scholars who conduct research with relevance to ecosystems, enhance member efforts to acquire external funds for ecosystem research, and support and grow internal and external partnerships and capacity to achieve novel broader/research impacts.

Diversity and Inclusion

Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are ethical imperatives. Furthermore, science requires creativity and should welcome diversity simply for the pragmatic reason of increasing ingenuity. Yet, that has not been the case in practice and the realm of science, technology, engineering and mathematics continues to see a lack of women, Black, Indigenous and other minority group members, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities in the field. The ESC is working to support underrepresented people in the field of ecosystem science from undergraduate students to faculty.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at MTU.