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

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Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

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: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Yves Basset (Fall)

    • 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 2011

    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

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (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 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Benoit Cote, Terry A Wheeler, Brian T Driscoll (Winter) 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

Note: Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal is 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—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 18, 2011) (disclaimer)