Students standing in water doing research for 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.

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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.

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