This course introduces current and future land managers and natural resource decision-makers to the fundamentals of ecological and natural resource interactions that contribute to successful land management. How to interpret existing knowledge and understand the functioning of the land resource is a key element in this course. Also included are the impacts of ecological processes on production and management of the land. This course will equip students to better understand the consequences of using biological tools, fire, mechanical intervention and chemicals to manage land.
This course can be applied towards:
AGRI 632 has been selected for endorsement by Colorado State University's School for Global Environmental Sustainability Curriculum Committee.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World (2006)
Walker, Brian and Salt, David
Ph.D. Systems Ecology and Forest Soils, Colorado State University; M.S. Botany and Plant Ecology and B.S. Biology, University of New Mexico.
Dr. Woodmansee is Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainablity and Senior Research Scientist and Former Director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.
Learn more at: https://taurus.cnr.colostate.edu/people-directory/dir-profiles.cfm?pid=4B517CE434453102869247DB3DF4E202
Ph.D. Meat Science, Texas A&M University; M.S. Animal Nutrition, Texas A&M University; B.S. Animal Sciences, Angelo State University
Dr. Peel is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University and is the coordinator for the Integrated Resource Management master's program. He helped develop this innovative graduate program in IRM and routinely guest lectures in a variety of College of Agricultural Sciences courses.
Learn more at: http://ansci.colostate.edu/department/Faculty%20and%20Staff/Peel.html