ES 570: Climate Change-Resil/Adap/Mit

Synonym:

81226 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Charles Curtin

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/13 - 5/4 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Students who entered Fall 2010 and later: RMC & SDCC – Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE & SDS – Methods or elective
Restricted to Fall 2011 SDCC students from December 5 – 11; open to all ES students on December 12

The goal of this course is to increase students’ breadth and depth of understanding of, and discourse in, adaptation and mitigation strategies that span changes to technologies and management strategies to changes in social organization and related institutions. The course will address how to evaluate the robustness of social-ecological systems and the ramifications this has on the management of resources on the landscape into the future. Skill development in evaluating potential adaptation strategies at different scales, will be introduced, and the concepts of uncertainty and vulnerability assessment, risk and decision analysis. Students are introduced to components of a risk communication and the psychological foundations of effectively communicating climate change to decision-makers.