Forestry and Environmental Studies

Program adviser: John Wargo, 124 KRN, 432-5123, john.wargo@yale.edu

The School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is primarily a graduate and professional program designed to train leaders to solve worldwide environmental problems and to provide new understanding of local and global environments through interdisciplinary research in the natural and social sciences. The School offers numerous courses to undergraduates in Environmental Studies, and undergraduates from any major can take courses in the School. Those undergraduates with significant interest should contact the School's undergraduate program adviser to discuss a joint degree program that allows Yale College students to earn both a bachelor's degree from Yale College and an M.E.M. degree from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in five years. For more information on the joint program, see the School's Web site. Most graduate-level courses are open to qualified undergraduates. Listings and detailed descriptions of these courses are available in the bulletin of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and most also appear in the online bulletin of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Information about the programs of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies may be found on the School's Web site. Most lectures and symposia are open to undergraduates, and a calendar of events is also posted on the School's Web site.

Courses

F&ES 001a, Urban Ecosystem Analysis

Course cr

F&ES 002a, Land Measure &Spatial Analysis

0 Course cr

F&ES 003a, Ecosystem Measurement

Course cr

F&ES 009b, Prof Ethics in ResourceMgmt

0 Course cr

* F&ES 020a / EVST 020a, Sustainable Development in Haiti Gordon Geballe

The principles and practice of sustainable development explored in the context of Haiti's rich history and culture, as well as its current environmental and economic impoverishment. Enrollment limited to freshmen. Preregistration required; see under Freshman Seminar Program.  WR

F&ES 1008a, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1010a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1020a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1030a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1035a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1040a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1050a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1072a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1073b, Independent Study

Course cr

F&ES 1075a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1080a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1100a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1110a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1120a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1130a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1140a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1143a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1147a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1151a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1153a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1155a, Independent Project

0 Course cr

F&ES 1158a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1160a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1180a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1185a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1190b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1195a or b, Independant Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1200a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1202a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1210a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1215a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1240a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1246a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1256a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1257a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1260a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1262a, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1270a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1278a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1320a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1330b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1340a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1350a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1364a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1385b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1390a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1398a or b, Independent Study

F&ES 1400a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1408a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1440b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1457a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1460a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1465b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1469a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1470a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1473a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1490a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 1500a or b, Independent Study

3 Course cr

F&ES 2008a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2010a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2020a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2030a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2035a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2040a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2050a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2054a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2072a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2075a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2080a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2110a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2120a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2130a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2140a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2143a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2153a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2158a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2160a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2180a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2185a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2190b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2195a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2200a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2202a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2210a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2215a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2240a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2242a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2246a or b, Master's Project

F&ES 2257a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2260a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2263a, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2270a, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2280a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2320a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2330a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2340a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2350a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2364a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2390a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2398a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2400a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2408a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2420a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 245b / EVST 245b / PLSC 146b, Global Environmental Governance Benjamin Cashore

The development of international environmental policy and the functioning of global environmental governance. Critical evaluation of theoretical claims in the literature and the reasoning of policy makers. Introduction of analytical and theoretical tools used to assess environmental problems. Case studies emphasize climate, forestry, and fisheries.  SO

F&ES 2457a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2460a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2463b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2465b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2469a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2470a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2473a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 2500a or b, Master's Project

3 Course cr

F&ES 255b / EVST 255b / PLSC 215b, Environmental Politics and Law John Wargo

Exploration of the politics, policy, and law associated with attempts to manage environmental quality and natural resources. Themes of democracy, liberty, power, property, equality, causation, and risk. Case histories include air quality, water quality and quantity, pesticides and toxic substances, land use, agriculture and food, parks and protected areas, and energy.  SO

* F&ES 261a / EVST 261a / G&G 261a, Minerals and Human Health Ruth Blake

Study of the interrelationships between Earth materials and processes and personal and public health. The transposition from the environment of the chemical elements essential for life. After one year of college-level chemistry or with permission of instructor; G&G 110 recommended.  SC

