Introduction to system thinking, procedures for developing system models, characteristics of important agricultural system modes, computer approach to evaluation and optimization of system models. Pre: one of MATH 215, MATH 241, MATH 251A; or consent. (Crosslisted as BE 638)
Review of probability, estimation, small sample and asymptotic properties. Bivariate and multiple regression and matrix algebra formulation. Regression diagnostics. Introduction to heteroskedastidity, autocorrelation, simultaneity, dichotomous variables, advanced topics. Pre: NREM 310 or ECON 321, and MATH 241; or consent.
Specification, statistical estimation, inference, and forecasting of economic models. Includes advanced topics for single-equation models, pooled models, qualitative dependent variables, simultaneous systems, distributed lags, and time series. Pre: 626 and ECON 628, or consent. (Cross-listed as ECON 629)
Experiential service learning course for students participating in the Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps summer program as team members and leaders. Repeatable one time. Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps summer program students only. A-F only. (Summer only)
Introduction to NREM student learning outcomes and scholarly breadth within the department, exposure to on-campus resources, networking with current and former NREM students and external stakeholders, career skills development. Repeatable one time. A-F only. (Fall only)
Experiential service learning course for students participating in the Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps summer program as Hana Hou members. Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps summer program students only. A-F only. (Summer only)
Exploration of internship and career opportunities for NREM majors. Development of career-building skills, including resume, interview, and professional networking. NREM majors only. A-F only. (Fall only)
Biological and physical science aspects of natural resource management at local, national, and global scales. Topics covered include resource management of soil, water, forests, wetlands, coasts and wildlife. A-F only. Pre: NREM/TPSS 251 or 210; CHEM 151 or higher; and BIOL 172; or consent. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as SUST 311)
Application of traditional moral theories to environmental issues. Development and evaluation of specific environmental ethical theories. Application of ethical theories to environmental decision-making. A-F only. Pre: 210 or GEO 101 or PHIL 101 or PHIL 103. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as SUST 316)
Theory, applications, and presentation of statistical reasoning. Descriptive, probability, and inferential reasoning for one-variable analysis with extensions to multiple variable cases. A-F only.
An undergraduate seminar that provides the presentation and discussion of topics of current relevance to students preparing for careers in applied plant sciences. Oral focus designation. A-F only. Pre: 210 or TPSS 200/SUST 211, or consent. (Cross-listed as TPSS 311)
Introduction of practical concepts and methods used in business management. Introduce broad range of business strategies. Understand the critical role each strategy plays. Facilitate student’s practice of analytical and critical thinking through case studies. (Cross-listed as TPSS 351)
Limited to exceptional undergraduate students qualified to carry on advanced study. Pre: consent.
Introduces fundamental techniques for wildlife management and conservation. In addition to hands-on training, students will learn underlying biological and ecological principles, as well as quantitative skills, with an emphasis on sustainable management. Repeatable one time. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: BIOL 171. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as SUST 411)
Lecture-based overview of the history, ecology, and management of wildlife species from around the world and Hawai‘i. Pre: BIOL 172 or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as SUST 451)
Overview of the history of land, resources and power in Hawai‘i; players and processes influencing land and natural resources policies today explored from Native Hawaiian and other viewpoints. Extensive use of case studies. Pre: HWST 207/SUST 217 or HWST 307/ SUST 317 or HWST/SUST 356 (Cross-listed as HWST 458 and SUST 456)
Basic soil-water-plant relationships, irrigation water requirements, irrigation efficiencies, different methods of irrigation, planning, design and management of an irrigation system, fertigation and impact of irrigation on soil and water quality. Pre: 203 (or equivalent) and NREM/TPSS 304 (or equivalent), or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as TPSS 463)
Designed for students to identify essential nutrients required by plants; diagnose nutrient disorders in plants; and propose environmentally sound solutions to correct disorders. Pre: 304/TPSS 304 (or concurrent) and BIOL 172. (Cross-listed as TPSS 475)
Combined lecture-lab on the basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and global positioning system. Practical skills to be developed by solving real natural resources and environmental problems. Pre: either 203 (or concurrent) or 310 (or concurrent) and 301 (or concurrent); or consent. (Once a year)
Application of ecological theory to sustainable management of forest resources in Hawaii and beyond, including silviculture (production of timber and nontimber forest products), restoration (restoring damaged or degraded forests), and conservation (conserving existing forest resources). A-F only. Pre: 301/SUST 311 and 380 or consent. (Alt. years)
Ho‘okâhua: is an ‘âina based leadership course encompassing Hawaiian culture,
Environmental Science, Law & Policy, Planning and Community Development to equip students to care for, guard, and govern natural resources they care about.
