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2014-2015 University Catalog 
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SFS 31500 - Energy And Resource Systems

Credit Hours: 1.00. The goal of this class is to encourage students to think of human systems, including food and farming, energy, economic and political systems in the ways that ecologists think of ecological systems. How does energy flow through these systems and how do resources flow or recycle through and throughout these systems? What are the weaknesses of human systems that could be mitigated by mimicking natural systems? Issues of efficiency, sustainability and resilience will be investigated in the context of vegetation succession, fire cycles, ecological tipping points and adaptive cycles. Typically offered Spring.