A Field Course of Food Politics and Culture in Paris This field module takes you to the historical European city of Paris where we investigate the social, political and environmental impacts which are globalizing food. You will engage in a geographic inquiry into the temporal and spatial links between production and consumption and discover how food, culture and politics are interwoven into daily life and that of the dinner table.
Conservation Biology WLF3 credits Patterns of biological diversity, factors producing changes in diversity, values of diversity, management principles applied to small populations, protected areas, landscape linkages, biotic integrity, restoration, terrestrial, marine, and freshwater conservation, legal issues, and large landscape conservation.
The course includes, lectures, homework assignments, and participation in a debate with your fellow students on a conservation biology topic chosen by the class. Jocelyn Aycrigg Delivery method: Blackboard Learn Summer semester Conservation Genetics WLF1 - 3 credits The application of molecular genetic methods has become increasingly important in the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plant species.
This course is designed to help students learn the basic principles of population genetics and phylogenetics as they are applied in the fields of conservation genetics and conservation genomics.
Students will learn to design conservation genetics research projects, interpret genetic data and critically review papers from a wide-range of important topics in conservation genetics and genomics.
Major topics covered by the course include the physical environment, how organisms interact with each other and their environment, evolutionary processes, population dynamics, communities, energy flow and ecosystems, human influences on ecosystems, and the integration and scaling of ecological processes through systems ecology.
Computer-based materials are used extensively for guided independent learning of ecology. Robberecht Delivery method: Custom web site and Blackboard Learn Fall, spring, and summer semesters Global Fire Ecology and Management FOR3 credits This course covers fire ecology of multiple ecosystems and relates them to challenging fire management issues.
This course is often taken by senior undergraduate students and graduate students. There are readings from science literature and you must write short papers addressing ecologically-based fire management issues.
Exams are on Blackboard and include short answer essay as well as comparing and contrasting and applying different fire terms and concepts.
Leda Kobziar Delivery method: Blackboard Learn Fall and spring semesters Graduate seminar WLF1 credit A seminar series with invited speakers on a variety of topics in wildlife sciences.
Video conference - live Fall and spring semester Fire Ecology FOR3 credits This graduate course provides an overview of fire effects in multiple ecosystems, as well as key concepts, approaches to studying ecological effects of fires, and the science literature.
Exams are take-home, requiring extensive reading in scientific journals available online through the University of Idaho library. Because you can choose which questions to address on the take-home exam, you can tailor this class to your interests in fire ecology.
I have high expectations of my students for their ability to synthesize science information, and to write concisely in style of scientific journals. We cover restoration ecology, fire and climate change, and other ecological issues, but this is not a course on fire management.
Blackboard Learn Fall semester Ecophysiology REM3 credits Functional responses and adaptations of individual species to their environment, emphasizing the physiological mechanisms that influence the interactions between organisms and the major environmental factors e.
Interactive computer-based learning materials are used extensively. Custom web site Fall semester Introduction to Restoration Ecology REM2 credits History and overview of the ecological, social, and economic aspects of wildland restoration using case studies.
Students will explore approaches and philosophies towards restoring and rehabilitating wildlands that have been damaged through natural forces and human activities such as wildfire, overgrazing, cultivation, and weed invasion. Video conference - live Spring semester Landscape Genetics WLF2 credits Landscape genetics is an interdisciplinary field of study that evaluates how landscape and environmental features influence gene flow, population structure and local adaptation by integrating landscape ecology, population genetics and spatial statistics.
This course covers applications of landscape genetics that can improve our understanding of ecology, evolution, and management of wild populations. Population genetics or conservation genetics, and multivariate or spatial statistics.
Professor Lisette Waits Delivery method: Students will learn to analyze and interpret landscape genetic datasets using a variety of methods. If taken for two credits, students will do a project analyzing landscape genetic data.
Blackboard Learn and video conference Spring semester Large River Fisheries FISH2 credits Management issues and problems in large river fisheries in North America and globally; importance of flood plains; ecological bases for management actions in large rivers; river fisheries in the context of multiple use of large rivers.
Professor Dennis Scarnecchia Delivery method: Video conference - live Fall semester Principles of Plant Pathology PlSc3 credits Principles of Plant Pathology will be presented with emphasis on the concepts and terminology related to Plant Pathology including disease cycles, classification of pathogens, symptoms, causes, disease development, and control of plant diseases.
This will be accomplished with the presentation of general and specific examples. Diagnosis and control of specific diseases will not be a focus of the class. Brenda Schroeder Delivery method:The design, performance and application of sensors for remote sensing of natural resources (vegetation, water, impervious surfaces, nutrients, and soil), water and energy fluxes, clouds, atmospheric pollutants, surface temperature and other land and aquatic resources is a very important front of remote sensing research to understands the.
Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. The first person to use the word γεωγραφία was Eratosthenes (– BC).
Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities. The register includes both kite aerial remote sensing specialists and those who use kites in parallel with other aerial platforms. Droughts & Floods Assessment and Monitoring have affected 50 per cent of the billion people who suffered from all natural disasters and killed 35 per cent of the million people who lost their lives.
Course preparation - Suggested books and journals for ecology: Books: Journals: Archibold, O.W. Ecology of world vegetation. First edition. Introduction to Remote Sensing, Fifth Edition - Kindle edition by James B. Campbell, Randolph H. Wynne. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Introduction to Remote Sensing, Fifth Edition.