The Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management of Living Marine Resources Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks supports the education of future leaders in the ecosystem-based sustainable stewardship of living marine resources.
SELMR trainees will receive interdisciplinary training in the fundamental principles and analytic tools of fisheries science, oceanography, ecology, economics, management, marine policy, and anthropology through courses and seminars which highlight limitations of traditional management paradigms and challenge students to consider innovative approaches to real-world problems.
Students collaborate on research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Ecosystem-based public management of marine resources, now being required under law and regulation, will have broad societal effects nationwide. We are actively recruiting students and will enroll new students through Fall 2011. Prospective MS students (US citizens or permanent residents only) can apply for 2 years guaranteed fellowship of $15K per year plus tuition, health insurance, and limited research funding.
Students interested in the program of study represented by SELMR should contact the MESAS program at email@example.com; funds are no longer available to provide SELMR fellowships.
SELMR is closely associated with the Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic (MESAS) program, an NSF-funded IGERT based at UAF.