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Paul A. Lorah

Associate Professor, Geography
Degree
Ph.D. Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Office
JRC 421
Phone
(651) 962-5566
Fax
651-962-5741
Mail
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Research Interests

*Economic value of wilderness and national parks

*Using GIS to model environmental quality and effectiveness of federal land management policies

 Conservation Activities

*Worked with students to write multiple grants resulting in over $200,000 for conservation projects *Partnered with colleagues in Biology and the Great River Greening on a $15,000 oak forest restoration project.

*Former member of the Minnesota Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees

*Consultant for groups including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the Great Plains Restoration Council and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

 Student Research and Student Grants

*Faculty sponsor for $25,000+ of student research funding. Young Scholars Grants, McNair Scholar Award, Excel! Grant, Collaborative Inquiry Grants and Community Based Research Scholars award.

*Projects from my classes have resulted in more than 60 student conference presentations




Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401
CRN: 40150 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah A study of the interaction of humans and the environment over time and space; a broad introduction that integrates a variety of social-science perspectives into an understanding of the environment and the relations between humans and nature. Specific topics include ecology, population, economic development, resources and sustainable development.

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GEOG 111 - P1 Human Geography M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 401
CRN: 41788 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah This course explores the effects of social, economic, environmental, political, and demographic change from a geographic perspective. It introduces students to a broad range of topics, including the effects of population growth, human impact on the environment, economic development, and globalization. Offered every semester. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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GEOG 298 - 01 Geography of Global Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 426
CRN: 42945 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah Geophraphy of Global Health

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401
CRN: 20129 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah A study of the interaction of humans and the environment over time and space; a broad introduction that integrates a variety of social-science perspectives into an understanding of the environment and the relations between humans and nature. Specific topics include ecology, population, economic development, resources and sustainable development.

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GEOG 331 - 01 Conservation Geography - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 426
CRN: 21733 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah This course uses basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to study a wide range of conservation issues. GIS is ideal platform for exploring the relationships between the economic, political and environmental processes shaping our landscapes. Typical class projects include locating the best lands in Minnesota for carbon sequestration projects and helping the Minnesota Nature Conservancy target valuable forest habitat for conservation purchases.

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THEO 459 - 02 Theology & Environment - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 401
CRN: 22597 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Levad, Paul A. Lorah This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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