Managing Natural Resources In the Face of Climate Change and Other Stressors Workshop
This workshop seminar will provide students with the opportunity to examine and critique cutting-edge research and work in the natural resources field, with a focus on how climate change and other stressors are affecting scientific, legal and policy issues arising in a number of natural resource contexts, including water, forestry, coastal resources, conventional and renewable energy development, and the like. Although it is open to all students, the seminar is designed especially for those with an interest in the field who wish to stay abreast of current issues, work, and ideas. In each class, an academic expert, policy maker, or practitioner will present their current research or work and engage in a robust discussion. Special Instructions: Grades will be based on class participation and reflection/discussion papers (Section 1) or (Section 2) a long research paper. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from Section (01) into Section (02) which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Students taking the course for R credit can take the course for either 2 or 3 units, depending on the paper length. Grading for Section 1 will be Mandatory P/R/F. Grading for Section 2 will be H/P/R/F. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments, Final Paper.
Instructors for this course (Past and Present)Deborah A. Sivas
Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr.
David J. Hayes