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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Entomology — Neotropical Environment

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • BIOL 640 Tropical Biology and Conservation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Long-term research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will be organized and synthesized to examine historical assembly and ecological maintenance of tropical communities. This synthesis will draw on phylogenetic concepts for historical insight and will examine the probable resilience of these communities to global change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Edward Herre (Winter)

    • Restriction: students enrolled in Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor
  • ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Analysis of current environmental policies to reveal implicit and explicit assumptions regarding scientific methods, hypothesis testing, subject/object, causality, certainty, deities, health, development, North-South concerns for resources, commons, national sovereignty, equity. Discussion of implications of such assumptions for building future environmental policies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Robin Thomas Naylor, Mark Goldberg (Fall)

    • Restriction: Enrolment in the Graduate Environment Option or enrolment in the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor.
  • NRSC 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • NRSC 751 Graduate Seminar 4

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal or research results based on progress in the Ph.D. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Sebastien Faucher (Fall) Brian T Driscoll, Elena Bennett, Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Ph.D. Program
    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students
  • NRSC 752 Graduate Seminar 5

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal or research results based on progress in the Ph.D. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Sebastien Faucher (Fall) Brian T Driscoll, Elena Bennett, Sebastien Faucher (Winter) Elena Bennett, Brian T Driscoll (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Ph.D. Program
    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students
  • NRSC 753 Graduate Seminar 6

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal or research results based on progress in the Ph.D. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Sebastien Faucher (Fall) Brian T Driscoll, Elena Bennett, Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Ph.D. Program
    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students
  • NRSC 754 Graduate Seminar 7

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal or research results based on progress in the Ph.D. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Sebastien Faucher (Fall) Brian T Driscoll, Elena Bennett, Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Ph.D. Program
    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students

Note: Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal is also required.

Elective Courses

3 credits, at the 500 level or higher, on environmental issues to be chosen in consultation with and approved by the student’s supervisor AND the Neotropical Environment Options Director.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)