Climate Impacts on the Pacific Northwest (ATMS/ESS/ENVIR/SMA 585A)

ATMS/ESS/ENVIR/SMA 585A

4 credits

Instructor(s):

Website: http://cses.washington.edu/cig/outreach/classes/585/

Location: ACC 120

Schedule: TTH 10:30-12:20

Department: Cross-Listed

Quarter: Winter

In this course, we identify real-world opportunities where existing information about natural climate variability and human-caused global warming could improve regional resource management. This is an interdisciplinary course focusing on climate and PNW water, fish, forest, and coastal resources in which we will examine resource management options from scientific, economic, institutional and policy perspectives.

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
. Examine resource management practices from a "climate perspective"
. Understand the multi-faceted context surrounding regional resource management decisions
. Identify the causes of societal sensitivity and vulnerability to climate fluctuations
. Work in a team to assess the vulnerability of a specific jurisdiction to climate change and propose and prioritize adaptation options based on analysis of the real-world trade-offs and constraints faced by management.

This course is designed for students with natural/earth/social science and policy backgrounds.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: See previous year's course website () or contact the instructors (aksnover@u.washington.edu, 221.2997) or (nmantua@u.washington.edu, 616.5347).

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