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Conservation and Sustainable Development (minor)

Field Description

This minor field is oriented to any graduate student who wants to develop interdisciplinary approaches to helping solve real-world problems in conservation and development. The field was formed in response to the increasing challenges facing society to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of growing human populations while maintaining the ecological integrity of natural ecosystems and enhancing the long-term sustainability of food, forage, and fiber production systems. Solutions to today's conservation and development problems will continue to elude a single disciplinary approach; instead holistic perspectives and interdisciplinary research and development approaches are needed.

An indication of the interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the diversity of its faculty members. Field requirements are participation in a core course (Critical Issues in Conservation and Sustainable Development); completion of at least two recommended electives; and involvement in an interdisciplinary problem-solving research or development experience.

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Contact Information

Email: tmn2@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-9996

201 Rice Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3001

 

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Conservative and Sustainable Development (minor)

  • conservation and sustainable development (minor)

Faculty

Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: economics of development and poverty reduction; poverty-environment linkages; natural resources management and agriculture
Jon M. Conrad - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: resource economics
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: forest ecosystem ecology; nutrient cycling
Gary Warren Fick - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: crop ecology; cropping systems; forage-based systems; crop IPM
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: community/environmental dispute resolution; participatory planning; ethics; politics of planning
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: protected area comanagement; impact assessment
Ronald J Herring - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: agrarian politics; land reform; environmental policy
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: economics of development; resource economics in developing countries
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: agroforestry; community based forestry management
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: biogeography; conservation biology; biodiversity studies; systematic biology
Max John Pfeffer - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: human dimensions of watershed management; sustainable agriculture and development
Alison G Power - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: agroecology; conservation biology
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: watershed management; ground and nonpoint source pollution; hydrology; irrigation
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: landscape architecture; land use planning and policy
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: participatory development; local organization for natural resources management, particularly irrigation and water management
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: soil and water conservation; soil hydrology; sustainable agriculture
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: watershed protection; hydrology; nonpoint source pollution
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development Research Interests: avian ecology; conservation; life history theory and modeling
Concentrations: Conservative and Sustainable Development: conservation and sustainable development