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NR 552 - Ecology of Military Lands

  • 3 credits

This course will focus on the landscape ecology of military training and testing areas. It covers ecological principles and the impacts of disturbances caused by military training and testing activities, to include scientific approaches to measuring and quantifying these impacts. A particular focus of the course will be on the ecology and management of threatened and endangered species, and their associated habitats on military lands. Regional case studies of soil erosion management and species management from military lands throughout the U.S. and in Europe will be incorporated.


Completed undergraduate degree;; NR 550 (Sustainable Military Lands Management)


Dr. William W. Doe
Dr. William W. Doe

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Dr. William (Bill) Doe has taught a broad range of courses in physical and cultural/regional geography, water resources, land use planning and environmental studies for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), Western Illinois University, and Penn State University. He is a former military engineer and environmental geographer with research and applied expertise in military lands management, watershed management and modeling, renewable energy and sustainability practices for universities and federal installations.

Dr. Doe is currently employed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, where he coordinates external research opportunities with federal and state agencies, and industry partners. From 2010-2014 he was the Chief Executive Offier of Veterans Green Jobs, a Denver-based non-profit providing employment for veterans in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural resources conservation sectors. He also previously held positions as Associate Dean for Research in the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU, and as a senior research scientist/scholar and Associate Director with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at CSU.

Dr. Doe served on active duty of 22 years as an Army Corps of Engineers officer with assignments in civil works, water resources management, combat engineering and environmental R&D. While on active duty, he was on the faculty as Academy Professor and Program Director of Geography and Environmental Studies at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

He is an active member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and volunteers for veterans' organizations. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy and advanced degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Colorado State University.