Faculty Profile

Brian Pedersen

Associate Professor of Environmental Science (1998)

Contact Information

pedersen@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Building Room 130
717.245.1897

Bio

His teaching and research interests concern ecology and environmental science.

Education

  • B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1981
  • M.S., University of California at Davis, 1988
  • Ph.D., Oregon State University. 1992

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

BIOL 320 Forest Ecology & Applications
Cross-listed iwth ENST 340-01.

ENST 340 Anly & Mgmt of the Terrest Env
Cross-listed with BIOL 320-01.

Spring 2015

ENST 132 Environmental Science w/Lab
An integrated, interdisciplinary study of environmental disruption and management. Emphasis will be on the study of energy procurement, waste management, and human environmental health. Field study includes travel to industrial, mining, and agribusiness sites. Laboratory work includes using federal databases for documentation of toxic releases and human health effects and the generation, measurement, and use of renewable energy resources. This course is designed for students with a special interest in Environmental Studies and will focus on quantitative and qualitative methods for environmental analysis and critical thinking in preparation for future study. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 131, OR, one course in BIOL, CHEM, ERSC, or PHYS, OR, AP credit in one of these areas. Offered in Spring semester.

ENST 132 Environmental Science w/Lab
An integrated, interdisciplinary study of environmental disruption and management. Emphasis will be on the study of energy procurement, waste management, and human environmental health. Field study includes travel to industrial, mining, and agribusiness sites. Laboratory work includes using federal databases for documentation of toxic releases and human health effects and the generation, measurement, and use of renewable energy resources. This course is designed for students with a special interest in Environmental Studies and will focus on quantitative and qualitative methods for environmental analysis and critical thinking in preparation for future study. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 131, OR, one course in BIOL, CHEM, ERSC, or PHYS, OR, AP credit in one of these areas. Offered in Spring semester.