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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
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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 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - L01 Environmental Challenges M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

20098 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENVR 151 - L02 Environmental Challenges M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

22530 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOG 331 - L01 Conservation Geography - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 426

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 426

Course Registration Number:

21088 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOG 111 - 01 Human Geography M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

41145 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOG 350 - 01 Geography of Global Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 426

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 426

Course Registration Number:

42004 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul A. Lorah

This class introduces students to the concepts, theories and research techniques used by medical geographers. We study the underlying environmental, cultural and demographic processes that shape the distribution and spread of disease in an effort to achieve a deeper understanding of the factors influencing human health. Much of the semester is spent using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help community partners analyze and address health care challenges in the Twin Cities.

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