David L Fluharty
Examines management and scientific issues involved with the design, establishment, operation, and maintenance of MPAs. Offered: Sp.
Critical review of currently established Marine Protected Areas [with emphasis on US but significant coverage of other national approaches] and their management policies. Use of social and natural sciences in the design, implementation and evaluation of MPAs and management challenges.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion with emphasis on discussion based on readings from the required text and amplified by modest additional assignments from the classic and contemporary literature. MPA professionals are invited to make presentations about their work to give a pragmatic and career focus to the course. Research projects are selected by students who present their results to the class and in a research paper
Perform the readings and be prepared to discuss them in class. Think about what research questions you would like to answer in the course and plan for that research early on in the quarter
Class assignments and grading
Text and additional readings [to be posted on class website].
Researh paper receives the heaviest weighting Class participation also counts See syllabus for details