McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Department of Natural Resource Sciences


The Department of Natural Resource Sciences (NRS) is a multi-disciplinary group based at McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Our NRS department leads both fundamental and applied research, that includes but is not restricted to the following topics:

  • Biology                                         
  • Biodiversity science                                                
  • Economics
  • Natural history
  • Ecology
  • Soil science


We are dedicated to understanding natural and managed ecosystems extending across molecular to global scales with the aim of conservation and optimal management of natural resources. This, in addition to promoting sustainability and biodiversity, is achieved through high quality research and teaching. Our department is comprised of a diverse team that is currently active in a variety of exciting initiatives at local, national and international levels. We are committed to creating an optimal environment for learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

Our department represents several core disciplines including:

  • Soil Science                                            
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Entomology
  • Forest Science
  • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and Ecological Economics


The multidisciplinary expertise present in our Department is unique within McGill and allows us to contribute to diverse academic programs that are of interest to a wide spectrum of students. Be sure to check out the variety of Undergraduate and Graduate programs to which our department contributes.

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University




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