Mission Areas

The study of natural resources is a multi-faceted enterprise. For this reason, the School of Natural Resources determined three general subjects - we call Mission Areas - that characterize our research pursuits:

Applied
Ecology

Applied Ecologists integrate aspects of the fields of ecology, biology, human dimensions, conservation science and resource management to study regional and global problems. Our faculty engage in collaborative research and education to support decisions made in natural and managed ecosystems.

Applied Climate &
Spatial Science

Applied Climate and Spatial Science researchers study interactions between the atmosphere and natural and agricultural ecosystems, as well as the influences of these interactions on water resources and on societies.

 

Environmental
Science

Environmental Scientists are interdisciplinary scientists who work to understand and solve contemporary global challenges, and remediate local environments. Our faculty include soil, water, spatial and social scientists and geologists.

While each faculty member’s expertise may span the borders between these Mission Areas, every faculty member’s primary interest will fall under one of these categories.

The benefit of this classification lies in the fact that each Mission Area regularly meets as a community to discuss activities, prioritize responsibilities, and exchange recent findings to enhance the body of knowledge emerging out of SNR.

Area leaders are chosen through consensus and meet with SNR’s director and associate director to help guide the School in pursuit of its mission.

Please consult the Directory and filter by Mission Area to see which faculty members are associated with each of the four areas. You may also choose to browse our general disciplinary topics here

Applied Ecology

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LarkinPowell

Larkin
Powell

Mission Area Leader

419 HARH, EC 0974

402-472-6825

lpowell3@unl.edu

Applied Climate & Spatial Science

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MarthaShulski

Martha
Shulski

Mission Area Co-Leader

153c HARH, EC 0931

402-472-6711

mshulski3@unl.edu

BrianWardlow

Brian
Wardlow

Mission Area Co-Leader

316 HARH, EC 0973

402-472-6729

bwardlow2@unl.edu

Environmental Science

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StevenThomas

Steven
Thomas

Mission Area Leader

403 HARH, EC 0974

402-613-0043

sthomas5@unl.edu