ESPM 102C Forest Ecosystem Management (Spring Semesters)
Presents concept and practical approaches to public and private natural resource management decision making. The focus is on goals, criteria, data, models, and technology for quantifying and communicating the consequences of planning options. A range of contemporary air, soil, wetland, rangeland, forest, social, economic, and ecosystem management problems is addressed.
ESPM 15 Introduction to Environmental Science (Fall Semesters)
A dynamic course covering a diverse range of environmental issues, grounded in the causes and effects of global climate change. Each week will focus on a different topic, including global change, pollution, biodiversity, energy, human population, and food. As a foundational environmental science course, we examine the biological and physical processes underlying these environmental issues. Guest lectures and an innovative flipped classroom format allow students to examine environmental issues from multiple perspectives, considering questions such as “what is sustainability?”, “how can we mitigate the impacts of climate change?,” and “how can the intersection of science, technology, and society improve environmental management?”.