This course is sort of an owner's manual for the environment of the State
of Hawaii. I try to provide information on a wide range of natural
resource issues and to provide tools in terms of conservation biology with
which to understand them. I try to provide multiple points of view,
recognizing that there are usually several valid sides to an
issue and that they can't be resolved until we understand the other side.
The course also looks at other islands in the Pacific and how they have
dealt with their environmental issues. The course has a midterm, a written
project, two field trips and a class final for which we give you
potential questions early in the term. The questions are answered by pulling
together what you learn in class.