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Water Environments and Ecosystems

Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain
(60 or 63 credits including Core)

This Domain has two streams, and therefore two mentors.

Biological Stream mentor

brian [dot] leung2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Brian Leung) , 514-398-6460
Department of Biology

Physical Stream mentor

nigel [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nigel Roulet) , 514-398-4945
Department of Geography

This Domain is open only to students in the BSc and BSc (Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment Programs.

Students perform field studies on Macdonald Campus.

What physical and biological processes operate in fresh and saltwater ecosystems, and how can they be protected?

To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two streams, with students choosing one or the other facet. Those electing the Biological Stream will concentrate on the mechanisms regulating the different forms of life in water bodies. They will acquire, as well, a good understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling water properties.

Students interested in studying the transport and transformation mechanisms of water on the planet, from rivers to the oceans and atmosphere, will select the Physical Stream. They will acquire, as well, a solid background in the biological processes taking place in water bodies.

Graduates of this Domain are qualified to enter the workforce or to pursue advanced studies in fields such as marine biology, geography, physical oceanography and atmospheric science.