Center for Environmental Research and Conservation -CERC

The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia Univeristy is a consortium of five education and research institutions, created in response to critical environmental concerns facing the Earth. CERC’s goal is to create long-term solutions to combat the loss of biological diversity and natural resource depletion, while meeting the needs of a growing worldwide human population. To do this it is essential to train professionals to face complex global environmental issues who understand not only the biology of natural resource conservation, but also the economic and social context in which conservation must be placed.

http://cerc.columbia.edu/