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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    Program Courses

    Core

     Two courses required.

    Course 1

    Required for all Ecosystem students.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 602
    Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Bradford
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:20
      Bradford  

    Course 2

    Choose one of these three courses.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres
      Torres
    ENV 764
    Sociology of Sacred Values: Modernity, Ecology, and Policy
    Farrell
    W 8:00-10:50
      Farrell  
    ENV 770
    Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
              Farrell

    Elective

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

    Social Science Principles

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 573
    Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
    Grove
    W 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
      Carpenter  
    ENV 631
    Poverty, Environment and Inequality
              Taylor
    ENV 685
    Engaging Landholders and Communities in Conserving and Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes
      Tentative
      Tentative
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      Tentative
      Tentative
    ENV 746
    Conservation Ethics
      Schmitz
           
    ENV 759
    Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
    Dove
    M 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ENV 839
    Power in Conservation
      Carpenter
      Carpenter
    ENV 951
    Strategic Environmental Communication
      Leiserowitz
      Leiserowitz

    Natural Science Principles

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 646
    Foundations of Agriculture and Environment
    Wood
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Wood  
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton
      Tentative
    ENV 713
    Coastal Ecosystems
            Anisfeld  
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
      Freidenburg  
    ENV 744
    Conservation Science and Landscape Planning
      Schmitz
      Schmitz

    Quantitative Analysis

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 603
    Environmental Data Visualization & Communication
      Queenborough
      Queenborough
    ENV 617
    Real World Environmental Data Science
      Grewal
           
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 755
    Modeling Geographic Space
      Tomlin
      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
      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
             
    ENV 834
    Environmental Economics and Policy
      Conte
      Faculty

    Management and Policy

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 563
    Yale Forest Forum Series: What Makes a High-Quality Forest Carbon Credit?
    Bradford
    Th 11:30-12:50
             
    ENV 677
    Ecological Restoration
              Duguid
    ENV 692
    Science and Practice of Temperate Agroforestry
    Orefice
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Orefice  
    ENV 694
    Invasive Species: Ecology, Policy, and Management
      Duguid
           
    ENV 695
    Yale Forest Forum Series: (Re)Considering Planted Forests for the 21st Century
    Ashton
    Tu 11:30-12:50
             
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder
      Vedder
    ENV 767
    Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
      Vedder
      Vedder
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris  
    ENV 819
    Strategies for Land Conservation
      Gentry
      Tentative
    ENV 820
    Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
      Shansky
      Shansky
    ENV 821
    Environmental Policymaking: From Local to Global
    Sanford
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Sanford
    Tentative
     
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee
    Klee  
    ENV 835
    Seminar on Land Use Planning
    Bacher
    W 10:30-11:50
      Bacher  
    ENV 835E
    Seminar on Land Use Planning (Online)
      Bacher
      Bacher
    ENV 962
    Tribal Resources and Sovereignty-Clinic
    Gonzalez-Rogers
    W 9:00-11:50
    Gonzalez-Rogers
           
    Ecosystem Illustration

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    Faculty Coordinator

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    Michelle Downey

    Program Director of Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative; Staff Manager for the Ecosystem Management and Conservation Specialization


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