Environmental Science & Management

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Randy Southard, Chairperson

Department Office. 1110 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building; 530-752-1130; http://lawr.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://www.lawr.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty

The Major Program

The Environmental Science and Management (ESM) major is designed for students who are interested in solving environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective linking the natural and social sciences.

Students who choose this major will study the interaction of physical, biological, and social components of environmental problems. Students completing the program will understand the scientific basis for environmental decision making and the legal, economic, and political issues involved in management of the environment.

The Program. Courses in biology, chemistry, physics, economics, geology, and calculus form the lower-division preparatory foundation of the curriculum. These are then tied together with Environmental Science and Policy 1, "Environmental Analysis" which provides an inter-disciplinary analysis of several environmental problems. The upper-division core consists of foundation courses in physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as applied courses in environmental monitoring, GIS, impact reporting, and statistical analysis. In their junior year, students must choose a specialized track from the following six options:

(a) Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation
(b) Natural Resource Management
(c) Climate Change and Air Quality
(d) Geospatial Information Science
(e) Watershed Science
(f) Soils and Biogeochemistry

A capstone course is required for all seniors and serves to integrate the science, policy/management and biology aspects of the ESM major. All students gain practical experience through field courses and a required internship. Selected students may also pursue an honors thesis in their senior year.

The ESM major is jointly administered by the Departments of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) and Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR). Any student in good standing is eligible to transfer to the major; to do so, please see the student affairs officers in 2134 Wickson Hall or in 1150 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building.

Careers. Graduates from this program are prepared to pursue careers as practicing environmental scientists, resource analysts and planners working for public agencies and private firms specializing in environmental quality, natural resources or ecological research. The major is also an excellent preparation for graduate or professional training in physical and/or biological environmental science graduate programs, as well as in environmental law, administration and environmental policy.

Major Advisors. Marcel Holyoak (Environmental Science and Policy) and Terrance Nathan (Land, Air and Water Resources)

Advising centers for the major, including peer advising, are located in both the Environmental Science and Policy and Land, Air and Water Resources departments. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-L, please see Melissa Whaley in 2134 Wickson Hall. Students whose last names begin with the letters M-Z, please see Lacole Brooks in 1150 Plant and Environmental Sciences.

English Composition and Public Speaking Requirement
Units: 4-8
Choose one:
0-4
UWP 101
Advanced Composition (Active)
4
UWP 102A
Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics (Active)
4
UWP 102B
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology (Active)
4
UWP 102C
Writing in the Disciplines: History (Active)
4
UWP 102D
Writing in the Disciplines: International Relations (Active)
4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (Active)
4
UWP 102G
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104B
Writing in the Professions: Law (Active)
4
UWP 104C
Writing in the Professions: Journalism (Active)
4
UWP 104D
Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
Passing the Upper Division English Composition exam.
0
Choose one:
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
DRA 010
Introduction to Acting (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 48-57
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
GEL 001
The Earth (Active)
4
or
GEL 050
Physical Geology (Active)
3
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 002AH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002BH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 002CH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
or
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
ESP 001
Environmental Analysis (Active)
4
Satisfaction of the General Education requirement.
 
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 28-32
ESM 120
Global Environmental Interactions (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
or
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 162
Environmental Policy (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
or
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ESM 108
Environmental Monitoring (Active)
3
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
ABT 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
Internship:
3
ESM 192
Internship (Active)
3
or
ESP 192
Internship (Active)
3
Capstone Class:
2
ESM 195
Integrating Environmental Science and Management (Active)
2
Honors Thesis; optional:
0-3
ESM 194H
Senior Honor Thesis (Active)
0-3
Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Track
Units: 36-46
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-5
ATM 060
Introduction to Atmospheric Science (Active)
4
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
ESP 152
Coastal Oceanography (Active)
3
GEL 134
Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning (Active)
3
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
Choose one:
4
ESP 170
Conservation Biology Policy (Active)
4
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
SOC 160
Sociology of the Environment (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ESP 127
Plant Conservation Biology (Active)
4
WFC 154
Conservation Biology (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ESP 123
Introduction to Field and Laboratory Methods in Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
WFC 100
Field Methods in Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology (Active)
4
or
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
3
and
ENH 160L
Restoration Ecology Laboratory (Active)
1
or
PLS 147
California Plant Communities (Active)
3
and
PLS 147L
California Plant Communities Field Study (Active)
1
Choose one:
4
ESP 121
Population Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 122
Population Dynamics and Estimation (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
EVE 104
Community Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 181
Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 155
Habitat Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
Choose one:
3-4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
PLS 162
Urban Ecology (Active)
3
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
3
Choose one biome level course on wetlands, forests, or water:
3-5
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
Choose one organismal biology course on birds, mammals, or plants:
3-5
ENT 103
Insects Systematics (Active)
3
ENT 116
Freshwater Macroinvertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
Complete one lab associated with either the biome level or organismal biology course:
2-3
ENT 116L
Aquatic Insect Collection (Active)
2
ESP 151L
Limnology Laboratory (Active)
3
ESP 155L
Wetland Ecology Laboratory (Active)
3
EVE 112L
Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (Active)
2
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
WFC 110L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
2
WFC 134L
Herpetology Laboratory (Active)
3
Natural Resource Management Track
Units: 32-42
STA 103
Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (Active)
4
or
Equivalent upper-division statistics.
 
