Anne McIntosh, BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD

Associate Dean, Teaching, Augustana - Academic Planning
Associate Professor of Biology, Augustana - Sciences
Associate Dean of Teaching (2022-23), Augustana, Augustana - Deans Office
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Associate Dean, Teaching, Augustana - Academic Planning
Email
amcintos@ualberta.ca

Associate Professor of Biology, Augustana - Sciences
Email
amcintos@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1198
Address
C154 Classroom Building
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Associate Dean of Teaching (2022-23), Augustana, Augustana - Deans Office
Email
anne.mcintosh@ualberta.ca

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
anne.mcintosh@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

You can learn more about me and my teaching and research interests by visiting my personal academic website HERE. Learn more about my current teaching offerings by clicking on the courses link.


Research

My research is focused on ecological recovery of forested and grassland ecosystems after both natural and anthropogenic disturbance agents including:

  • Recovery of biodiversity after varying level of harvest in boreal and boreo-nemoral forests
  • Recovery of soil and vegetation on grasslands and forested lands on certified reclaimed wellsites
  • Recovery of lodgepole pine plant and microbial communities after mountain pine beetle attack
  • Responses of lodgepole pine plant communities in areas around the world where lodgepole pine has been introduced
  • My first MSc student, Raiany Silva, (2017-19) explored restoration of wetland areas degraded by off-highway-vehicle use in Eagle Point Blue Rapids near Drayton Valley, AB
  • Ecological sustainability in rural landscapes - examining the role of forest, grassland, and wetland habitats in biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration/valuation within Beaver County. (PI: Glynnis Hood, Co-PIs myself and Glen Hvenegaard (2016-2018)

Teaching

My teaching interests include anything to do with plants, statistics, conservation biology, and all levels of ecology. For Winter 2021 I am teaching the biology capstone while Dr. Haave is on sabbatical.

A brief introduction to my teaching philosophy:

One professor can make the difference in transforming the university experience for a student; I focus on being that professor who will make the difference for my students. I aim to inspire my students to move forward excited about taking what they learn in-class beyond the classroom and eager to learn more . As a teacher my overarching goal is to create an engaging and supportive learning environment where my students will gain knowledge, as well as critical thinking, and communication skills, while also discovering an appreciation (or even better a passion) for what they are learning about and how they are learning. Here are my six personal tenets about teaching and learning, associated learner-centered goals for my students: i) passion can ignite students; ii) learning begins with a student-centered ‘circle of niceness’ supportive learning environment; iii) students must be engaged in their learning; iv) students are individuals first (and so am I); v) risk is worth the reward; and vi) learning is an iterative process. My long-term ongoing goal is that I engage students to discover ways to experience multiple ‘wow’ factors during their time in my classes, and that my caring nature, passionate energy, and enthusiasm for what they are learning helps get them there.

Announcements

I recently received a NSERC Discovery Grant. If you think you would be a good fit in my lab group, email me explaining why.

Courses

AUBIO 350 - Conservation Theory and Biodiversity in Tropical Systems

Introduction to the basic concepts of conservation biology. The scope of conservation biology and levels of biodiversity are explored, as are aspects of tropical ecology related to conservation. Prerequisite: AUBIO 253 and consent of the instructor(s) based on successful completion of the selection process. Note: This course is intended to be taken in sequence with AUBIO 459 or AUENV 459. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 350 and AUENV 350.


AUBIO 355 - Ecological Dynamics

Addresses ecological processes at different spatial scales. Includes demography, population and meta-population dynamics of plants and animals across a broad range of ecosystems, community ecology and ecosystem functioning. Prerequisite: AUBIO 253.


AUBIO 459 - Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Field course that addresses problems of biodiversity and conservation in tropical environments. The student participates in field workshops, and designs and conducts their own field project to answer questions related to ecological and biological conservation. Prerequisite: AUBIO 350 or AUENV 350, and consent of the instructors based on successful completion of the selection process. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 459 and AUENV 459. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


AUENV 350 - Conservation Theory and Biodiversity in Tropical Systems

Introduction to the basic concepts of conservation biology. The scope of conservation biology and levels of biodiversity are explored, as are aspects of tropical ecology related to conservation. Prerequisite: AUBIO 253 and consent of the instructor(s) based on successful completion of the selection process. Note: This course is intended to be taken in sequence with AUBIO 459 or AUENV 459. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENV 350 and AUBIO 350.


AUENV 459 - Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Field course that addresses problems of biodiversity and conservation in tropical environments. The student participates in field workshops, and designs and conducts their own field project to answer questions related to ecological and biological conservation. Prerequisite: AUBIO 350 or AUENV 350, and consent of the instructors based on successful completion of the selection process. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 459 and AUENV 459. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


AUSTA 215 - Statistical Methods for the Natural Sciences

Experimental design, data presentation and analysis; descriptive statistics, probability distributions and statistical hypothesis testing; parametric and nonparametric tests, correlation and regression; use of statistical software. Prerequisites: Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2; one of AUBIO 111, AUCHE 110, AUCSC 111 (2021), 113, AUENV 120, AUGEO 120, AUMAT 110, 116, 120, AUPHY 102 (2021), 104 (2021), 110 (2021), 120. Notes: The course does not count toward the major in Mathematics and Physics or the minor in Mathematics. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSTA 153, 213, 215, AUPSY 213 (2020).


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