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Natural Resources and Environmental Management

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.

"No task is too large when done together." In a loʻi kalo at Papahana Kuaola, students put the "collaborative care" in NREM 620.

Stream habitat and biological survey at Waihee stream.

Stream habitat and biological survey at Waihee stream.

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.

A key issue studied by the Oleson lab

A key issue studied by the Oleson lab

is the impacts of land management on coastal water quality, and how coastal water quality affects ecosystem services, such as recreation and fishing.

Students in the Miura Lab

Students in the Miura Lab

Analyze quantity, types, and spatial distribution of coastal debris

Learning to describe soil color

Learning to describe soil color

in Kawainui Marsh using a Munsell color chart. Eryn Opie, NREM Undergrad (Crow Lab) & NRCS Soil Scientist C. Stiles (Photo G. Koob, USDA)

Red Footed Booby

Red Footed Booby

Seabirds in Hawaii are heavily impacted by invasive predators such as rats, mongoose, and barn owls. Photo: M. Price

Learn to apply economics to resource management decision-making.

Learn to apply economics to resource management decision-making.

NREM Economists research sustainable tourism, open space value, invasive species.

  • Forestry Class outdoors in Hawaii

    Hawaiʻi is your classroom at NREM

    NREM Bachelor of Science Program

    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.

  • Dryland research by NREM grad students

    The Hawaiian Islands offer unique learning opportunities

    NREM Masters Degree Program

    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.

  • PhD Program at NREM, two grad students

    Launch your career from NREM

    NREM PhD program

    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.

  • Researchers in the field measuring trees

    Research @NREM

    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.

  • Extension event

    Extension @NREM

    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.

    Learn more here.

  • Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation grad assistant

    Graduate Student Funding & Financial Aid @NREM

    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.

    Learn more here.