EVL496 - Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment

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Subject Title
Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment

Subject Description
Ecological communities and the species they contain are used more and more as the proverbial environmental "canary in the coalmine".  Building on the previous three semesters of study on ecological communities and species identification and interactions, this course will introduce students to the variety of field and lab techniques and protocols developed to monitor and assess the health and well-being of the natural world. The course will be taught through a combination of in-class lectures and on-campus field work and field trips.

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

1.       Assess the characteristics and protocols of various terrestrial ecological monitoring programs.
2.        Evaluate the characteristics and protocols of various aquatic ecological monitoring programs.
3.         Participate in a variety of monitoring projects
4.         Define "Citizen Science" programs
5.        Identify "Indicator Species" used in monitoring programs by sight and sound

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