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What is Ecological Engineering?
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OSU Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering

What is Ecological Engineering?

According to the Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering at OSU, "Ecological Engineering is the design of sustainable systems consistent with ecological principles that integrate human activities into the natural environment to the benefit of both. This approach emphasizes diversity, resilience and adaptation to maintain sustainability. Ecological Engineering deals with both fundamental processes and engineering applications on scales that range from microscopic to watersheds and beyond. This discipline is rapidly developing as an important new area of engineering based on the science of ecological systems, with a number of dedicated journals, national and international professional societies, and new application areas emerging over the last decade. The Biological and Ecological Engineering Department at OSU has considerable expertise in this area and is among the national leaders in this discipline."

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field Technician Survey Technician
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Analytical Abilities Independent Task Driven
Broad Knowledge of Biological Sciences & Engineering Principles Natural Learner Team Player
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Problem Solving Skills Want to Protect Nature

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USAJobs.gov - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Occupations by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Ecological Engineering Student Society - Employment Sites - This site is provided by the OSU Ecological Engineering Student Society and includes Job Postings, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Fellowship and Internship Opportunities, Employers, and Job Search Resources.

Job Opportunities - OSU Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering have put together a page similar to the Ecological Engineering Student Society page above, however, it also provides specific job listings.

Ecological Engineering Careers in the United States


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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

American Geophysical Union

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Water Resources Association

International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Air & Waste Management Association

National Society of Professional Engineers

Society for Conservation Biology

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Ecological Engineering Journal

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