F&ES 646a / 2019-2020

Foundations of Agriculture and Environment

Credits: 3
Fall 2019: Tu, 1:00-3:50, Marsh Classroom

Agricultural systems have a profound impact on the environment, but also depend on environmental processes—such as climate and nutrient cycling—for continued productivity. Because of this two-way relationship, there has been a growing integration of environmental and agricultural sciences over the past several decades with growing recognition that designing and implementing agricultural systems that minimize environmental harm and benefit people is necessary to sustainable development.
This course will provide foundational knowledge of how agricultural and environmental systems are linked. The goal of the course is to provide theoretical understanding of the important environmental and human processes related as well as to provide practical experience interpreting these processes and applying them to real world scenarios.