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Specializations and Domains

Specializations - an overview:

AGRI-BUSINESS

  • solid financial and market analysis training
  • understanding of agriculture and food systems
  • specialized skills in business management
  • Questions? john [dot] henningatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ANIMAL BIOLOGY

  • biology of large mammals and birds
  • animal biotechnology
  • pre-veterinary compatible
  • Questions? roger [dot] cueatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE

  • susceptibility of animals to various diseases
  • disease implications for the animal, consumer and environment
  • pre-veterinary compatible
  • Questions? sarah [dot] kimminsatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

  • efficient animal livestock production
  • animal nutrition, biotechnology, and genetics
  • sustainable animal food production
  • Questions? arif [dot] mustafaatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

APPLIED ECOLOGY

  • ecosystem processes and systems ecology
  • design and management of ecosystems
  • role of humans in ecosystems
  • Questions? elena [dot] bennettatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE

  • ecological approaches to agriculture
  • soil, water and pest management
  • practical experiences on organic farms
  • Questions? caroline [dot] beggatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

  • integrates biological and environmental sciences with economics
  • tools to work with environmental policies
  • management of natural resources
  • Questions? john [dot] henningatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)


INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

  • agricultural practices in tropical settings
  • water resources and sustainable development
  • opportunities for tropical field semesters
  • Questions? humberto [dot] monardesatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

LIFE SCIENCES (MULTIDISCIPLINARY)

  • pure and applied life sciences
  • sound biological foundation
  • multidisciplinary approach offering flexibility
  • Questions? brian [dot] driscollatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

MICROBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • pure and applied microbiology
  • environmental microbiology, molecular genetics pathogenicity
  • molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology
  • cellular and molecular biology
  • techniques in biotechnology
  • bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics
  • Questions? brian [dot] driscollatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

PLANT BIOLOGY

  • development, physiology and ecology of plants
  • dynamic interactions of plants in the environment
  • hands-on experience in laboratory and field settings
  • Questions? marcia [dot] waterwayatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

PLANT PRODUCTION

  • biology, physiology and breeding of domesticated plants
  • propagation and management of plants in field and protected culture
  • uses of plants for food, fibre, fuel, medicinal and industrial products
  • Questions? jaswinder [dot] singhatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

PROFESSIONAL AGROLOGY

  • required for eligibility to the admission exam for the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ)
  • candidates must choose an additional specialization among Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production and Soil and Water Resources
  • internship with an agrologist in your field of interest
  • Questions? joann [dot] whalenatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES

  • conservation and management of soil and water
  • watershed management
  • remediation of contaminated soils
  • Questions? joann [dot] whalenatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY

  • ecology and biology of vertebrates
  • wildlife conservation and management
  • effects of environmental change on wildlife species
  • Questions? murray [dot] humphriesatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

Domains (Environment Major only)

BIODIVERSITY & CONSERVATION

  • links the study of biological diversity with conservation biology
  • biodiversity: combines evolution with ecology and genetics
  • conservation biology: prevention of the extinction of rare species and maintenance of community diversity
  • opportunities for tropical field studies
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ECOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

  • influence of food and infectious agents on the environment and human well-being
  • methods of intervention and the social forces which influence our response
  • choose between the Population stream or the Cellular stream
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

ENVIRONMENTRICS

  • analysis of the impact of environmental changes on the natural and human-made worlds
  • statistical methods of data analysis in the environmental sciences
  • become expert in the design and use of analyses of environmental data
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

FOOD PRODUCTION & ENVIRONMENT

  • interaction between the business of food production and the environment
  • includes study of the effects of population growth, changing diets, urban sprawl
  • opportunities for tropical field studies
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

LAND SURFACE PROCESSES & ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

  • study the interaction of biogeochemical and physical processes
  • focus on the atmosphere-lithosphere interface
  • how are these processes influenced by natural and human-made change, and how do they in turn influence land surface habitats?
  • opportunities for tropical field studies
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

RENEWABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • broad foundation in natural resource management
  • study wildlife, fisheries, forestry, soil and genetic resources
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)

■ WATER ENVIRONMENTS & ECOSYSTEMS

  • ecological and physical aspects of the water environment
  • choose between the Biological stream or the Physical stream
  • opportunities for tropical field studies
  • Questions? kathy [dot] rouletatmcgill [dot] ca (Email coordinator)