The Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program offers students a unique opportunity to apply statistics, mathematics, and decision science to a broad range of problems in terrestrial and marine ecology, natural resource management, biometrics, and mathematical biology. The program attracts mathematically trained students interested in working on these problems, and biologically or environmentally trained students wishing to further enhance their quantitative skills.
The QERM program is uniquely interdisciplinary, bringing together diverse faculty from a wide range of academic areas such as statistics, applied mathematics, environmental and forest sciences, biology, aquatic and fishery sciences, oceanography, marine affairs, anthropology, sociology and others. This diversity provides strength to the program.
The QERM program offers both a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree and produces graduates who are capable of continuing with the development and extension of biometrical and biomathematical modeling as they enter the educational, research or private sector work force.