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“Science is a cooperative enterprise, spanning the generations. It's the passing of a torch from teacher, to student, to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.”

-Neil DeGrasse Tyson


NREC 4423: Environmental Assessments

(spring semester)

This upper-level undergraduate course is designed to help students develop skills and explore tools for assessing environmental impacts resulting from planned management activities affecting natural resources.  Students prepare Environmental Assessments (EAs) as part of this course

NREC 4990 / 6990: Special Topics in Natural Resource & Environmental Conservation: Ecological Risk Assessment & Chemical Regulation

(fall semester)

This course is designed to engage students in the various scientific, social, and regulatory aspects of ecological risk assessment of chemical contaminants in the environment. Students are expected to achieve a basic understanding of the sources and types of contaminants impacting ecological systems, the fate and transport of these contaminants in the environment, effects these contaminants in organisms, and how this information is synthesized for ecological risk assessment.

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