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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

Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Location

Location

  • Macdonald-Stewart Building
  • McGill University, Macdonald Campus
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7773
  • Fax: 514-398-7990
  • Email: info.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/nrs

About the Department of Natural Resource Sciences

About the Department of Natural Resource Sciences

As humans depend on a wide variety of ecosystem services, society is becoming increasingly aware of the need for sustainable management of natural resources. We require the natural world to provide us with necessities such as air, water, food, and energy; but we also depend on ecosystems for services such as nutrient cycling, biodiversity, recreation, and the splendour of nature. Sustainable management of natural resources via governance of human activities requires an understanding of all of these elements.

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is a multidisciplinary group with a wide range of interests, including wildlife and fish biology, entomology, agriculture, soil science, microbiology, genomics, meteorology, forest science, landscape ecology, agricultural and resource economics, and environmental policy. We are concerned with the populations and diversity of organisms within ecosystems, the flow of energy and nutrients through ecosystems, and processes that influence human behaviour toward ecosystem services and the environment. Our graduate programs in agricultural economics, entomology, microbiology, and renewable resources allow students to gain disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth.

Natural Resource Sciences plays a strong role in several undergraduate programs, from the inter-departmental majors in:

  • Environmental Biology;
  • Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural);
  • Environment (Bieler School of Environment);
  • Agro-Environmental Sciences; and
  • Agricultural Economics;

to the specializations such as:

  • Applied Ecology;
  • Wildlife Biology;
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Environmental Economics; and
  • Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary).
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