Natural Resources and Environmental Management
"No task is too large when done together." In a loʻi kalo at Papahana Kuaola, students put the "collaborative care" in NREM 620.
Students from the Tsang Lab snorkel with biologist Neal Hazama, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), to find o`opu, measure stream flow and physical habitat accessibility.
is the impacts of land management on coastal water quality, and how coastal water quality affects ecosystem services, such as recreation and fishing.
Analyze quantity, types, and spatial distribution of coastal debris
in Kawainui Marsh using a Munsell color chart. Eryn Opie, NREM Undergrad (Crow Lab) & NRCS Soil Scientist C. Stiles (Photo G. Koob, USDA)
Seabirds in Hawaii are heavily impacted by invasive predators such as rats, mongoose, and barn owls. Photo: M. Price
NREM Economists research sustainable tourism, open space value, invasive species.
Our department prepares students to be natural resources managers and professionals. We offer two tracks for the major: Track I focuses on natural and physical sciences. Track II focuses on social sciences.
NREM graduates obtain employment with government agencies, non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, become school teachers, and go on to graduate school.
Learn more about our Undergraduate Program here.
NREM offers three options for obtaining a M.S. degree:
Plan A is a thesis-driven, research degree
MEM (formerly Plan B) is a course driven, professional degree
Plan C is ideal for students with exceptional prior work experience
Learn more about our Masters Degree programs here.
Offering unique experiences based in the Pacific within a global context, our students gain proficiency through graduate level courses, electives (to provide background in research methods and depth in the student’s specialization area) and dissertation credits.
Learn more about our PhD Program here.
Our NREM scientists are researching a wide array of topics, ranging from ..... to .... (nice long list here of diverse subjects).Some working here and some links to our research info.
Learn more here.
NREM extension scientists provide cutting edge science based information on tropical forestry, renewable resources, invasive weed management, community economic development, collaborative and community based resource management.
There are a modest number of funding opportunities for Graduate Studies at NREM such as Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Graduate Assistantship, and Graduate Division Achievement Scholarships.