To develop and integrate international, comparative case studies into three undergraduate courses that focus on ecology and the conservation of biodiversity. Case studies will illuminate cultural differences in the meaning and use of wildlife, carnivore conservation, assumptions about indigenous stewardship, etc.
This project also entails expanding an online learning simulation of wolf hunting in Wisconsin to include Sweden as a comparative case.
Adrian Treves (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies)
Environmental Studies 600: Large Carnivore Conservation in Wisconsin and around the World;
Environmental Studies 651: Conservation Biology;
Botany/Zoology/Environmental Studies 260: Introduction to Ecology
Global Learning Outcomes:
“My desired global learning outcomes are to help our undergraduates become informed citizens of the world who can place U.S. environmental problems in a global context and devise wiser, more sustainable solutions by translating and combining insights from many regions to create novel solutions to environmental problems. Such intellectual and creative capacities will demand familiarity with events, systems, successes, and failures in other countries. In the course of such instruction and mentorship, I expect undergraduates and my mentees to gain a better understanding of how science is done in other countries.”