Choose three:
9-13
ESP 160
The Policy Process (Active)
4
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 168A
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (Active)
5
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
SOC 160
Sociology of the Environment (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
HYD 150
Water Law (Active)
3
Choose two:
6-8
ENT 104
Behavioral Ecology of Insects (Active)
3
ESM 141
Role of Fire in Natural Ecosystems (Active)
4
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
Choose two:
6-9
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
ESM 185
Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (Active)
4
or
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
Climate Change and Air Quality Track
Units: 32-41
ATM 060
Introduction to Atmospheric Science (Active)
4
Choose three:
9-12
ATM 115
Hydroclimatology (Active)
3
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
ATM 160
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (Active)
4
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
GEL 108
Earth History: Paleoclimates (Active)
3
Choose two:
6-9
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
HYD 143
Ecohydrology (Active)
4
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
Choose one:
3-4
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
Choose one:
4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
EVE 149
Evolution of Ecological Systems (Active)
4
Choose two:
6-8
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
SOC 160
Sociology of the Environment (Active)
4
Geospatial Information Science Track
Units: 31-39
Choose two:
8-9
ABT 181N
Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
ESM 185
Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (Active)
4
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
Choose two:
6-8
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
SOC 160
Sociology of the Environment (Active)
4
Choose two:
8
ESP 121
Population Ecology (Active)
4
STA 104
Applied Statistical Methods: Nonparametric Statistics (Active)
4
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
STA 130A
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 130B
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 137
Applied Time Series Analysis (Active)
4
Other applicable information technology courses from the Engineering department including database management, digital library science and network and Web technologies may be substituted for spatial information with approval.
 
