Ecology and Environmental Sciences

The graduate program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences capitalizes on University strengths in ecology, environmental science, and environmental policy. Students can earn MS (thesis or non-thesis) and PhD degrees in Ecology and Environmental Sciences using an integrated interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of ecological and environmental problems.
The EES graduate program includes faculty members across 14 academic departments who collectively represent a broad spectrum of expertise in the analysis of physical, chemical, biological, ecological, societal, environmental policy, and paleoecological aspects of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
  • Specific areas of program emphasis at The University of Maine include:
    • Agricultural ecology
    • Biogeochemistry
    • Community and landscape ecology
    • Conservation biology
    • Ecosystems analysis of watersheds
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental economics
    • Environmental engineering
    • Environmental measurements and remote sensing,
    • Environmental policy
    • Environmental pollution
    • Forest ecology
    • Freshwater ecology
    • Geographic information systems
    • Global change
    • Marine and estuarine ecology
    • Paleoecology
    • Population ecology and environmental physiology
    • Population genetics
    • Soil chemistry
    • Wetland ecology

Degrees offered: PhD, MS

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: January 15 / November 1

Test Required: None

Contact: Allie Gardner

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Program Website: Ecology and Environmental Sciences