NR 552 - Ecology of Military Lands

  • 3 credits
  • Online

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).

Textbooks and Materials


  • Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resources Managers (2008)
    Benton, N., J.D. Ripley, and F. Powledge, eds.
    ISBN: 0-9711053-8-3
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites (Optional), 2nd Ed. (2009)
    Robert G. Bailey (Springer)
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

You do not need to purchase Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands; it is available in your RamCT course or at the Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands website.