Ecosystem Management and Conservation Specialization

This specialization gives students the knowledge and skills to become thoughtful stewards of the environment, to ensure that human and nonhuman species can coexist across landscapes.

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    Courses

    Core

     Two courses required.

    Course 1

    Required for all Ecosystem students.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 602
    Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Bradford
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Bradford  

    Course 2

    Choose one of these three courses.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Tentative
    ENV 764
    Sociology of Sacred Values: Modernity, Ecology, and Policy
    Farrell
    Th 8:00-10:50
             
    ENV 770
    Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
      Farrell
    O based on student schedules
    Farrell  

    Elective

    Four required courses. Students must take at least one course from each of the following four bins:

    Social Science Principles

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 573
    Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
      Grove
    M 1:00-3:50
    Grove  
    ENV 605
    Environmental Risk Communication
    Schwarz
    Th 2:30-5:20
      Schwarz  
    ENV 618
    Anthropology of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries
    Carpenter
    W 9:00-11:50
             
    ENV 619
    Philosophical Environmental Ethics
    Latham
    Tu,Th 11:35-12:50
             
    ENV 631
    Poverty, Environment and Inequality
              Tentative
    ENV 685
    Engaging Landholders and Communities in Conserving and Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes
      Garen
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Tentative
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      DeCew
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:20
      DeCew
    ENV 759
    Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
    Dove
    M 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ENV 826
    Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
    Clark
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Clark
    Tentative
     
    ENV 839
    Power in Conservation
      Carpenter
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Carpenter
    ENV 951
    Strategic Environmental Communication
      Leiserowitz
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Leiserowitz

    Natural Science Principles

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 629
    North American Drylands: Ecology and Land Use
              Lauenroth
    ENV 646
    Foundations of Agriculture and Environment
    Wood
    W 1:00-3:50
      Wood
    Tentative
     
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton
    M,W 8:30-10:20
      Ashton
    ENV 713
    Coastal Ecosystems
            Anisfeld  
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
      Freidenburg  
    ENV 738
    Wildlife Movement Ecology
    Harris
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:20
             
    ENV 744
    Conservation Science and Landscape Planning
      Schmitz
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:20
      Tentative
    ENV 752
    Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests
            Comita
    Tentative
     

    Quantitative Analysis

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 603
    Environmental Data Visualization & Communication
    Queenborough
    M 9:00-11:50
        Queenborough
    ENV 617
    Real World Environmental Data Science
    Grewal
    Tu 2:30-5:20
             
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 755
    Modeling Geographic Space
      Tomlin
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Tomlin
    ENV 756
    Modeling Geographic Objects
    Tomlin
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Tomlin  
    ENV 762
    Applied Math for Environmental Studies (AMES):Foundations for Measuring and Modeling Environmental and Socio-environmental Systems
            Fenichel  
    ENV 781
    Applied Spatial Statistics
      Gregoire
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire
    ENV 795
    Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models
              Fenichel
    ENV 804
    Economics of Environmental & Natural Resource Management
    Mendelsohn
    M,W 10:30-11:20
      Mendelsohn  

    Management and Policy

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 677
    Ecological Restoration
              Duguid
    ENV 692
    Science and Practice of Temperate Agroforestry
    Orefice
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Orefice  
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder
    Tu,Th 5:30-6:20
      Vedder
    ENV 767
    Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
      Vedder
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Vedder
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris
    Tentative
     
    ENV 819
    Strategies for Land Conservation
      Gentry
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Gentry
    ENV 820
    Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
      Shansky
    M,W 4:00-5:20
      Shansky
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
    Klee
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Klee  
    ENV 835
    Seminar on Land Use Planning
    Bacher
    W 10:30-11:50
      Bacher  
    ENV 835E
    Seminar on Land Use Planning (Online)
      Bacher
    O Online
      Bacher
    ENV 977
    Nature Based Carbon Solutions in the Urban Realm: The Yale Campus as a Case Study
    Schmitz
    Tu 9:00-11:50
             
    Ecosystem Illustration

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