Welcome! In this literature seminar (Fall 2016), we will discuss a suite of controversial conservation topics, exploring different sides of the scientific debate surrounding these issues and exploring feedbacks among science, policy, management, and public perceptions. The objective of the class is to encourage students to think critically about the science behind conservation issues and be aware of the complex manner in which conservation issues are communicated across scientists, decision makers, and the public.
The class will be divided into four topic sessions:
Status of global fisheries
Ecosystem reference baselines
Monetization of nature
Course syllabus. Check the Updates page for current discussion topics and readings.