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Food Systems

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...engagement through enrollment in ESPM 197 . The course is taken for 2 units, which is...

Mechanical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering

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...125 , ENGIN 157AC , ESPM 161 , ESPM 162 , GEOG...2 , PHILOS 104 , PHILOS 107 , SOCIOL 116 . 2...

Molecular Environmental Biology

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...ESPM 199 , ESPM H196 ) may be applied to the concentration. 1. Animal Health & Behavior 2...

Nuclear Engineering

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...125 , ENGIN 157AC , ESPM 161 , ESPM 162 , GEOG...2.00 (C average) and a minimum 2...

ESPM 139 THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE SELF: AN ECO PRACTICUM 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
This course will provide a practical exploration of how to engage effectively with contemporary environmental issues using discussion of scientific and philosophical texts, activities, and group work. We will evaluate how different worldviews influence how humans relate to the natural world and how our own worldview shapes our way of engaging in environmental problem solving.

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ESPM 90 Introduction to Conservation and Resource Studies Major 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Introduction to the major, emphasizing each student's educational goals. Overview of ecological problems and contrasting approaches to solutions through institutional and community-based efforts. Required of all CRS sophomore majors and all entering off-campus transfer students to CRS major. Restricted to CRS majors. One field trip is normally required.

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ESPM 141 Development of Taxonomic Identification Keys and Natural Language Descriptions 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Tools for identification of organisms to species or higher-level taxonomic groups are critically needed. This course will allow students to learn both the theoretical basis of and practical skills for building traditional dichotomous keys and various types of interactive keys. Emphasis will be on learning to build a web-based interactive key and developing natural language descriptions through students' individual projects. Students can train on the Microptics Digital
XLT imaging system and learn to use Lucid and Lucid Phoenix software. Other Internet identification tools will also be surveyed and discussed. Each student will produce an online key as a project.
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ESPM C179A GC-Maker Lab I: Skills and Theory 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
In the environmental and biological sciences, one of the biggest challenges in transitioning from student to researcher is learning how to measure something without an off-the-shelf device. This course will provide the theoretical background and the practice of building a Gas Chromatograph (GC) system for environmental research. The first semester is for students who seek to develop fundamental skills in instrumental development and design. The second semester (c179b)
is only open to those who have taken this first semester course and will entail the construction of a working gas chromatograph system. This class will be especially useful for students who wish to pursue research following graduation.
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ESPM 88B Data Sciences in Ecology and the Environment 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016
Many of the greatest challenges we face today come from understanding and interacting with the natural world: from global climate change to the sudden collapse of fisheries and forests, from the spread of disease and invasive species to the unknown wealth of medical, cultural, and technological value we derive from nature. Advances in satellites and micro­sensors, computation, informatics and the Internet have made available unprecedented amounts of data about the
natural world, and with it, new challenges of sifting, processing and synthesizing large and diverse sources of information. In this course, students will apply methods and understanding they gain in the Foundations course to real­world ecological and environmental data
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ESPM 88A Exploring Geospatial Data 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
From interactive web maps to spatial data analysis, digital geographic data and information are becoming an important part of the data science landscape. Almost everything happens somewhere that can be mapped on the surface of the earth. In many cases the where matters as much to an analysis as the what and the why. Geospatial data analysis allows a researcher to consider location explicitly. This course provides an introduction to working with digital
geographic data, or geospatial data. We will explore concepts of geospatial data representation, methods for acquisition, processing and analysis, and techniques for creating compelling geovisualizations. No prior knowledge is assumed or expected.


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ESPM C192 Molecular Approaches to Environmental Problem Solving 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Seminar in which students consider how modern biotechnological approaches, including recombinant DNA methods, can be used to recognize and solve problems in the area of conservation, habitat and endangered species preservation, agriculture and environmental pollution. Students will also develop and present case studies of environmental problems solving using modern molecular methods.

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ESPM 227 Science Communication 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Effective communication is an important skill that all scientists should master. There are many different forms of communication, and these require different approaches and techniques. The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills to communicate scientific findings to a wide range of audiences. We will discuss approaches to communicating our findings and those of others to other scientists, the public, and the media. We will then prepare and practice
communicating through papers, proposals, presentations, sound bites, and podcasts. Exercises and assignments are designed to give students hands on experience developing their own stories and packaging them to selected audiences.
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ESPM 206 Animal Communication 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The objective of the course is to explore major topics in animal communication. Topics each year will focus on a different sensory modality and range from visual, acoustic, and chemical senses. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the study of communication, over the course of the semester, we will draw on a variety of disciplines (including cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, neurophysiology, and physics) to understand the mechanisms
, function, and evolution of communication.
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ESPM C225 Isotopics 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This seminar will explore current topics that employ the use of stable isotopes. Discussion topics include the areas of biology, paleontology, biogeochemistry, soil science, and atmospheric science. Students will be required to lead at least one discussion of relevant literature in the topic area.

