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Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 751 (01) - Aquatic Ecosystems

Aquatic Ecosystems

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16093
Special Fees: $95.00
Energy flow and nutrient cycling in streams, rivers and lakes, with an emphasis on understanding the control of primary productivity, decomposition and community structure by both hydrologic and biotic drivers. Role of aquatic ecosystems in carbon and nitrogen budgets at watershed, regional, and global scales. Impacts of environmental changes such as global climate change and suburbanization on aquatic ecosystems. Lab.
Prerequisite(s): NR 504
Cross listed with : NR 851.01
Instructors: Wilfred Wollheim
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am JAMS 144
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 F 2:10pm - 5:00pm JAMS 144
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 753 (01) - Critical Issues in Sustainability: Sustainability as an Abundance Paradigm

Sustainability as Abundance

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 12047
After 30 years in common parlance, the success of "Sustainability" still seems far from its goal. In part, this is because sustainability is typically applied as another way to manage scarcity, a paradigm informing economic and social policy for well over a century. Underlying this dominant view of sustainability, an increasing number of approaches to sustainability projects, some of longstanding are entering the mainstream as pieces of an identifiable, and distinctly novel, paradigm based on the assumption of abundance, rather than scarcity. These include ideas of the Natural Step and Natural Capital, as well as Cradle to Cradle and Biomicry. The goals of this seminar are (1) to survey and discuss this growing literature and its application to the solution of sustainability problems; and (2) research and analysis towards transforming scarcity-based to abundance-based solutions. To be considered as a capstone option for majors in Environmental and Conservation Sustainability, students must also register for NR 754 in the Spring semester.
Section Comments: Other majors may add with permission. Must be Senior status at the start of semester.
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: ENV CONS SUST
Instructors: Julia Novak Colwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 F 9:10am - 11:00am MURK 201
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 757 (01) - Remote Sensing of the Environment

Remote Sensing of the Environ

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10287
Special Fees: $55.00
Practical and conceptual presentation of the use of remote sensing and other geospatial technologies for mapping and monitoring the environment. This course begins with the use of aerial photographs (photogrammetry, and photo interpretation) and includes measures of photo scale and area, parallax and stereo viewing, object heights, flight planning, photo geometry, the electromagnetic spectrum, camera systems and vegetation/land cover mapping. The course concludes with an introduction to other geospatial technologies including digital image analysis, global positioning (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Conceptual lectures are augmented with practical homework assignments and hands-on lab exercises. Lab.
Equivalent(s): FOR 757, FORS 757, GEOG 757
Cross listed with : NR 857.01
Instructors: Russell Congalton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 11:10am - 12:00pm JAMS G54
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 M 2:10pm - 5:00pm JAMS 152
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 757 (02) - Remote Sensing of the Environment

Remote Sensing of the Environ

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10308
Special Fees: $55.00
Practical and conceptual presentation of the use of remote sensing and other geospatial technologies for mapping and monitoring the environment. This course begins with the use of aerial photographs (photogrammetry, and photo interpretation) and includes measures of photo scale and area, parallax and stereo viewing, object heights, flight planning, photo geometry, the electromagnetic spectrum, camera systems and vegetation/land cover mapping. The course concludes with an introduction to other geospatial technologies including digital image analysis, global positioning (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Conceptual lectures are augmented with practical homework assignments and hands-on lab exercises. Lab.
Equivalent(s): FOR 757, FORS 757, GEOG 757
Cross listed with : NR 857.02
Instructors: Russell Congalton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 11:10am - 12:00pm JAMS G54
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 2:10pm - 5:00pm JAMS 152
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 782 (01) - Forest Health in a Changing World

Forest Health

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 10748
Special Fees: $75.00
Forests cover over 30% of the land surface of the Earth and are incredibly important ecologically, economically, and to the health of the planet. While forests show great capacity to withstand disturbance, these ecosystems are increasingly threatened worldwide by climate change, native and introduced insects and disease, poor management practices, land clearing, drought, fire, and pollution. This course offers an overview of the dominant threats to forests, their causes and consequences, and options for monitoring, management, and mitigation.
Cross listed with : NR 882.01
Instructors: Jeffrey Garnas
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am JAMS 140
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 F 1:10pm - 3:00pm JAMS 140
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 784 (01) - Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives

Sustainable Living

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 10623
The pursuit of sustainable solutions to living in our contemporary world is a global endeavor. In this course, the concept of living sustainably is explored from a broad international perspective. Global scale issues impacting sustainable resource use are considered, including population growth, economic globalization and development, social equity, and cultural values. We will expand our awareness of alternatives to those current practices that impede the sustainability of human societies as part of the earth's natural systems. We will also pursue an understanding of the interrelated socio-economic conditions, combined with social and personal ethics and values necessary to move toward a more sustainable future. And each of us will come to value what sustainable living means for our own lives.
Section Comments: Other majors allowed by permission. Sophomores by permission.
Prerequisite(s): NR 437 or NR 435
Equivalent(s): EC 784
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: COMM&ENVIRPLN, ENSCI:ECOSYST, ENSCI:SOILWATER, ENV CONS SUST, SUSTAGRBA
Instructors: Julia Novak Colwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 12:10pm - 2:00pm JAMS 144
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 786 (01) - Leadership for Sustainability

Sustainability Leadership

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 11629
In this course we review and evaluate current knowledge and practice regarding the attainment of sustainability in social and environmental relations. We particularly focus on the meaning and qualities of leadership for achieving a sustainable future. Along the way, we also reflect on our own leadership styles and qualities. Topics include the role of leaders and leadership practices in government, business, academia etc; concepts and theories for achieving social change; and case studies exemplifying a range of leaders and approaches toward sustainability.
Section Comments: Other majors may add with permission. Must be Senior status at the start of semester.
Prerequisite(s): NR 437 or NR 435
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: COMM&ENVIRPLN, ENV CONS SUST, WILDCONSBIOL
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Julia Novak Colwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 F 12:10pm - 4:00pm HS 107
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 787 (01) - Advanced Topics in Sustainable Energy

Adv Topics Sustainable Energy

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 11728
Special Fees: $36.00
This course engages students in advanced topics in sustainable energy. Course reviews basic structures of our energy system, energy markets and economics, and the environmental, economic and technological of energy landscape. Focus is on electricity and building use with introductions to the transportation system. Students gain the knowledge to evaluate innovations in technology, policy and financing necessary to implement sustainable energy goals from conservation and efficiency to renewables and energy storage.
Cross listed with : NR 887.01
Instructors: Constantine Spandagos
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 3:10pm - 4:30pm JAMS G54
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 795 (01) - Investigations

Investigations

Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10588
Investigations in Natural Resources may include topics in environmental conservation, forestry, soil and watershed management, ecosystems, and wildlife management. Special fee on some topics.
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources

NR 799 (01) - Honors Senior Thesis

Honors Senior Thesis

Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 10611
Honor/thesis students conduct an independent research project, relevant to the student's area of specialization in the major, under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Students submit a research proposal, write a final report, and provide an oral presentation. One or two semester sequence.
Section Comments: You must have SENIOR standing at the start of this course.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): EC 799, FOR 799, WARM 795, WILD 799
Only listed majors in section: COMM&ENVIRPLN, ENSCI:ECOSYST, ENSCI:SOILWATER, ENV CONS SUST, FORESTRY, WILDCONSBIOL
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Honors course
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 Hours Arranged TBA