The unique, shared institutional curriculum will produce graduates with an integrated body of knowledge, methods, and tools for advancing the practice and science of restoring degraded ecosystems.
What will I learn?
The program from Simon Fraser University, will establish a unique interdisciplinary and inter-institutional curriculum that provides students with an integrated science-based body of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenge of delivering effective and successful restoration programs. Given that there are so few graduate programs with this specialization in North America, the proposed program will advance the knowledge and practice of ecosystem restoration in Canada and internationally.
The goals of the Ecological Restoration program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically assess degraded ecosystems within different scales and locations (local to international) and identify primary causal factors contributing to the declining state of target ecosystems.
- Design a restoration prescription (unique to the target site and project goals) by integrating ecological principles (theoretical) and physical processes with applied restoration techniques and approaches.
- Develop and initiate detailed monitoring programs needed to assess the success of restoration programs and to identify approaches to guide the restoration process.
- Adapt and modify the restoration approach as deemed appropriate based on monitoring results within an adaptive management framework.
- Establish strong scientifically-based approaches (research skills) to enhance “reliable knowledge” (reduce uncertainties) in the field of restoration ecology (the scientific foundation of ecological restoration).
- Act as a team leader and engage in respectful community engagement and planning of ecological restoration projects.
- Concepts of ER & the Biological Environment
- Planning and Monitoring for Ecological Restoration;
- Field Applications of Restoration Principles
- Restoration of Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems
- Graduate Seminars in Research Methods
- Project Management & Policy for Ecological Restoration
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLandscape Architecture Ecology Environmental Sciences View 108 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in Canada
- a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
- a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
- submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
- proof of English Language proficiency
- In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.
International12568 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6284 CAD per semester during 24 months.
National8744 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4372 CAD per semester during 24 months.
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