intro - ConservationandUseof NaturalResources Spring2011

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Conservation and Use of  Natural Resources Spring 2011 T/TH 6, CDL 102  (obviously) Jim Myers:  jimm@rci.rutgers.edu Office Hours: before or after class and by appointment
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What are we doing? Studying the  use   and  conservation   of  natural  resources   from a  geographic perspective Along the way, we’ll deal with: Economics Philosophy Sociology Environmental sciences Urban planning
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Quick and dirty definitions Use  – extraction, processing  and modification of natural  resources We’ll look at: How we get our resources (extraction) How we use them (processing, modification) Consequences of extraction and use – social, political, economic and environmental
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Quick and dirty definitions Conservation - managing resource use to  ensure supply of resource  for future Many ways to slice it: maximum sustainable quantity minimum impact Depends on who’s defining it
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