Master of Environmental Studies/Science - Topics in Forest Ecology and Management

ENST 5317  Topics in Forest Ecology and Management




This course will explore the concept of forest ecosystem management and its application in Canada. Topics will include, the watershed concept and long-term ecological research (e.g. hubbard brook forest), the coarse filter approach to biodiversity management, reconstruction of disturbance histories, emulation of natural disturbance regimes, biological and economic aspects of ecosystem services from Canadian forests, social and community forestry, forest regeneration and restoration, and the unique importance of old growth. An emphasis will be placed on examining threats to the diversity and stability of forest ecosystem functions with respect to climate change, habitat destruction and fragmentation.

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