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Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Staff & Faculty

Dr. Claus Svendsen, Faculty and Department Chair for Environmental Conservation.Dr. Claus Svendsen
Department Chair & Faculty
360.416.7816
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Teaching philosophy

I have great enthusiasm for teaching students about the ecology of our spectacular natural world. I believe the optimal learning environment for students is a field-based and hands-on experience. It contextualizes the rigorous academic content that I have been developing over decades after founding the Environmental Conservation Department. This approach allows me to interact with students in a meaningful academic setting.

All the courses I have developed not only highlight rigorous academic content but also incorporate decades of my personal field experiences. I challenge students to think critically and develop ecological analytical skills. I take pride in seeing student curiosity flourish during coursework and during their research projects. These teacher/learner interactions provide a great learning environment for both parties.

Research interest

My ecological interests focus on conservation biology, preservation of biodiversity, and ungulate ecology. I am especially interested in how plant-herbivore interactions shape grazing and browsing ecosystems. I have also developed a comprehensive watershed research program.

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