This paper introduces a background discussion of the importance of sustainability in the 21st century, the issues surrounding how we learn, the role of science, and the importance of interdisciplinarity with respect to ecological and socio-economic sustainability. Furthermore, background…
Keywords: monitoring, assessment, sustainability, Western Hemisphere, sustainable management, ecosystem resources, higher education, ecological and socio-economic sustainability
Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 469-474
Offered the opportunity to write about whatever topic moves me, I decided my millennial issue is to examine the place of leisure studies in higher education. Having recently left the academy after putting in 15 years at three different universities (most recently, the University of Illinois),…
Keywords: leisure studies, higher education, accreditation, academic program development
Source: Journal of Leisure Research. 32(1): 180-185.
Native Americans have vital interests in promoting forest management decisions based on sound science and consistent with cultural values to sustain and conserve tribal natural resources. Advancing the next generation of natural resource professionals into key positions is essential to advance the…
Keywords: Indian forestry, higher education, traditional ecological knowledge, American Indian tribes
Source: Journal of Forestry. 115(5): 491-497.
Throughout the United States, many institutions of higher education own forested tracts, often called school forests, which they use for teaching, research, and demonstration purposes. These school forests provide a range of benefits to the communities in which they are located. However, because…
Keywords: cultural ecosystem services, school forests, community forestry, forest planning and management, higher education, relevance
Retaining women in forestry and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields is a challenge. University education represents a critical point along the forestry pipeline in which women might leave the profession. Concerned with the low number of women graduating with bachelor's…
Keywords: gender, retention, women, diversity, higher education
Source: Journal of Forestry