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NEW! Professional Science Master Degree

NEW! Professional Science Master Degree
The Professional Science Master (PSM) in Environmental Science and Management degree is built on the successful Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree which has been offered by the department since 1998.

ESM 410/510 Community Based Natural Resource Mgmt.

ESM 410/510 Community Based Natural Resource Mgmt.
10 ESM undergrads participated in a summer field course in September in NE Oregon's Wallowa County.

Professor Morse Received a Prestigious Award

Professor Morse Received a Prestigious Award
The Ecological Society of America has honored Dr. Morse with the Mercer Award for 2015, for her contributions to a paper titled "Drought-induced saltwater incursion leads to increased wetland nitrogen export," published in Global Change Biology in 2013.


Find out more about our student problem-solvers - doing research that makes a difference. 

Department Highlights

Alan Yeakley won the award for research in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the Columbia-Willamette chapter of Sigma Xi.

Brooke Cassell, Ph.D student in Dr. Scheller’s lab, won first prize for her presentation on "Jim's Creek Savannah Restoration Stewardship Project: Restoring a Legacy Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryanna) Habitat in the Willamette Valley Foothills" at the Student Environmental Challenge, held by the Oregon Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.

Christa von Behren, PhD Student in Dr. Yeakley's lab, recently received a grant from the Native Plant Society of Oregon to evaluate native understory seed deposition in urban riparian forests.


Sarah Kidd, PhD Student in Dr. Yeakley's lab, recently received grants from the National Park Service - North Coast and Cascades Science Learning Network and the Northwest Scientific Association to evaluate the influence of tidal flooding, salinity, and seed bank composition on native and non-native wetland plant community development in restored oligohaline tidal wetlands of the Columbia River Estuary.

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ESM/AESS Seminar Series SRTC B1-82, 3:00pm Friday

School of the Environment Speaker Series (Fall 2015) CH 53, 4:00pm Thursday

Department Events



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ESM 2015 Spring E-Newsletter

Department Publications

Dresner, M., Handelman, C.*, Braun, S.*, Rollwagen-Bollens, G 2014. Environmental identity, pro-environmental behaviors, and civic engagement of volunteer stewards in Portland area parks. Environmental Education Research DOI 10.1080/13504622.2014.964188.

*ESM Graduate student




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