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Course aims to study advanced topics in ecological economics and sustainability. Students will be exposed to selected topics in the field through in-depth review and publishable reporting.
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Provides graduate students with a broad sampling of new and cutting-edge research related to environmental conservation to help foster critical thinking and provide a more expansive view of natural resources research. Seminars will be given by departmental faculty and faculty from other departments, both on campus and from other institutions. The seminars will be designed for both students who plan a research career and those who plan a more applied path. For the former, lecturers will include topics important for funding projects and publishing findings and for the latter, topics related to interpreting and applying results.
Species distribution models (SDMs) relate species distribution date (typically occurrence of abundance at know locations) with environmental characteristics (i.e., biotic, abiotic) of those locations and are commonly used for predicting species response to global change, including shifts in climate and land use. This seminar will introduce students to the concept, technical aspects, and application of SDMs.
Introduction to the research process in the natural resources sciences. Focus on research philosophy, concepts, and design, progressing from development of hypotheses, questions, and proposals, to grants and budgeting, and delivery of such research products as reports, publications, and presentations.
Recreational angling is an extremely popular leisure activity that contributes a great deal of revenue to the global economy. However, recent estimates show that recreational angling is also contributing to a great deal of pressure on fish stocks even when compared to commercial fisheries. Over the past 10 years the science of recreational fisheries has evolved to include fields such as conservation physiology as a means to understand the mechanisms behind the potential impacts on recreationally targeted fish stocks. In addition, more emphasis is also being paid to the human dimensions of recreational angling as a way to identify the motivations behind anglers, non-profit conservation organizations, industry, and government when it comes to what is defined as the sustainable use of recreational fisheries.
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