Ecosystem management aims to conserve major ecological services and restore natural resources while meeting the needs of current and future generations. It is a multifaceted and holistic approach, which requires a significant change in how the natural and human environments are identified.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research partners with various institutes and agencies to develop nationally and internationally recognized science-based knowledge documenting natural resource management as a requirement for healthy, functional ecosystems. They also disseminate guidelines for sustainable use of natural resources in semiarid environments, which undergird agricultural production and viable communities.
Some major research areas include Rangeland Ecology and Management, ecosystem issues spanning all rural/urban gradients, ecological restoration, human dimensions within an ecosystem management perspective, and other areas concerning natural resources.