The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources

Natural Resources

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources

A snapshot

LOCATION: Hardin Hall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus

DIRECTOR (SINCE 2013): John Carroll, Ph.D.

2017: 300 undergraduate students, 150 graduate students, 80 faculty


- A University of Nebraska natural resources unit was discussed as early as 1965

- Many units merged to form the School of Natural Resources (SNR) in 1980

- School of Natural Resources Sciences (SNRS) was formed in 1997, representing both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, which is part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

- The School of Natural Resources (SNR) was established in 2003


- Applied ecology, including the study of plants, animals, prairies, fisheries, forests and ecosystems; 

- Environmental sciences, including the study of soils and water; and

- Applied climate science, including climate issues, risk management and natural disasters related to climate. It also includes remote sensing for detection of information for agriculture and ecosystems.


- Archaeological, Biological and Forensic Laboratory (ABFL)

- Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)

- Conservation and Survey Division (CSD)

- Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GP-CESU)

- High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC)

- Long-term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) Network

- National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

- Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

- Nebraska State Climate Office (NSCO)