Integrative look at the social, economic, and production/environmental dimensions of sustainable agriculture and food systems. Particular attention to sociological, soil science and related disciplinary perspectives. Prereq: 3000 (300.01) and 3500, or grad standing.
Environment and Natural Resources
Ecosystems undergoing restoration are dynamic and witness major changes in their species diversity, composition, and ecosystem function. This course develops an understanding of how biotic and abiotic conditions interact with management to influence ecosystems' development. EEOB 3410 is recommended for success in this course. Prereq: 3800 and 4800; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
This class examines institutions to manage water effectively at a variety of levels -state, federal, and international- and analyzes how they affect water access and use in different areas (agriculture, energy, etc.). Students in the class will also engage in a careful examination of the sources of conflict and cooperation among water stakeholders on a regional and global scale. Prereq: 3200 or 4000, or Grad standing.
Uses interdisciplinary thinking to explore the global environmental crises and the conflicts between indigenous/local peoples, conservationists, and policy makers regarding natural resource use. The course examines biodiversity conservation, protected areas, community-based conservation, global inequities, environmental history and politics, and sustainable development.
Introduction to the principles of wildlife-habitat relationships, natural history of major North American ecosystems with an Ohio focus, and the conservation and management of wildlife habitats within those ecosystems. Prereq: 3300, or Grad standing.
Identification, ecology, and population management of North American birds. 1-2 Sat field trips required. Sp Sem. Prereq: 3300 (319) or equiv, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 624.
Identification, ecology, and population management of North American mammals. 1-2 Sat field trips required. Au Sem. Prereq: 3300 (319) or equiv, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 624.
Methods used by wildlife ecologists to measure population characteristics and habitat quality for wild terrestrial vertebrates. 1-2 Sat and 1 full weekend field trips required. Au Sem. Prereq: 2000, 3300, Stat 1450, or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 662.
Principles of population and community ecology applied to conservation and mgmt of terrestrial vertebrates. Principles of wildlife management including social and economic factors. Au Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 623.
Taxonomy and behavior of the major groups of fishes, with an emphasis on North American freshwater fishes.