AMS w315 • Conservation
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
An introductory course in natural resource conservation. We will look at the science of conservation and the political/economic issues influencing conservation and biodiversity. The course covers the history of conservation in the U.S., ecological and biogeographical basics, and ecological restoration of degraded environments. I will address air, water, land, and wildlife resources in detail. The latter portion of the class will focus on natural resource management principles and economics of conservation.
A. Leopold (any edition). Sand County Almanac J.L. Holechek et al, 2000. Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics, and Policy. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-896-077-1