A growing awareness of how the different levels of life interact has brought together the disciplines of biology and medicine and added to our understanding of how these interactions affect health and disease
Freshwater systems provide many essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, food, energy, recreation, climate regulation and waste assimilation. As human populations and economies grow, demand for these ecosystem services will continue to increase.
Rather than receiving a degree through an individual undergraduate department, students interested in graduate studies in Biology receive their M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree through the Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program.