Spring 2021 - REM 311 D100
Applied Ecology (3)
Class Number: 5935
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Mar 2, 2021
12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Apr 17, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215 or REM 211; STAT 201 or STAT 203 or STAT 205 or GEOG 251 or equivalent. Recommended: REM 225.
Builds on foundational ecological concepts to study the ecological processes that govern the dynamics of populations. Students will use quantitative models to examine the role of data, variability, uncertainty, and assumptions in science and decision making. Students will learn how to improve the sustainable use of natural capital by applying scientific data, ecological theory, ecological models, critical thinking, and Adaptive Management to societal decisions. Quantitative.
Course Organization: Asynchronous lectures and synchronous tutorials.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- describe the processes that govern the dynamics of populations,
- link patterns in data to specific ecological models,
- interpret the results of quantitative population models,
- apply quantitative population models to decisions about species recovery, resource management, environmental monitoring, and land-use planning,
- outline how Adaptive Management improves societal decisions about the sustainable use of natural capital.
- Tutorials 20%
- Assignments 30%
- Midterm exam 20%
- Final exam 30%
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).