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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Thesis) — Neotropical Environment (48 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (36 credits)

  • NRSC 691 M.Sc. Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Independent research under the direction of a supervisor towards the completion of the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • NRSC 692 M.Sc. Thesis Research 2 (12 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Independent research under the direction of a supervisor towards the completion of the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • NRSC 693 M.Sc. Thesis Research 3 (12 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Completion of the M.Sc. thesis, its approval by reviewers and acceptance by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies all required for a pass to be granted.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • 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 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Restriction: Enrolment in the Graduate Environment Option or enrolment in the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor.
  • NRSC 643 Graduate Seminar 1 (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Open to students in the M.Sc. Program. Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal, or research results based on progress towards the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students
  • NRSC 644 Graduate Seminar 2 (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Open to students in the M.Sc. Program. Presentation on a selected topic, research proposal, or research results based on progress towards the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Elena Bennett, Brian T Driscoll, Joann Karen Whalen (Fall) Elena Bennett, Niladri Basu, Brian T Driscoll (Winter)

    • Section 001 Micrometeorology, Forest Science and Soil Science students
    • Section 002 Entomology and Wildlife Biology students
    • Section 003 Microbiology students
  • NRSC 651 Graduate Seminar 3 (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Open to students in the M.Sc. Program. Presentation of an M.Sc. student's final thesis results.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • 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)

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—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)