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Curriculum and Concentrations - Ecosystem Ecology

The Ecosystem Ecology curriculum is based on the professional ecologist curriculum of the Ecological Society of America and provides the education needed for professional certification. Building on the core courses in biological and ecological sciences, students in this concentration study in depth natural processes and ecological interactions. This concentration reflects the tremendous depth of faculty resources in ecology at the University of Maine and is designed to prepare students for both advanced study and professional work in ecology. The Ecosystem Ecology curriculum is based on the professional ecologist curriculum of the Ecological Society of America and provides the education needed for professional certification. Specialized tracks in the Ecosystem Ecology Concentration: Students in the EES Ecosystem Ecology Concentration may choose a generalist track with elective course selections representing a broad array of ecosystems or a study track that focuses on a specific ecosystem-type of interest to the student. Focus tracks include Forest Ecology, Wetland and Aquatic Ecology, and Marine Ecology. Students choosing a focus track will consult with an academic advisor in their chosen area and jointly develop a selection of concentration electives that suit their academic and career goals. Finally, students in the Forest Ecology track will be eligible for School of Forest Resources scholarships that are awarded each spring.

 

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EES Faculty Contacts for this Concentration

Michael Day
Associate Research Professor
School of Forest Resources
daym@maine.edu
207-581-2889

Aram Calhoun
Director, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program
Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology
calhoun@maine.edu
207-581-3010

Christa Schwintzer
Professor of Botany, School of Biology and Ecology
christas@maine.edu
207-581-3115

 


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