EVL486 - Urban Ecology

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Subject Title
Urban Ecology

Subject Description
Urban environments present unique challenges to environmental landscape management.  The course will explore landscape management options related to urban biodiversity conservation and the built environment, the urban heat island effect and climate change, storm water management, invasive species, road ecology and human/nature interactions. The course will be taught through a combination of in-class lectures and on-campus field work and field trips.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Define the characteristics within the different categories of urban ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic.
2. Assess the resources and procedures involved in urban plant animal identification and be able to identify a list of urban plants, and animals common in Ontario
3. Evaluate the biotic and abiotic factors composing urban habitat.
4. Assess the urban stressors adversely affecting urban environments.
5. Understand the basics of Low Impact Development (LID) solutions
6. Identify the dynamics of Road Ecology

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