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems. Offered by visiting faculty and/or for extension programs. Repeatable five times up to four credits. A-F only. Pre: consent.
Internship work experience for NREM majors. Completion of writing assignments with a minimum of 4,000 words. A-F only. Pre: 192 or consent.
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Senior-level capstone for NREM. Ecosystem management within problem-solving context. Applications of research and analytical methods, management tools to case studies. Focus on student teamwork and oral communications. NREM majors only. A-F only. Pre: Senior standing or consent. (Crosslisted as SUST 494)
Repeatable up to four credits. Pre: senior standing and consent.
Critical evaluation of environmental and social components of NREM and policy. Students develop research skills and integrative knowledge important for all resource managers in, e.g., ecology, applied economics, hydrology, policy/management, soils, and human dimensions. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Case study approach to building the structural and behavioral framework for complex, dynamic systems underlying sustainable NREM and policy, emphasizing the transdisciplinary interactions of the ecological and economic components. Pre: 600 (with a minimum grade of B-), and ECON 130 or NREM/SUST 220, and BIOL 171, or consent. (Spring only)
Introduces advanced techniques for wildlife management and conservation. In addition to hands-on training, students will learn underlying biological and ecological principles, as well as quantitative skills, with an emphasis on sustainable management. A-F only. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as SUST 613)
Exploration of institutional and policy dimensions of natural resource development, management, allocation, markets and pricing, focusing on their environmental impacts. Emphasis on policy analysis using case studies and empirical findings. Original paper required. A-F only. Pre: grade of Cor above in ECON 130 or NREM/SUST 220, or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as SUST 611)
Historic, present, and projected trends in understanding and managing human-dominated ecosystems; predicting, measuring and mitigating degradation especially in terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on small volcanic islands in tropical settings. A-F only. Pre: 301/SUST 311 and 304 (or equivalent) and 600. Recommended 461, or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as SUST 612)
Engagement with theory and practice of collaboration to care for natural resources. Topics include community based management, common property, Hawaiian knowledge, co-management, and access through readings, discussion, and projects with Hawai‘i communities. (Spring only)
Students learn and apply social science research methods tailored to natural resource management and environmental issues to a class project with Hawai‘i community. Emphasis on
qualitative and participatory approaches. (Alt. years)
Economic applications to the agricultural and nonagricultural industries are emphasized. Econometric techniques are used to estimate demand, supply, production and cost functions which are analyzed in terms of economic theory and market information. A-F only. Pre: AREC 626 and ECON 627, or consent.
Critical evaluation of existing and alternative cropping systems from a long-term perspective. Value conflicts and resolution. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing or advanced undergraduate standing, and consent.
