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Boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences

Our M.Sc. and PhD programs in boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences feature rigorous, hands-on study of resources and agriculture in the context of boreal ecosystems. The programs focus on the science and economics of plant, soil, land, and water resources.

Why study boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences at Grenfell?

The demand for food and water security and sustainable forestry and agricultural practices is increasing. We've answered the global call for expertise and understanding of our boreal ecosystem. At Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, you'll be provided the opportunity to develop new technical knowledge and management skills, equipped with a strong focus on the science and economics of plant, soil, land and water resources in the context of sustainable boreal agriculture and forestry.


You'll use the laboratory and field equipment, techniques and protocols in Grenfell's new state-of-the art Boreal Ecosystems Research Facility. You'll apply critical thought to community-engaged research and innovation under the supervision of world-class researchers. You'll get real-life experience in a boreal setting.

M.Sc. Program

PhD Program

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of our boreal ecosystems and agricultural programs will allow students to demonstrate:

​(BEAS) M.Sc. Program
​(BEAS) PhD Program
​An advanced understanding of the concepts and principles governing boreal ecosystems and agriculture.

​Advanced understanding of the concepts and principles governing natural and impacted boreal ecosystems.

​Advanced professional writing skills to allow conceptualization and development of comprehensive research programs, e.g., critical evaluation of scientific literature, formulating research questions, hypothesis development, selection and evaluation of research protocols and methodology; data collection, handling, analysis and interpretation, and as well as dissemination strategies.

​Advanced research methods, analytical techniques, and communication skills allowing effective dissemination of research through peer reviewed publications and oral and poster based presentations at national and international conferences.

Ability to conduct independent research projects under controlled and field conditions to answer research questions in areas such as agronomy, plant science, climate change, soil science/microbiology and land & water resources.

​An ability to reach out and work with community partners on issues of relevance.

Understanding, and operational knowledge to carry out analytical activities on both laboratory and field equipment relevant to their area of specialization.

​Be capable of planning and executing an independent research program.

Ability to analyse and interpret the factors that can contribute to food security in the context of climate change.

​Relevant knowledge, skills and technologies to understand and investigate issues and develop practical solutions related to management of boreal ecosystems.

​Ability to apply relevant knowledge, skills and technologies to assess issues and offer solutions to applied and environmental problems related to management of boreal ecosystems, including farming.

​Leadership as scholars in academic institutions, research sectors in industry, government, NGOs, or other institutions.


 To apply to the boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences program click here.

Student Research

We are committed to fostering opportunities for graduate research, specifically in the areas of ndustry- and community-engaged projects. Research is vital to Grenfell; it demonstrates the broad spectrum of our involvment in the community and beyond.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of our BEAS programs, you'll be equipped with a broad set of skills that will prepare you to work in environmental and agricultural industries and related fields such as:

  • food industry
  • forestry
  • natural resources
  • science education
  • government and NGO agencies 

Graduate Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4021
Phone: (709)639-6585
Email: gradstudies@grenfell.mun.ca

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