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David L Fluharty
SMA 525
Seattle Campus

Marine Protected Area Management and Science

Examines management and scientific issues involved with the design, establishment, operation, and maintenance of MPAs. Offered: Sp.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by David L Fluharty
Date: 03/27/2007