Trio doing fieldwork - Ecosystem Management PSM Degree at The University of Northern Iowa

What is Ecosystem Management?

From J. Stan Rowe (1992):

Ecosystem management is "the application of the ecosystem approach in the conservation, management, and restoration of regional and local landscape ecosystems. It means that everyone attends to the conservation and sustainability of ecosystems, instead of sharply focusing on the productivity of individual or competing resources -- which has been our traditional mode of operation."

PSM-EM Admissions

Admission is restricted to students with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field. Majors in Agriculture, Geography and other related applied disciplines must take the General Biology sequence (840:051 Organismal Diversity, 840:052, Cell Structure and Function, 840:140 Genetics, and 840:159 Ecological and Evolutionary Theory) or equivalents to be considered.

To be admitted students must also have had Plant Systematics (840:166g) or equivalent, and Ecology (840:168). The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required.

International applications are welcome. We will give full consideration to applicants who have spent at least one year in the U.S. becoming familiar with local/regional environmental issues.

For application and admission information, visit UNI Biology Graduate Programs and the Graduate College.

Assistantship Opportunities

A limited amount of funding may be available for graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships linked to particular team projects. Availability varies from year to year. Assistantships are assigned no earlier than late June prior to Fall semester.