Choose three from the following options; must cover both physical and biological courses:
9-14
ATM 110
Weather Observation and Analysis (Active)
4
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 152
Coastal Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
GEL 136
Ecogeomorphology of Rivers and Streams (Active)
5
PLS 101
Agriculture and the Environment (Active)
3
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
Soils and Biogeochemistry
Units: 38-46
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
Choose four:
16-21
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
HYD 134
Aqueous Geochemistry (Active)
6
SSC 102
Environmental Soil Chemistry (Active)
3
SSC 105
Field Studies of Soils in California Ecosystems (Active)
5
SSC 107
Soil Physics (Active)
5
SSC 109
Sustainable Nutrient Management (Active)
4
SSC 111
Soil Microbiology (Active)
4
SSC 120
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification (Active)
5
Choose two:
6-8
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
SOC 160
Sociology of the Environment (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ESM 185
Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (Active)
4
GEL 134
Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning (Active)
3
HYD 147
Runoff, Erosion and Water Quality Management (Active)
3
SSC 118
Soils in Land Use and the Environment (Active)
4
Choose two:
6-8
ATM 160
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (Active)
4
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
ESP 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 150A
Physical and Chemical Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
GEL 132
Introductory Inorganic Geochemistry (Active)
3
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
Watershed Science Track
Units: 38-47
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
or
HYD 010
Water, Power, Society (Active)
3
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
Choose two:
6-8
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
or
HYD 141
Physical Hydrology (Active)
4
HYD 142
Systems Hydrology (Active)
4
HYD 143
Ecohydrology (Active)
4
ESM 108
Environmental Monitoring (Active)
3
or
HYD 151
Field Methods in Hydrology (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-5
GEL 035
Rivers (Active)
3
GEL 136
Ecogeomorphology of Rivers and Streams (Active)
5
GEL 139
Rivers: Form, Function and Management (Active)
4
GEL 140
Introduction to Process Geomorphology (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ABT 181N
Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
Choose one:
4-5
SSC 105
Field Studies of Soils in California Ecosystems (Active)
5
SSC 118
Soils in Land Use and the Environment (Active)
4
SSC 120
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification (Active)
5
Choose two:
6-9
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 168A
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (Active)
5
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
HYD 150
Water Law (Active)
3
LDA 060
Landform and Grading Studio (Active)
6
Choose one:
3-4
ENT 116
Freshwater Macroinvertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
Total: 111-114
Courses in ESM:
ESM 008Water Quality at Risk (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 8. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 8.) Natural and human threats to water quality. Balance of science and policy in all aspects of attaining, maintaining, and managing water quality, water contamination. Decoding popular media coverage of water quality and water contamination. (Same course as SAS 008.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 030World Ecosystems & Geography (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 30. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 30.) Introduction to the earth's major geographic regions and associated ecosystems, such as deserts, temperate forests, and oceans with an examination of how climate, vegetation regimes, ecological processes, agriculture and other human activities interact in different regions of the world. (Same course as ESP 030.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Work experience off and on campus in resource sciences. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 098FStudent Facilitated Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Student-facilitated (taught) course intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ESM 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 100Principles of Hydrologic Science (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B; MAT 016B; (PHY 007A or PHY 009A). Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 100. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 100.) Topics include hydrology (surface and ground water), hydraulic flow through porous media, water in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, water quality, flow through open channels, and representative water-resource problems. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 108Environmental Monitoring (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): EVE 101; ESP 100; ETX 101; WFC 100; ERS 100; SSC 100; ENH 100; LDA 050; Or the equivalent for any of theses courses. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 108. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 108.) Instrumentation and methods for environmental and ecological monitoring; GPS, sensors, datalogging, and GIS. Wide range of measurement techniques for environmental parameters. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 120Global Environmental Interactions (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): One college level chemistry course; one college level biology course. Limited to 25 students per discussion section. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental Resources Sciences 60 or 120. (Formerly Environmental Resources Sciences 60 and 120.) Relationships among climate, hydrology, biogeochemical cycles, soils and vegetation distribution in diverse landscapes and biomes. Emphasis on physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting ecosystems from the poles to the equator, and human impacts on the environment. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
ESM 121Water Science and Management (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PHY 010 or GEL 001. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 121. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 121.) Role of water as an essential natural resource in contemporary society. Aspects of the scientific method, including descriptions of natural phenomena and underlying physical causes. Water for cities, agriculture, industry, wildlife and recreation; case studies of water management. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 131Air as a Resource (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 010. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 131. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 131.) Degradation of the atmospheric resource, historical aspects and effects of air pollution examined. Evaluation of primary gaseous and particulate pollutants and discussion of their impact. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 131Air as a Resource (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CHE 010 or CHE 002A); CHE 002B. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 131. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 131.) Degradation of the atmospheric resource, historical aspects and effects of air pollution examined. Evaluation of primary gaseous and particulate pollutants and discussion of their impact. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ESM 141Role of Fire in Natural Ecosystems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A or PLS 002); (BIS 002B or BIS 002C); Basic biological, ecology/evolution concepts. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 141. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 141.) Fire regimes and roles in major North American vegetation types, especially in the west. Physics of fire, fire effects on organisms and ecosystem functioning, reconstructing fire histories, fire in resource management, and fire use by indigenous people. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 144Trees and Forests (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 002 or BIS 001C or BIS 002C. Biological structure and function of trees as organisms; understanding of forests as communities and as ecosystems; use of forests by humans; tree phenology, photosynthesis, respiration, soil processes, life histories, dormancy, forest biodiversity, and agroforestry. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLB 144 or ENH 144 or ERS 144. (Former course PLB/ENH/ERS 144.). (Same course as PLS 144.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 185Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental Resource Science 185. (Formerly Environmental Resource Science 185.) Basics of remote sensing and photogrammetry, grids and map projections, aerial photo interpretation, sensors and platforms for aerial and space photography and non-photographic imaging systems, aerial thermography, microwave sensing, and introduction to remote sensing applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 186Environmental Remote Sensing (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B; (PHY 007C or PHY 009B); Upper division standing; LDA 150 recommended. Not open to students who have successfully completed Hydrologic Science 186 or Environmental and Resource Sciences 186. (Formerly Hydrologic Science 186 and formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 186.) Overview of satellite, airborne, and ground-based remote sensing, building on properties of electromagnetic radiation. Applications include hydrologic processes, weather and climate, ecology and land use, soils, geology, forestry, and agriculture. Computer based analysis and visualization of images and processing techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ESM 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of 84 units. Work experience off and on campus in resource sciences. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 194HSenior Honor Thesis (2-6) Active
Independent Study—2-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, overall GPA of 3.50 or higher and consent of master advisor. Independent study, guided research on an environmentally related subject of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 195Integrating Environmental Science and Management (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior status in Environmental Science and Management major or other environmental science major (e.g. Environmental Resource Science; Environmental Biology and Management; Environmental Toxicology; Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology; Hydrologic Science). Practical aspects of environmental improvement through integrated analyses of contemporary issues or problems associated with advocacy, regulation, science and resource management from the perspectives of the physical and ecological sciences and current policy/management. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 198FStudent Facilitated Course (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing or consent of instructor. Student-facilitated (taught) course intended for upper division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ESM 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 199FAStudent Teaching Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing. Under the supervision of a faculty member, an undergraduate student plans and develops the course they will teach under 98F/198F. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ESM 199FBStudent Teaching Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Student facilitated. Under the supervision of a faculty member, an undergraduate student teaches a course under 98F/198F. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.