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FOR 599 - Aldo Leopold and Ecosystem Management (1)

Aldo Leopold and Ecosystem Management (1)

Literature review and discussion of Aldo Leopold’s body of work on ecology, natural resource management, and conservation. Topics to be covered in this seminar include Leopold’s developing theories on ungulate irruptions and the role of predation, and how these theories informed A Sand County Almanac and also inform ecosystem management today.

Fall Quarter 2006
Tuesday 1600 – 1650
Peavy 101

William J. Ripple
011 Peavy Hall
541) 737-3056


Cristina Eisenberg
037 Peavy Hall
Office Hours TBA


Class Objectives:

  1. To go beyond A Sand County Almanac and learn about the development of Aldo Leopold’s seminal theories on ecology, natural resource management, and conservation.

  2. To engage in thoughtful discussion on these theories and how they have influenced ecosystem management.

  3. To interact with leaders in natural resources science, management, and policy whose work has been influenced and inspired by Aldo Leopold.


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