* F&ES 275a / EVST 275a, Ecosystems Patterns and Processes Staff

Study of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. The use of concepts and data from these disciplines to predict and manage the impact of environmental changes on ecosystem services underlying the provisioning of resources such as food and clean water. Case studies of environmental changes include invasive species and changing climate. Undergraduate enrollment limited to 15.  SCRP

* F&ES 276La / EVST 276La, Laboratory for Ecosystems Patterns and Processes Peter Raymond

Field trips to interpret the ecosystem-level functions of a wide variety of natural landscapes. Must be taken concurrently with EVST 275a.  SCRP½ Course cr

* F&ES 285b / EVST 285b, Political Ecology: Nature, Culture, and Power Amity Doolittle

Study of the relationship between society and the environment. Global processes of environmental conservation, development, and conflicts over natural resource use; political-economic contexts of environmental change; ways in which understandings of nature are discursively bound up with notions of culture and identity.  SO

* F&ES 290b / EVST 290b, Geographic Information Systems Charles Tomlin

A practical introduction to the nature and use of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental science and management. Applied techniques for the acquisition, creation, storage, management, visualization, animation, transformation, analysis, and synthesis of cartographic data in digital form.

F&ES 3010a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3020a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3035a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3040a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3050a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3054a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 307a / EVST 307a, Organic Pollutants in the Environment Shimon Anisfeld

An overview of the pollution problems posed by toxic organic chemicals, including petroleum, pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, chlorinated solvents, and emerging contaminants. Processes governing the environmental fate of organic pollutants, e.g., evaporation, bioconcentration, sorption, and biodegradation. Technologies for prevention and remediation of organic pollution. No background in organic chemistry required.

F&ES 3072a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3110a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3120a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3130a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3140a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3143a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 315a / E&EB 115a, Conservation Biology Linda Puth

An introduction to ecological and evolutionary principles underpinning efforts to conserve Earth's biodiversity. Efforts to halt the rapid increase in disappearance of both plants and animals. Discussion of sociological and economic issues.  SC

F&ES 3158a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3160a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3180a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3185a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3195a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

* F&ES 320a / EVST 320a, International Environmental Law Nicholas Robinson

Examination of how nations negotiate, establish, and implement international environmental law and how the United Nations and other international agencies function. Simulated negotiations; discussion of diplomatic negotiations regarding climate change that occur during the term.  SO

F&ES 3200a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3215a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3240a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3246a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3257a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3260a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3320a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3340a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3390a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3400a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3408a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

F&ES 3420a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

* F&ES 344b / EVST 344b, Aquatic Chemistry Gaboury Benoit

A detailed examination of the principles governing chemical reactions in water. Emphasis on developing the ability to predict the aqueous chemistry of natural, engineered, and perturbed systems based on a knowledge of their biogeochemical setting. Calculation of quantitative solutions to chemical equilibria. Focus on inorganic chemistry. Topics include elementary thermodynamics, acid-base equilibria, alkalinity, speciation, solubility, mineral stability, redox chemistry, and surface complexation reactions.  SC

F&ES 3470a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

10 Course cr

F&ES 3500a or b, MESc/MFS Research Thesis

0 Course cr

* F&ES 384a / ANTH 382a / EVST 345a, Environmental Anthropology Carol Carpenter

History of the anthropological study of the environment: nature-culture dichotomy, ecology and social organization, methodological debates, politics of the environment, and knowing the environment.  SO

* F&ES 422a / ANTH 409a / ER&M 394 / EVST 422a, Climate and Society from Past to Present Michael Dove

The history of scholarly thinking on the relationship between climate and society, focusing on the social sciences in general and on anthropology in particular. Historical theories about climate and society since the beginning of human civilization; the importance of such theories for understanding contemporary debates about climate change. Special attention to current debates regarding climate politics and science denial.  SO