Kathryn Aitken

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Fall Term 2023 (1850)

ALES 291 - Topics in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. Sections may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 700 (87987)



R SOC 375 - Public Participation and Conflict Resolution

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The anatomy of environmental and resource management conflict is examined through a lens of critical sociological theory and deliberative democracy. Focusing on contemporary case studies of conflict in energy production, forestry, conservation and protected areas management, social practices and strategies for conflict resolution are explored. Prerequisite: *54 or consent of instructor.

LECTURE 700 (84729)



REN R 205 - Wildlife Biodiversity and Ecology

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Introduction to animals in the context of conservation, interactions with people, and roles in natural ecosystems. Labs provide a survey of Western Canadian animal life, both vertebrate and invertebrate, with emphasis on recognition of higher taxa and on hierarchical classification. Field trip. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 700 (80156)

LAB 701 (80157)



REN R 210 - Introduction to Soil Science

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

Elementary aspects of soil formation, occurrence in natural landscapes, and classification, including basic morphological, physical, and chemical characteristics employed in the identification of soils. Introduction to soil mineralogy, water movement, reactivity, organic matter, and nutrient cycling for predicting soil performance in both managed and natural landscapes. Prerequisite: *30. CHEM 101 and (BIOL 208 or EAS 201) recommended.

LECTURE 700 (84174)

LAB 701 (84175)



REN R 250 - Water Resource Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

The course introduces basic hydrological principles, the global water cycle, global demand and supply of freshwater, history and current concepts in water resource management, water conflict, water law, and water economics. The course emphasizes Canadian and global water management issues of the 21st century, including water regulation, climate change, drinking water availability, water quality, eutrophication, and freshwater biodiversity. Prerequisite: *30.

LECTURE 700 (83810)



REN R 260 - History and Fundamentals of Environmental Protection and Conservation

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

A philosophical and sociological exploration of historical and contemporary perspectives on human-environmental relationships and their implications. Explores these perspectives in a framework of critical thinking and through case studies.

LECTURE 700 (80158)



REN R 301 - Topics in Renewable Resource

★ 3 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to second year (or higher) students upon consent of instructor.

LECTURE 700 (80226)

LECTURE 701 (83887)

LECTURE 702 (84739)

LECTURE 703 (85709)



REN R 365 - Ecology of Northern Landscapes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

A study of landscape properties - pattern, process and scale - and their relationship to broad-scale ecological and environmental issues in northern systems. Prerequisite: REN R 364.

LECTURE 700 (87986)



REN R 401 - Topics in Renewable Resources

★ 3 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to third or fourth year students upon consent of instructor. Some sections require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 700 (80214)

LECTURE 701 (84297)

LECTURE 702 (84310)

LECTURE 703 (84317)

LECTURE 704 (85747)

LECTURE 705 (88682)



REN R 463 - Biological Adaptations to Northern Environments

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

An overview of evolutionary processes and their role in shaping animals and plants in northern environments; adaptations to extreme conditions and potential effects of climate change will be explored. Prerequisite: BIOL 208.

LECTURE 700 (84524)



REN R 465 - Environmental and Conservation Field Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, VARIABLE)

Field trip studies with a focus on environmental and conservation biology topics. Course content and offerings vary from year to year, and have included study trips on Northern Ecosystems, National Parks, and Protected Areas, Arctic Tundra, the Florida Everglades, and Galapagos Islands. Prerequisite: *9 in biological or ecological topics. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

SEMINAR 700 (84176)

SEMINAR 800 (84416)

SEMINAR 701 (84553)

SEMINAR 801 (84554)



REN R 480 - Applied Statistics for Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-1.5)

Focuses on problem formulation, method selection, and interpretation of statistical analysis. Covers data management and data visualization, statistical tests for parametric, non-parametric and binomial data, linear and non-linear regression approaches. Participants will gain general statistical literacy and learn how to visualize and analyze data with open-source software packages. Prerequisite: *60. *3 introductory statistics recommended.

LECTURE 700 (83642)

LAB 701 (83661)



REN R 501 - Topics in Renewable Resources

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to fourth year or graduate students upon consent of instructor.

