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CONSERVATION SEMINAR: U.S. Forest Service research in social science

Cassandra Johnson Gaither, Research Social Scientist and PRoject Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Fall 2017
Nov. 8, 1:25 pm - 3:00 pm
Ecology Auditorium

The Conservation Seminar Series exposes students to multiple aspects of the field of conservation through inspiring speakers from many different disciplines. Seminars are open to all.

Speakers for 2017 include academics from units including Ecology, Anthropology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture, Marine Sciences, Marine Extension Service, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and practioners employed by governmental agencies including the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service (hydrology, fire disturbance, social science research.)

Each speaker provides conservation paper(s) that are related to their presentation and these readings are distributed to all course participants five days in advance of the seminar via the course list-serve. Students are expected to read this material before class. The one-hour seminar is followed by a 30-minute question and answer discussion period based on the seminar and related readings. Grades are based on class attendance and participation.