Analysis of problems of development and management of natural resources with emphasis on resources in agriculture and role in economic development. Pre: ECON 608 and ECON 629. (Cross-listed as ECON 637 and SUST 637)
Through discussion of primary land systems science literature and use of environmental modeling software, this interdisciplinary course explores how drivers, states, and trends in human appropriation of land affect socioecological system function. Pre: 477 or 677 or GEO 470 or GEO 476 or ERTH 460 or ERTH 461. (Alt. years: Fall) (Cross-listed as SUST 640)
Examines the use of libraries and information technology for scholarly investigation in support of scientific research; provides experience utilizing and critically evaluating a variety of print and electronic sources in basic and applied sciences. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 652, FSHN 652, and TPSS 652)
Advanced environmental benefit-cost analysis will require that proficiency be demonstrated on fundamentals and address topics related to sustainability, including income equality, non-market goods, risk, cost of public funds, and the social discount rate. (Cross-listed as SUST 658)
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Hydrologic properties in soils and the processes involved in water infiltration drainage and solute transport. Emphasis on key parameters required for modeling. Recommended: CEE 424 or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as BE 664 and CEE 625)
Theory and application of basic hydrologic processes and management occurring on small islands watersheds. Pre: 203 (or equivalent) and PHYS 151 (or equivalent) and 477 or GEO 388 (or equivalent); or consent. (Once a year)
Introduction to process-based modeling of watershed with emphasis on model applications. Deals with the characterization and simulation of small watershed hydrolic and pollutant transport processes. Pre: CEE 424 (or concurrent) or ERTH/SUST 425 (or concurrent) or BS degree from NREM, or consent. (Spring only)
Study of coastal systems, estuaries, and coral reefs. Emphasis on interdisciplinary science and integration of coastal ecology, geoscience, and social science. Coastal and marine wildlife-human interactions, environmental pertubations, and management strategies will be discussed. Pre: advanced undergraduate course work in marine biology, oceanography, geoscience, and sustainability recommended. (Spring only)
Interdisciplinary methodologies for conducting research and impact analyses on agrarian systems, sustainable development, and resource management. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as TPSS 670) (Alt. years: fall)
Analysis of trends and strategies in international agricultural research and development. International agricultural research centers (IARC), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), university networks and consortia, and private voluntary organizations (PVOs). Pre: graduate standing or advanced undergraduate standing, and consent.
Fundamentals, techniques, and applications of remote sensing for natural resource assessments and environmental monitoring. Lab consisting of field radiometric exercises, computer modeling of energymatter interaction, processing, and analysis of remotely sensed imagery. Pre: one physics course (e.g. PHYS 151), one calculus course (e.g. 203), and one statistics course (e.g. 310), or consent. Recommended: either GEO 470 or ERTH 460 or one introductory remote sensing course. (Alt. years)
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of ecosystem ecology with emphasis on tropical forests, human impacts, and global environmental change. Factors controlling ecosystem structure, productivity, nutrient cycling, plant-soil-atmosphere interactions, and energy balance. Field and laboratory methods in ecosystem science. Pre: advanced undergraduate coursework in ecology and soil science; graduate standing; and consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Graduate seminar on foundations of restoration ecology, application of ecological theory to restoration practice. Emphasis on restoration of structure and function in degraded terrestrial ecosystems using case studies from Hawai‘i and around the world. Pre: advanced undergraduate ecology course and graduate standing, or consent. Completion of 680 recommended, but not required. (Alt. years)
Focuses on the history, theories, and contemporary views of landscapes; including scale, land cover, land use, landscape metrics, disturbance regimes, land management, landscape change, the relationship of landscapes to species, and modeling. Pre: graduate students, or consent. (Alt. years)
Theories and concepts of ecology, evolution and genetics for conservation of biological diversity. Topics will include restoration ecology, management planning, laws and policies, biological invasions. Pre: BIOL 375 and either ZOOL 480 or BOT 462; and either ZOOL 410, 439, 620, 623, BOT 453, 454, 456, or 492. (Cross-listed as BOT 690 and ZOOL 690)
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems at an advanced level. Offered by visiting or existing faculty as a special course. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Preparation for NREM Master’s Plan B capstone experience. NREM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 600 and 601 (or concurrent) (with a minimum grade of B-), and one graduate methods course (or concurrent).
Capstone experience in NREM. NREM majors only. Pre: 695 and 601, or consent.
Repeatable unlimited times.. Pre: graduate standing.
Repeatable unlimited times.
Presentation and discussion of student research proposals, theses and dissertations, and research presentations by NREM faculty, students, and invited speakers. A-F only. Pre: consent.
Repeatable unlimited times.