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Applied Ecology

Can be taken as: Minor, Specialization

Food, water, air, materials, and much of the diversity of life and recreation we enjoy are products of ecological systems. We manage ecosystems to provide these services and our use and misuse often degrades the ability of ecosystems to provide the benefits and services we value. In the Applied Ecology specialization students develop their ability to understand how ecosystems function. They build on their understanding of living and non-living components of ecosystems and how they interact. They apply systems thinking to the challenge of managing ecosystems for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, protected areas and urban development. They learn concepts and tools that help you to deal with the complexity that an ecosystem perspective brings.

In the Minor Applied Ecology students will develop their ability to understand how ecosystems function. They will apply systems thinking to the challenge of managing ecosystems for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, protected areas, and urban development. Concepts and tools will be presented that help them to deal with the complexity that an ecosystem perspective brings. The goal of this minor is to provide students with an opportunity to further develop their understanding of the ecosystem processes, ecology, and systems thinking necessary to understand, design, and manage our interaction with the environment.

Note: You may take the specialization with the following major: Environmental Biology

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Applied Ecology (24 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Minor Applied Ecology (24 Credits)