ENVS 193 PH: Planetary health: linkages between health and environment in an age of rapid environmental change (Environmental Studies Department, UCSB; Spring 2021).
This course will introduce students to the field of planetary health, which, at its core is concerned with the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends. The course will explore linkages and feedbacks between environmental degradation, global change and human health--including infectious and non-infectious disease outcomes, diets and nutrition and health outcomes associated with conflict and migration. Finally, the course will explore proposed solutions to jointly improve environmental and health outcomes.
ESM 212: Biological community survey and analysis (Bren School, UCSB; Spring 2022).
This spring break intensive course will introduce students to the principles and practice of designing and executing field sampling campaigns to characterize, map, and inventory plant and animal communities. The course will review basic sampling theory, introduce survey methods for terrestrial vegetation, terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as aquatic invertebrates. Students will gain experience with multivariate analysis of community data, as well as methods for vegetation and species habitat mapping and modeling. Learning objectives and activities will be primarily field-based, and will take place at UCSB’s Sedgwick and Coal Oil Point Reserves.