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Paul A. Lorah

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Office
JRC 421
Phone
(651) 962-5566
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5566
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




Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401
CRN: 20115 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.

Schedule Details

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ENVR 401 - 01 Field Seminar - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 401
CRN: 20464 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul A. Lorah A capstone course that combines field experience with classroom seminar. Student teams will conduct collaborative broadly interdisciplinary analyses of selected environmental problems. Field-based projects are chosen by the students in consultation with course instructor. Classroom seminars are used for exchange of information between teams and for discussion of readings pertinent to individual research projects or, more broadly, to the interdisciplinary character of environmental problem-solving. Each team produces a major paper that examines the selected problems through humanities, natural-science and social-science lenses. This class is cross-listed with, and is equivalent to, GEOG 402. Prerequisite: 301 and 351 or permission of the instructor

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GEOG 331 - L01 Conservation Geography - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 426
CRN: 21359 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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Summer 2016 Courses

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