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.
A discussion course with varying current topics in wildlife management, including habitat assessment and management, migratory bird management and conservation, and suburban wildlife ecology and management.
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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.
This course will explore maps and map making. It is designed to be taken in conjunction with or following NRC 585 to provide graduate students with extra practice in the art and science of cartography.
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.