University of Arizona
Wildlife/fisheries, rangelands, conservation, watershed hydrology, and global change
This course provides experience with a wide array of field sampling and study design methods for natural resource management and policy-making. Over 3 days in the classroom and 8 days in the field, students will gain experience with field and lab techniques in wildlife and fisheries, vegetation sampling, soil and carbon dynamics, range management, watershed hydrology, and GIS. The course will highlight how natural systems are interrelated, demonstrating that natural resource decisions cannot be made in isolation. Recent wildfires will serve as an example of a landscape-scale process that has indirect and direct effects on almost all natural resources. How do managers and researchers collect, synthesize, and present data? How do data shape decision-making processes? How do natural resource managers balance multiple natural resource concerns and administrative complexity in dynamic ecosystems?
Questions? Please check with the course instructor, Dr. Michael Bogan!
Office: Room N318, ENR2