Environment and Natural Resources

Research Paradigms

An examination of research paradigms and techniques used in the disciplines involved in natural resource science and management. * Sp Sem (odd years). Prereq: Doct standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 985.

Theories in Environmental Social Sciences

This course provides a broad, interdisciplinary overview of theories and frameworks for understanding and addressing environmental and natural resource management dilemmas. The primary goals of this course are to introduce graduate students to (1) theories that explain why/how human beings impact their environment, and (2) interdisciplinary frameworks for addressing environmental problems. Prereq: Grad standing.

MENR Project

Conducting and reporting MENR applied science project. Prereq: Grad standing, and permission of advisor. Not open to students with 9 cr hrs for 7888 (893). Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Soils and Carbon: Stabilization and Permanence

Soil carbon, globally, is larger than both atmospheric and terrestrial biomass carbon stocks, but how permanent is soil carbon and in what forms? Minerals play an important role in carbon stability and permanence. Students gain experience on methods to investigate soil carbon stabilization, mineralogy and soil carbon permanence, and mechanistic understanding of organo-mineral interactions.

Climate and Society

Examines links between climatic changes and human societies and examines social influences on our current state of knowledge, impacts, and potential responses. Au Sem. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 738.


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