The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Grazing Ecology and Management

Description: 

This course examines the underlying ecologic and economic principles of how rangeland herbivores interact with their environment and how understanding these interactions can be applied to the management of grazing animals and the environments they inhabit.  Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis for grazing management decisions of wild and domesticated ungulate herbivores that can be planned to accomplish a variety of outcomes.  Focus will be on western rangelands in the U.S. but the basic ecologic and economic concepts you will learn have applicability to most arid and semi-arid rangeland ecosystems throughout the world. Graduate students will develop and present one PowerPoint lecture that summarizes a topic concerning "Integrated Rangeland Ecology and Management."

Course Prefix: 
RAM
Course Number: 
536A
Course Level: 
Graduate
Semesters Offered: 
Spring
Units: 
2
Instructor(s): 
Smith, Steven E