Ecological Restoration (ER) is a scientific discipline that has recently emerged due to the increasing need to restore degraded and damaged ecosystems. Many ecosystem goods, services, and natural habitats have been severely impacted due to the cumulative impacts of previous and ongoing anthropogenic influences, including for example: urban sprawl, industrial expansion, invasive species, and contamination of soils and water resources.
These impacts, and the need to remediate, rehabilitate, and restore habitat for threatened and endangered species, have led to the requirement for ecosystem restoration work across the province, Canada, and internationally. Ecological Restoration is an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its health, integrity, and sustainability.
This four-term, two-year (36 credit (British Columbia Institute of Technology)/units (SFU) - inclusive of a 6-credit/unit capstone project) program will produce graduates capable of using critical thinking, adaptive management, and applied research within an applied problem-solving framework. This combination of skills will be applied to the identification of factors responsible for degraded ecosystems and to the rehabilitation and restoration of ecosystem functions, while advancing the scientific knowledge of this rapidly emerging discipline.
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- Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Physical Environment
- Planning and Monitoring for Ecological Restoration
- Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Biological Environment
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEcology View 10 other Masters in Ecology in Canada
- A four-year bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration, ecology, plant science, animal science, soil science, environmental science, resource science (land, water, fish and wildlife, forestry), physical geography, environmental engineering, or a related program from a recognized post-secondary institution
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (70%; B average), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (77%; B+ average) based on the last 60 credits/units of undergraduate courses
- One introductory course each in ecology and statistics
- Two upper-level courses in any combination of: biology, ecology, statistics, plant science, soil science, physical geography, etc.
International11174 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5587 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National8238 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4119 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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