Renewable Resources Graduate Programs

Topic area: Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology is aimed at understanding how biological diversity, at various spatial and temporal scales, is affected by land use practices and human actions.

Topic area: Forest Ecology and Management

Research includes intensive forest management systems, genetic improvement, site preparation, fertilization, pest impact reduction, and density management for enhanced productivity.

Topic area: Agriculture and the Environment

Aims at developing sustainable agricultural practices and avoiding or minimizing environmental contamination

Topic area: Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water

Developing techniques for restoring land and water resources following oil, gas and mining disturbance

Topic area: Environmental Soil Science

Water and nutrient cycling, soil organic matter, greenhouse gas emissions from soils, and the impacts of soil erosion and soil amendments on soil quality as well as forest and crop production.


The department of Renewable Resources oversees the following graduate degrees. Graduate students can select from 18 thesis-based or course based degrees in five different topic areas Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology and Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water, and Environmental Soil Science.


Master Degrees

Master of Science (MSc)

Course-based Master Degrees 
(MAg, MF, MAg/MBA or MF/MBA)

International Dual Degree 
(TRANSFOR-M)

Doctorate Degrees