UW Graduate School

Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management

The Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program is designed for mathematically-trained students interested in working on ecological or resource management problems from a quantitative perspective. Students receive intensive training in the application of statistical, mathematical and decision sciences to terrestrial and aquatic ecology, natural resource management, biometrics and mathematical biology.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Master of Science (Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management)

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Timothy E. Essington, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Primary Staff Contact

  • Erica L. Owens, Graduate Program Advisor

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group. For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Chris Anderson, Associate Professor, School Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • James Anderson, Research Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Lauren Buckley, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Trevor Branch, Assistant Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • David Butman, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Timothy Essington, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Vincent Gallucci, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Daniel Grunbaum, Associate Professor, School of Oceanography
  • Peter Guttorp, Professor, Department of Statistics
  • Ray Hilborn, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • John Horne, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Mark Kot, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
  • Joshua Lawler, Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Vladimir Minin, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
  • Julian D. Olden, Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Andre Punt, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Jennifer Ruesink, Professor, Department of Biology
  • Daniel Schindler, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • John Skalski, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Sandor Toth, Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Aaron J. Wirsing, Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences