Issues in Natural Resource Conservation
General Catalog Course Title:
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 24, Section 1
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2013


Some of the issues to be dealt with include management and preservation of timberlands; reducing fire risk through logging; management in wilderness areas; endangered species; importation and exportation of logs; the lives of John Muir and Gifford Pinchot; trees and religion; can rain forests be saved?; killer bees; coral reefs—human threat; jobs versus spotted owls; vegetarianism; Muir Woods, past and present; garbage in the United States; biofuels; solar power; airport expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area; the competition for water; global warming; and many more topics to be selected by the students. This is a Creating Change Theme Seminar.


Professor Wood's research interests include host-selection behavior of forest insects, chemical ecology, the biology and ecology of bark beetles, forest pest management, the biodeterioration of wood by insects, and insect/pathogen/tree interactions.


For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.