NR 221 - Integrated Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements

  • 5 credits
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NR 221 is an online course focused on the natural resource ecology and management of the Rocky Mountains. The course integrates knowledge across natural resource disciplines (e.g., Human Dimensions, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, Range, Watershed).

Course Goals:
1. Provide the knowledge and skills to identify and understand the key ecological and socio-cultural patterns and processes that shape the Rocky Mountain ecosystem.
2. Challenge students to develop an integrated view across communities and disciplines to solve contemporary, complex environmental problems.
3. Instill confidence, professionalism, and esprit de corps needed to lead, and work in, teams by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the different disciplines embodied by natural resource management.
4. Furnish the knowledge and experience necessary to apply the appropriate sampling, data collection, and analytical techniques.

Prerequisite

BZ 110 and BZ 111 or BZ 120 or LIFE 103; MATH 118 or one course from MATH 141 to 161, or one course from MATH 229 or higher.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • The Naturalist’s Guide to the Southern Rockies (2008)
    Benedict, A. D.

Other Required Materials:

*NR 220/NR221 Kit (available at the CSU Bookstore)

*Pingree Park Field Guide App (free, available from Warner College of Natural Resources IT website)

Instructors

Paul Doherty

(970) 491-6597 | paul.doherty@colostate.edu

Dr. Doherty is a Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. He directs and coordinates the NR 221 course that includes material from the Natural Resource disciplines (i.e., Human Dimensions, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, Range, Watershed). The course will have instructors representing all the disciplines.

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