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NR 501 - Leadership and Public Communications

  • 3 credits

Effective conservation leadership depends on identifying and understanding relevant audiences. Prepare effective communications (oral, written, and visual) to increase the public’s awareness, improve attitudes, and promote positive behaviors that align with a thriving planet. 


One natural resource management course (NR 100 to 481 - at least 1 course), one communication course and (CO 100 to 481 - at least 1 course or JTC 100 to 481 - at least 1 course or SPCM 100 to 481 - at least 1 course), or consent of instructor.

Textbooks and Materials

There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be assigned in class. 


Heather B. Jackson
Heather B. Jackson

Heather Jackson is a conservation and landscape ecologist with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. She is interested in research that will help conservation organizations maximize biodiversity protection given limited funds. In addition, her research aims to help researchers and conservation planners to conduct their work at the spatial scales that are most relevant to the species with which they are concerned. Dr. Jackson administers the Conservation Actions with Lands, Animals, and People graduate certificate provided through the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department.