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ESPM 375 Professional Preparation: Teaching in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The course will consist of readings and discussions led by instructors, graduate students, and guest speakers covering topics on developing teaching skills relevant to an interdisciplinary environmental science program. Students will present brief lectures that will be taped and evaluated and will learn skills for evaluating success in conveying complex ideas to their own students.

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ESPM 281 Seminar in Wildlife Biology and Management 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Reading, conference, and discussion. Reports and discussion of recent studies in wildlife biology and management. Open to qualified graduate students from other departments.

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ESPM 276 Advanced Silviculture 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Advanced topics related to the dynamics and management of forest stands such as competition effects, mixed-species interactions, mutiaged stand silviculture, pruning, thinning regimes, management for old growth features, wood quality effects, and others. Field trips may be included.

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ESPM 268 Seminar in Range Ecology 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A seminar course dealing with selected topics in ecology of rangelands.

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ESPM 265 Seminar on Fire as an Ecological Factor 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Effect of fire on ecology of forest and rangeland.

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ESPM 228 Advanced Topics in Biometeorology and Micrometeorology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Measurement and modeling of trace gases and energy between the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere. Micrometeorological flux measurement methods, including eddy covariance, profile, and eddy accumulation methods. A hierarchy of biophysical models are discussed for interpreting flux measurements. Information and theory on big-leaf, two-layer, and multi-layer models that couple energy, water, and carbon to predict trace gas fluxes are presented.
How models integrate information from leaf to canopy to landscape scales is discussed.
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ESPM 215 Hierarchical Statistical Modeling in Environmental Science 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Hierarchical statistical models include generalized linear mixed models, generalized additive mixed models, state-space models for time-series data, and random field models for spatial data. Introduction to formulation and analysis of such models with frequentist methods, including maximum likelihood via numerical integration and restricted maximum likelihood, and Bayesian methods, including Markov chain Monte Carlo. Background in relevant
probability theory.
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ESPM 194A Senior Seminar in Conservation and Resource Studies 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Seminar in which students synthesize their knowledge, skills, and interests into a holistic perspective. A one-hour oral presentation in the area of interest and a senior thesis synthesizing the area of interest are required. Required final semester for all CRS majors.

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ESPM 194 Senior Seminar in Conservation and Resource Studies 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011
Seminar in which students synthesize their knowledge, skills, and interests into a holistic perspective. A one-hour oral presentation in the area of interest and a senior thesis synthesizing the area of interest are required. Required final semester for all CRS majors.

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ESPM 188 Case Histories in Wildlife Management 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Seminar format with presentation and discussion by each student, with long term paper requirement. Examination in depth of current issues in wildlife management.

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ESPM 150 Special Topics in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Special topics in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

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ESPM 119 Chemical Ecology 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Plant toxins and their effects on animals, hormonal interactions between plants and animals, feeding preferences, animal pheromones, and defense substances, biochemical interactions between higher plants, and phytoalexins and phytotoxins.

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ESPM 115B Biology of Aquatic Insects 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
Identification and ecology of aquatic insects, including their role as indicators of environmental quality.

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ESPM 102BL Laboratory in Natural Resource Sampling 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the major sampling systems used in natural resources and ecology. Field data is collected with various important sampling designs and analyzed. Mean values and confidence intervals are constructed from the data collected in this course. This course must be taken in conjunction with lecture course 102B.

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ESPM 102B Natural Resource Sampling 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed to introduce students to the major sampling systems used in natural resources and ecology. It also introduces students to important sampling and measurement concepts in grassland, forest, wildlife, insect, soil, and water resources. May be taken without laboratory course 102BL.

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ESPM 44 Biological Control 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Regulation of populations of organisms, especially insects, through interactions with parasites, predators, pathogens, competitors. Discussion of examples from agricultural, forest, urban, and recreational environments.

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ESPM 2 The Biosphere 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to the unifying principles and fundamental concepts underlying our scientific understanding of the biosphere. Topics covered include the physical life support system on earth; nutrient cycles and factors regulating the chemical composition of water, air, and soil; the architecture and physiology of life; population biology and community ecology; human dependence on the biosphere; and the magnitude and consequences of human interventions
in the biosphere.
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