The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, full of forests, pristine streams and lakes, and dominated by Lake Superior, is a natural place to find both students and faculty interested in ecology. Students interested in ecology have a wide range of options at NMU including in stream and aquatic ecology, as well as terrestrial and avian ecology. Other avenues of interest are population, community and behavioral ecology, as well as physiological ecology. Research interests of faculty include Lake Superior insect communities, songbird and game bird population biology, the effects of large mammals on plant communities, and migratory fish ecology.

Students interested in this area might consider any of the Biology Department majors, especially ecology, zoology and botany.

Faculty involved:
Becker, Brown, Bruggink, Graves, Leonard, Lindsay, Rebertus, Strand, Teeter

Related links:
Ecological Society of America, environmental science major, water science major.