For juniors in Environmental Science - a seminar on planning and organizaing the capstone experience required for the major. Topics include how to find the perfect (or best) internship, research or capstone experience, writing of CVs and letters of introduction, planning personal contacts, producing a contract for each student.
Forest ecosystems cover a large fraction of the Earth's land surface and are the most diverse and productive of natural biomes. This course introduces students to these complex systems and explores both the natural processes that regulate them and the environmental factors that cause change over time. The goal of the class is increased understanding of where forests grow, how they work, what they provide us in products and services, aesthetics and recreation, and how they are affected by a changing global environment. Content is organized around 5 general topics.
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The purpose of this one credit course is to introduce students entering the Environmental Sciences to faculty, topics, methods and questions at the forefront of current areas of research and engagement. There will be one 1-hour presentation per week, with a different faculty members invited for each class.