My teaching program currently consists of two key courses: “Environmental Biophysics” – Soils/AOS/Agronomy 532, and “Agroecosystems and Global Change” – Agronomy/Agroecology/Environmental Studies 724, which I teach in alternate Fall semesters (Environmental Biophysics in even years, last taught 2016, and Agroecosystems and Global Change in odd years, last taught in 2015).
I use a “systems” perspective in teaching, and emphasize how individual systems interact with one other, often leading to unpredictable and unintended consequences. This is particularly evident in environmental sciences when meteorology, ecology, biology, and soil science and the economy impact agriculture and vice-versa.
I also periodically team teach graduate seminars in ecology and agroecology. Some recent topics of discussion were Ecosystem Services, Abrupt Change in Ecological Systems, and Big Data and Ecoinformatics in Agriculture. I will be leading the Agroecology 710 seminar in fall 2017.