LECTURE 700 (80203)

LECTURE 701 (83898)



REN R 580 - Applied Statistics for Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-1.5)

Focuses on problem formulation, method selection, and interpretation of statistical analysis. Covers data management and data visualization, statistical tests for parametric, nonparametric and binomial data, linear and non-linear regression approaches. Participants engage in problem-based learning by analyzing data from their thesis research project. Students without a suitable dataset should enroll in two or more *1 REN R 58X courses instead. Prerequisite: *3 introductory statistics recommended.

LECTURE 700 (86173)

LAB 701 (86249)

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

ALES 204 - Communication Fundamentals for Professionals

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Successful professionals require strong communication skills. This course focuses on interpersonal communication in professional settings, examining factors that enhance or impede communication and exploring strategies for communicating more effectively with different audiences. Students develop written, visual, and oral communication skills that help them connect with others both in and outside the organization, and convey information in positive and persuasive ways. [Human Ecology]

LECTURE 750 (11744)



ALES 291 - Topics in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. Sections may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 751 (10685)

LECTURE 750 (11794)



ALES 391 - Topics in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. Sections may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 750 (10686)



AREC 365 - Natural Resource Economics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Economics of natural resources; resource scarcity, conservation, sustainability, water resource issues, fisheries, forestry, agriculture, recycling, property and tenure institutions, and public resource policy. Not to be taken if credit received for ECON 365. Prerequisite: ECON 101.

LECTURE 750 (17953)



REN R 110 - Natural Resource Measurement

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-2)

Designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of measuring various natural resources and to the visualization, interpretation, and management of data.

LECTURE 750 (10200)

LAB 751 (10201)



REN R 201 - Introduction to Geomatic Techniques in Natural Resource Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

Methods and applications of geographic information systems (GIS), including global positioning systems (GPS), photogrammetry, air photo interpretation and LIDAR, as they relate to natural resource management.

LECTURE 750 (10240)

LAB 751 (10241)



REN R 260 - History and Fundamentals of Environmental Protection and Conservation

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

A philosophical and sociological exploration of historical and contemporary perspectives on human-environmental relationships and their implications. Explores these perspectives in a framework of critical thinking and through case studies.

LECTURE 750 (15984)



REN R 301 - Topics in Renewable Resource

★ 3 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to second year (or higher) students upon consent of instructor.

LECTURE 750 (10242)

LECTURE 751 (19536)

LECTURE 752 (19537)



REN R 364 - Principles of Managing Natural Diversity

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-2)

Introduction to the theoretical foundation for conservation science. Elements of population, community and landscape ecology will be reviewed, and their application to realworld challenges discussed. Objective is to provide students with the scientific tools to evaluate and develop conservation strategies for maintaining diversity in human-altered systems. Ethical and philosophical aspects of the sociopolitical arena in which conservation decisions are made and implemented are also explored. Not to be taken if credit received for ENCS 364 or BIOL 367. Prerequisites: *60, and BIOL 208 or (BIOL 108 and REN R 110).

LECTURE 750 (15266)

LAB 751 (15267)



REN R 401 - Topics in Renewable Resources

★ 3 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to third or fourth year students upon consent of instructor. Some sections require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 750 (10687)

LECTURE 751 (10688)

LECTURE 752 (10689)

LECTURE 753 (11351)



REN R 465 - Environmental and Conservation Field Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, VARIABLE)

Field trip studies with a focus on environmental and conservation biology topics. Course content and offerings vary from year to year, and have included study trips on Northern Ecosystems, National Parks, and Protected Areas, Arctic Tundra, the Florida Everglades, and Galapagos Islands. Prerequisite: *9 in biological or ecological topics. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

SEMINAR 850 (10174)

SEMINAR 750 (14732)



REN R 468 - Conservation of Genetic Resources

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Principles and issues in conserving and managing plant and animal genetic resources from the global perspective. Lectures will be supplemented with case studies. Students are assigned tasks, individually and in groups. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

LECTURE 750 (10180)



REN R 491 - Land-use Planning in Canada's North

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Contemporary approaches to land-use planning applied to northern systems in Canada, addressing the integration of social, environmental and economic values, and maintenance of ecosystem integrity through proactive measures. Prerequisite: *90.

LECTURE 750 (10192)