This cutting-edge concentration prepares you to work in habitat restoration, land conservation and wildlife management, and the concentration also has wide-ranging applications for organizations, companies and cities. The distinction between foundation and concentration courses in this concentration is not as clear-cut. You will use nine courses to develop a curriculum that combines science (e.g., ecology, geology, chemistry) with policy (e.g., law and planning) and field techniques. You will take at least one field course and do a field-based capstone exercise.
Many graduates with the Resource Management concentration go on to work in land and wildlife management positions.
Every student in the Master of Environmental Studies program creates a research poster designed to showcase their capstone project. The selection of posters listed below is representative of the range of research projects undertaken by recent students in the Resource Management concentration.
- Wetland and Riparian Invaders: A Guide to Invasive Plants of Southeastern Pennsylvania (PDF) by Aileen Gambecia '08
- Unionville Serpentine Barrens: Analyzing the Relationship Between Soil Profiles and Plant Succession Rate (PDF) by Elizabeth Haegele '11
- An Analysis of Rangeland Preservation in Western States (PDF) by Ian Howell '12
- Evaluating Strategies to Protect Open Space and Slow Sprawl in the Philadelphia Region (PDF) by Paul Lumia '08
Sample Resource Management concentration courses
In the Resource Management concentration, you will choose from a wide variety of courses, from departments and graduate schools across the University. The following list provides some examples of courses that the program has approved for students to take as part of this concentration.
Department of Earth and Environmental Science (MES Home)
- Clean Water-Green Cities
- Modeling Geographic Objects
- Creating Gateways to the Land with Smarter Conservation
- Exploring Ecosystem Services
- Modeling Geographic Space
Department of Biology
- Ecological Techniques in Conservation
Organizational Dynamics Program
- Organizational Project Management
School of Design
- Site Planning
- Intro to Land Use Planning
- Intro to Environmental Planning & Policy
- Innovative Growth Management
- Planning for Land Conservation
- Ecological Principles for Planners
- Topics in Ecological Design
Fels Institute of Government
- Fundraising for Nonprofits
- Nonprofit Financial Management
Wharton School of Business
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Land Use Law