Anne McIntosh, BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Augustana - Sciences
Email
amcintos@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1198
Address
C154 AG03 Classroom Building
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

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

Email
anne.mcintosh@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I am on sabbatical from July 1 2020 - June 30 2021. You can also 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 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. I am not teaching while on sabbatical from Fall 2020-Winter 2021.

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 am on sabbatical from July 1 2020 - June 30 2021.