Dr. J. Andy Soria

Courses

UAF- School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences


GEOG/NRM 293-  Intro to energy and sustainability-

An examination of the resources that entice the world of renewable and non-renewable energy. Particular emphasis on the resource extraction, transformation, use and individual impacts on the human and natural environments.  The role of population, economics and technology in the quest for sustainability at the local, regional and global level. This course is taught in the Fall


NRM 394- Biomass and Bioenergy-

An examination of the composition, processing and utilization of biomass resources for sustainable energy use.  Topics include an overview of biomass resource base, including waste and dedicated crops; principles of thermodynamics; production and harvesting practices of differing biomass; chemistry and composition; products and processes for energy use for stationary power, transportation fuels and chemicals; environmental impact of biomass utilization and brief economic impact of incorporating the technologies into mainstream use. This course is taught in the Spring semester.


NRM 453- Harvesting and utilization of forest products-

This course is designed to cover the basics of the forest products industry, including the harvesting, transportation and utilization of wood in traditional and non-traditional products.  Overview of the technical aspects of dimensional lumber, composite materials and non-timber products, along with the economic impacts of wood utilization in world markets and emerging technologies. Course offered every other Fall.


NRM 601- Research Methods in Natural Resources-

An overview of the structure, methods and assessment tools needed to conduct graduate level research in environmental science and natural resources. The course is designed to guide the student through the process of establishing, organizing, writing and orally exposing a graduate level research project conducive to a publication, thesis or proposal



UAA- Applied Environmental Science and Technology Program


AEST613- Remediation-

An examination of the methods and assessment protocols used in the physical, chemical and biological remediation of soils and water. Transport mechanisms, breakdown, cleanup and monitoring of contaminants in natural environments, and selection of best methods and practices. This is a graduate level course offered in alternating Spring Semesters.



AEST666- Methods, Assessment and Communication of Applied and Basic Research-
An overview of the structure, methods and assessment tools needed to conduct graduate level research in environmental science and engineering fields. The course is designed to guide the student through the process of establishing, organizing, writing and orally exposing a graduate level research project conducive to a publication, thesis or proposal. This course is taught in the Fall Semester.


AEST608- Fundamentals of Air Quality- 

An examination of the physical and chemical processes that govern the fate, transport, mitigation and management practices of air resources. This course is taught in alternating Spring semesters.


On occasion, I teach courses in Energy Resources for Matsu College and Chukchi College.

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