Scott Nielsen, PhD, MSc, BSc

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
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Winter Term 2024 (1860)

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 B1 (11712)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
01:00 - 01:00 (TBD)



REN R 496 - Conservation Planning

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 1-0-3)

Conservation Planning is a quantitative, inter-disciplinary applied science that prioritizes conservation actions in a spatially-explicit manner. It seeks to understand trade-offs between biological, social and economic factors associated with land use activities. The course is a combination of computing labs that demonstrate key principles and software, lectures to discuss key issues, and a student-led final project to apply key concepts and quantitative techniques. Special emphasis is given to Alberta's land use planning challenges, although North American examples and exercises are also used. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, or (REN R 364 or ENCS 364) and (REN R 201 or EAS 221) and (STATS 141 or SCI 151) and *81 university level credits.

LECTURE X50 (11772)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
T 17:00 - 17:50 (ECHA L1-250)

LAB X51 (11773)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
T 18:00 - 20:00 (ECHA L1-250)



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 B5 (15500)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
01:00 - 01:00 (TBD)



REN R 596 - Conservation Planning

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 1-0-3)

Conservation Planning is a quantitative, inter-disciplinary applied science that prioritizes conservation actions in a spatially-explicit manner. It seeks to understand trade-offs between biological, social and economic factors associated with land use activities. The course is a combination of computing labs that demonstrate key principles and software, lectures to discuss key issues, and a student-led final project to apply key concepts and quantitative techniques. Special emphasis is given to Alberta's land use planning challenges, although North American examples and exercises are also used. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 496 or REN R 796.

LECTURE X50 (11774)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
T 17:00 - 17:50 (ECHA L1-250)

LAB X51 (11775)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
T 18:00 - 20:00 (ECHA L1-250)

Summer Term 2024 (1880)

ENCS 299 - Special Topics in Field Skills and Their Application in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 4 DAYS)

Focuses on specialized field skills, their application, and integration in different sub-disciplines of the environmental and conservation sciences. The course involves off-campus field experiences. A student is required to select a topic related to their major, but may take additional sections as part of their electives. Pre- or corequisite: REN R 290.

LAB 854 (40534)

2024-08-27 - 2024-08-29
01:00 - 01:00 (TBD)

Fall Term 2024 (1890)

REN R 105 - Introduction to Environmental Sciences

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course introduces students to environmental sciences by exploring the relationship between humans and their environment; especially the issues and science on the biosphere, atmosphere, and its species. Emphasis is on understanding our natural environment, our human impacts, and approaches to sustaining, managing, and restoring our natural resources using real-world issues such as climate change and biodiversity conservation.

LECTURE A1 (51258)

2024-09-03 - 2024-12-09
TR 11:00 - 12:20 (CCIS 1-140)

Winter Term 2025 (1900)

REN R 496 - Conservation Planning

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 1-0-2)

Conservation Planning is a quantitative, inter-disciplinary applied science that prioritizes conservation actions in a spatially-explicit manner. It seeks to understand trade-offs between biological, social and economic factors associated with land use activities. The course is a combination of computing labs that demonstrate key principles and software, lectures to discuss key issues, and a student-led final project to apply key concepts and quantitative techniques. Special emphasis is given to Alberta's land use planning challenges, although North American examples and exercises are also used. Prerequisite: (REN R 201 or EAS 221), prerequisite or corequisite: REN R 364, and 90 units of university level credits.

LECTURE X50 (71537)

2025-01-06 - 2025-04-09
T 17:00 - 17:50 (ECHA L1-250)

LAB X51 (71538)

2025-01-06 - 2025-04-09
T 18:00 - 20:00 (ECHA L1-250)



REN R 596 - Conservation Planning

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 1-0-2)

Conservation Planning is a quantitative, inter-disciplinary applied science that prioritizes conservation actions in a spatially-explicit manner. It seeks to understand trade-offs between biological, social and economic factors associated with land use activities. The course is a combination of computing labs that demonstrate key principles and software, lectures to discuss key issues, and a student-led final project to apply key concepts and quantitative techniques. Special emphasis is given to Alberta's land use planning challenges, although North American examples and exercises are also used. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 496 or REN R 796.

LECTURE X50 (71539)

2025-01-06 - 2025-04-09
T 17:00 - 17:50 (ECHA L1-250)

LAB X51 (71540)

2025-01-06 - 2025-04-09
T 18:00 - 20:00 (ECHA L1-250)