Course Description

420.705 - Natural Resources Sustainability: Field Study in Alaska

This interdisciplinary field-based course examines the natural, cultural history and resource management in the ecosystems of Southeast Alaska. Through class lecture/discussion and field excursions, students obtain an understanding of integrated resource management and sustainability in protected areas while assessing options for addressing impacts and perturbations in habitats where species have and continue to be affected. The course will emphasize a variety of disciplines including: marine science and fisheries, wildlife management, geology, energy resources, forestry, botany, eco-tourism and anthropomorphic impacts to biodiversity, marine and wilderness areas.