This course is offered year-round through the California Rangeland Research and Information Center at the University of California at Davis.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Major topics covered by the course include the physical environment, how organisms interact with each other and their environment, evolutionary processes, population dynamics, communities, energy flow and ecosystems, human influences on ecosystems, and the integration and scaling of ecological processes through systems ecology. Computer-based materials are used extensively for guided independent learning of ecology.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed Academy Web offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field.
The National Interagency Fuels, Fire, and Vegetation Management Technology Transfer team (NIFTT) offers online courses year round.
The University of Idaho is offering two courses in plant and soil monitoring, which are designed to be taken together. We have developed these courses so that individuals may take them remotely. Each course is 2 credits.
Functional responses and adaptations of individual plant species to their environment, emphasizing morphological and physiological mechanisms that influence plant establishment, the physical environment, below- and above-ground productivity, and plant interactions such as competition, herbivory, and allelopathy. 3 credits.
Theories of policy analysis, natural resource policy formulation, and applications for developing policy-relevant information. 3 credits.
Integrated fire-related ecological effects of fire on vegetation, soils, and air quality; natural and changing role of fire in forests, woodlands, shrublands and rangelands; influence of global change including climate and invasive species; fire as a management tool; application to current issues. 3 credits.
Application of ecological principles in rangeland management; stressing response and behavior of range ecosystems to various kinds and intensity of disturbance and management practice. 2 credits.