Grassland Ecology & Management

Students in grassland ecology and management benefit from a rich history of grassland science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and exceptional experiential learning opportunities throughout the state. Approximately 60% of the state’s land mass is grassland. Students develop a strong base in grassland ecology and ecosystem assessment and learn how to apply fundamental principles and technology to the management and monitoring of terrestrial systems, including grasslands. The University of Nebraska is commonly recognized as the birthplace of prairie ecology. Building on this base, students learn how effective grassland management is essential for grassland biodiversity and resilience, wildlife habitat, conservation, livestock production, and other ecosystem services. Grassland ecology and management is for students excited about the study and management of private and public grasslands.