Courses

  • Environment and Resource Studies (ERS) 346: Wildlife Ecology

Course Description: This course introduces the main concepts and principles of wildlife ecology. Topics covered include: population dynamics, animal behavior, habitats, genetics, predation, and habitat use. The lab component will introduce students to the use of R statistical software – or equivalent – as a tool to understand the development of models in wildlife ecology.

  • Environment and Resource Studies (ERS) 446: Wildlife Management

Course Description: This course introduces the main concepts and principles for the management of wildlife species. This course builds on ERS 346 and explores the application of the principles from that course to the management of wildlife. The lab component will continue with the use of R statistical software – or equivalent – as a tool to develop wildlife models to inform management decisions.

  • Environment and Resource Studies (ERS) 669: Research Design and Methods

Course Description: This course will examine different ways of knowing and modes of research design relevant for interdisciplinary environmental research. Students will also be introduced to an array of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the natural and social sciences and will explore methods relevant to their research through class discussions and assignments.

  • Environment and Resource Studies (ERS) 701: Sustainability in Complex Systems

Course Description: This course will be delivered in part joint with ERS680, the roughly parallel core introductory course for ERS doctoral students. As a core offering in the doctoral programme, this course is intended to help its participants establish a reasonable working base from which to explore different fields of interest within environment and resource studies. The course focuses on the theme of creating and maintaining a sustainable society in a world of complex socio-ecological systems and interactions.