This seminar is an examination of current conservation and environmental problems in California and elsewhere in the world. What are the origins of the problems from socioeconomic, policy, biological, and political viewpoints? What is being done to address the problems and how successful are the efforts? Examples of problems include conservation of natural resources such as water and soil, waste issues, recycling, restoration, environmental education, and food systems. This is a Creating Change Theme Seminar.
Dr. Gordon Frankie is a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) and teaches several courses on the environment and especially to students in the Conservation and Resource Studies Major in the Department of ESPM. Some of these courses are taught off campus in workshop or in field courses. Dr. Frankie's research specialties are conservation biology, pollination ecology, native bee ecology, urban ecology, environmental education, and tropical ecology. He does his field work throughout California and in selected regions of Costa Rica.