In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .
Course Offerings in Natural Resources
Course Offerings in Environment & Sustainability
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment supports faculty and courses in the disciplines of applied ecology and management, environmental social sciences, and environmental ethics. It offers students an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the fundamental knowledge and analytical tools required to conserve, restore, and manage the Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystem services in sustainable ways. A large number of hands-on field courses provide direct experience working in forests, wetlands, streams and lakes of the region, and in policy-making arenas in the Nation’s Capital. The department’s rich selection of courses emphasizes quantitative and analytical skills that will benefit students intending to pursue graduate study or give themselves an advantage for many jobs in environmental and related fields.
Students considering careers in resource and ecosystem management, environmental policy, or biodiversity conservation will be drawn to many of the department’s course offerings. The Department offers graduate research degrees leading to the M.S. and Ph.D., and an M.P.S. degree for students whose interests are not primarily research-oriented (dnr.cals.cornell.edu/graduate). Undergraduate focus, however, is the new curriculum in Environment and Sustainability (E&S).
The Department’s faculty, staff, and courses play key roles in the E&S program, an interdisciplinary major with faculty in 20 departments and four of Cornell’s colleges. Many of the department’s courses are required by the E&S curriculum. All department faculty members advise in the E&S program. See Environment & Sustainability for a description of the curriculum.
Department Faculty/Academic Staff
R. C. Stedman, chair (111B Fernow Hall, (607) 255-6118); S. Allred, B. Blossey, D. Bonter, L.E. Buck, E. Cooch, P. Curtis, T. J. Fahey, A. K. Fuller, M. Goebel, S. Grodsky, M. P. Hare, K. S. Kassam, B. A. Knuth, C. E. Kraft, M. E. Krasny, A. Kudryavtsev, J. P. Lassoie, T. B. Lauber, P. McIntyre, S.J. Morreale, N.O. Therkildsen, A. D. Rodewald, P. G. Rodewald, J. A. Royle, L. G. Rudstam, R. L. Schneider, S. Sethi, P. J. Smallidge, P. J. Sullivan, J. A. Tantillo, M.C. Whitmore, S. A. Wolf, J. B. Yavitt