Current Human Dimensions Research

Esther Duke, Arren Allegretti

Description:The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department will host a weekly research seminar series where faculty, advanced graduate students, and guests will present past or current research initiatives and future research ideas. Interaction with new research is of great importance to one�??�?�¢??s scholarly growth. These forums enable and encourage the formation of collaborations, peer feedback and suggestions, and the expansion of research knowledge. Focus: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources research emphasizes understanding the mutual interdependence of humans and their physical and social environments and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society and culture as it relates to the natural environment. The seminar presentations will be designed to inform and stimulate discussions on current and emerging HD research topics including such human-wildlife conflict, ecological economics, and coupled human-environment systems. Invited speakers will be encouraged to present their in-progress work since we want students and colleagues to learn about not just the findings but also the interdisciplinary research process. In addition this will give our speakers the opportunity to receive input from an interdisciplinary audience. HDNR Research Topic Examples: Climate Change Communication, Who Cares About Wildlife? Wildlife Values), Ecosystem Services, People and Places (Spatial Relationships),Emerging Zoonotic Disease, Sustainable Tourism, Nature and Child Development, Soundscapes and Natural Sounds, Protected Area Management, Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge, Open Space Management, Tourism Impacts,Human-Wildlife Conflict * This course is graded pass/fail. In order to receive ECOL 592 credit for the seminar, students attend at least 13 of the 15 seminars and write a 1-2 paragraph response paper on each seminar.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
Restrictions: none
First Meeting: 1/1/2012
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 3:00-3:50 pm
Cross Listed: NR 592, CRN 19826
Enrollment Limit: 10
Background: none
Course Text: none
Instructor Contact Info:
      Esther Duke 491-2197
      Arren Allegretti