Catalog 2014–2015

Natural Resources (NRES) Courses

College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management

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NRES 196  Intro to Natural Resource Mgmt (3) This course highlights the biological and physical science aspects of natural resource management at local, national, and global scales. Topics covered will include resource management of soil, water, forests, rangelands, wetlands, coasts and wildlife. This is an intro-level course designed to introduce key concepts and topical areas in natural resources and environmental management. (GenEd/IntReq: HPP)

NRES 230  Philippines Envirn & Nat Resou (3) Examination of the Philippines environment and natural resources from a long-term perspective. Analysis of the effects of resource management practices on environmental quality, agroecosystems, the economy, and food security. Consideration of conflicting values and resolution. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

NRES 410  Invasive Species & Ecosystems (3) Invasive species comprise one of the greatest immediate threats to global biodiversity. This course will focus on the ecological impacts of such species, the factors influencing their establishment, and the theory and practice of controlling invasive species. Pre: BIOL 175 or BIOL 281 or Instructor's consent.

NRES 420  Hydrology and Watershed Mgmt (3) (lec., lab) Managing human impact on watershed and water resources and understanding the relationships among forest, soil, water, land-use, and people. Management of wildland watershed for control of the amount and timing of water yield, stormflow, water quality, erosion, and sedimentation with socio-economic and policy considerations. Emphasis on forest and water resources management.

NRES 425  Marine Biogeochemistry (3) Marine Biogeochemistry examines the chemical processes occurring in marine and estuarine waters, their impact on near shore and oceanic environments, and their connection to climatic stability. Marine biogeochemistry is inherently interdisciplinary, involving aspects of biology, earth science and physics, as well as chemistry. Pre: CHEM 114 or CHEM 124 or instructor’s consent.

NRES 430  GIS Application in Nat Res Mgt (3) GIS and spatial techniques in natural resource management. Spatial data structures, map projection, global positioning system. How to create spatial data sets through GPS survey. Utilization of GIS software and performance of basic spatial analysis. Pre: Instructor consent required.

NRES 455  Pac Climate Change Adaptation (3) This course focuses on three major components: 1) understanding the basic science of climate change; 2) impacts on productive sectors and coastal activities; and 3) vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies for integrated coastal management initiatives as well as for individual sectors. Pre: Junior standing. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)


NRES x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

NRES x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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