Department of Biology and Natural Resources Management
Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and their environments. The Department strives to set a standard of excellence in biology and natural resources education as a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Students interested in ecology and environmental sustainability will find many opportunities to pursue their interests in our undergraduate programs, which include emphases in General Biology, Biomolecular Processes, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in addition to the degree in Natural Resources Management. Undergraduate students also may complete emphases in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, or pursue Pre-Medical and other Pre-Professional preparation through our undergraduate program. The Biology MS degree program also offers optional emphases in either Aquatic Sciences or Natural Resources.
Department News and Events
Faculty in the Biology Department are involved in a broad range of research providing many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a variety of projects. These areas of research include animal behavior, aquatic biology, bioethics, botany, climate, conservation, development, ecology, environmental sustainability, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, natural resources management, natural resources policy, restoration ecology, and science education.
Laker Effect Profile - Professor Eric Snyder
Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students
Dr. Michael Lombardo drew data from decades-long research at a tree swallow study site along the southern part of the Allendale Campus for a recently published paper on the most favorable fledging circumstances for the birds to return to the nesting area.
Twitter feed for @BiologyGVSU
Student Trainee (Physical Sciences - Hydrology) at USDA Forest Service
for job 4072162
USDA Forest Service - Medicine Bow Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland
for job 4070738
Van Andel Institute
Research Technician - Laboratory of Dr. Peter Jones
for job 4070689
Van Andel Institute
for job 4065222
Forest Service is Hiring Biology & Natural Resources Positions, fs.usda.gov/fsjobs
for job 4062933
USDA Forest Service