NEVADA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Julie Stoughton


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Instructor/Lecturer

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 186
1000 Valley Rd.
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-1674
Fax: 784-4789

Email: jstoughton@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 238
Personal Web: http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/stoughton

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EDUCATION

BS, University of California - Davis, 1988
Secondary Science Teaching Credential, University of California - Davis, 1989
MS, Montana State University, 1995

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

I joined the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) in Fall Semester 2005 as a lecturer and academic advisor. Prior to joining NRES, I taught high school science for 9 years in California and Nevada and environmental education for 3 years in Yosemite National Park. My major areas of interest are environmental science and science education. I teach the non-majors Silver Core CO4 course ENV 101 (Introduction to Environmental Science) and the NRES 100 introductory course for NRES majors (Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science). I also co-teach Science Partners (ABNR/SCI 415) each spring for undergraduate science majors who spend a semester teaching hands-on science in elementary schools.

I enjoy advising NRES students in four majors and introducing prospective students to our department on Nevada Bound tours. I am the outreach coordinator for the UNR Museum of Natural History and serve as a reviewer for textbook publishers.

COURSES & TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • NRES 100 Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  • ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ABNR/SCI 415 Science Partners

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Presentations
Stoughton, J. 2016, Bringing Hands-On Science to the Elementary School Classroom: An Overview of the Science Partners Course at the University of Nevada Reno., Annual Meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Denver, CO.  
Stoughton, J. 2013, Case study on integrating geographic skills into a freshman experience class using an introductory field trip and linked assignments., Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Squaw Valley, CA.  
Stoughton, J. 2011, Connecting Non-Science Majors to their Environment: Place-based Education in the Truckee River Watershed, Nevada, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.  
Stoughton, J. 2008, "What are your students learning? Try SALG - the online Student Assessment of Learning Gains", Northern Nevada Assessment Conference, UNR. Reno, NV.  
Journals
Stoughton, J. and W. A. Marcus. 2000, The persistent impacts of trace metals from mining on grass communities along Soda Butte Creek, Yellowstone National Park., Environmental Management. 25(3):305-320  
Reviews
Stoughton, J. 2009, NRES Undergraduate Program Overview, in NRES Program Review, USDA CSREES, Reno NV.  
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
Stoughton, J. 2010, Mastering Environmental Science online supplemental material for Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, Brennan and Withgott, including "Interpreting Graphs and Data" and "Viewpoints" activity questions for 24 chapters. Pearson Education.