LRES 507 Environmental Risk Assessment
The course covers the principles of risk analysis, including risk assessment, perception, communication, and management. Content emphasizes human toxicology, ecotoxicology, dose-response relationships, exposure analysis, environmental fate and deterministic and probabilistic risk assessment. Case studies include examples from natural resource management, pesticides, biotechnology, resource extraction, food safety and invasive species. Course activities include discussion, literature readings, written assignments, risk assessment exercises, and a term project.