University of Alaska Fairbanks  
University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Science Master's Program
(SMP) in Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management of Living Marine Resources (SELMR)


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; 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.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1011707. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

©2010 SELMR | contact | Modified  02 July 2013.