Rangeland Ecosystem Science (Ph.D.)


The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship consists of foresters, range scientists, hydrologists, and social scientists that study natural environmental processes and how they interact with human systems.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rangeland Ecosystem Science

Areas of Study

  • Climate change
  • Community based resource management
  • Ecophysiology
  • Grazing management
  • Natural resource policy
  • Plant ecology
  • Range nutrition
  • Rangeland hydrology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Riparian ecology and management
  • Soil-plant relations
  • Systems ecology
  • Weed management

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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