L&S C30U Americans and the Global Forest
This course challenges students to think about how social dynamics and natural resource management affect forest ecosystems. Case studies from around the world will be used to look at the interaction of the traditional, cultural, and scientific concepts that shape forests, including the impact of American management paradigms and consumer choices. Forests can provide wood, carbon sequestration, water, wildlife, food, jobs, cultural benefits, and other goods and services. We consider the impact of power, politics, and markets on the struggle to conserve forest ecosystems and equitably distribute forest benefits.