Elective Courses for Environmental Science PhD

EES1102H Analytical Chemistry for Geoscientists

This course will familiarize students with a working knowledge of analytical chemistry and modern instrumentation and the common laboratory methods used in the analysis of contaminants and ions in environmental media.

EES1106H Environmental Challenges in Urban Areas

The course will deal with specifically environmental geology and geophysics of urban areas especially the Greater Toronto Area. Emphasis will be on waste management, contaminant migration and site assessments.

EES1117H Climate Change Impact Assessment

The study and consideration of climate change is of increasing significance to society. This course will review the evidence for climate change over the past 150 years using both direct measurements and proxy data.

EES1118H Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

This course provides an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and environmental modelling. Students will become familiar with most of the basic equations used to represent ecological processes.

EES1119H Quantitative Environmental Analysis

This course provides an introduction to the field of ecological statistics. Students will become familiar with several methods of statistical analysis of categorical and multivariate environmental data.

EES1120H The Dynamics of Contaminant Dispersal in Fluids

This course will introduce the mechanisms of contaminant transport in lakes and the coastal ocean. The emphasis will be on a practical understanding of different dispersion regimes from point and distributed pollution sources.

EES1126H Hydrology and Watershed Management

This course focuses on advanced processes in watershed hydrology for furthering our understanding of complex environmental problems, ranging from the characterization of freshwater resources to contaminant transport in aquatic systems.

EES1127H Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

The course will aim to provide an introduction to geomicrobiology and to describe how microbial communities have influenced biogeochemical and mineralogical processes through geologic time.

EES1131H Applied Climatology

This course will introduce and discuss the basic topics and tools of applied climatology, and how its concepts can be used in everyday planning and operations (e.g. in transportation, agriculture, resource management, health and energy).

EES1132H Climate Data Analysis

This course will offer an advanced introduction to climate data analysis. It is intended for graduate students studying climate science and is mainly laboratory (computer) based.

EES1133H Climate Change Science and Modelling

The course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts underlying our current understanding of the climate system. The science of climate includes basic radiation physics and dynamics, which are the basis of modern climate modelling.

EES3001H Professional Scientific Literacy

Conservation professionals often act as the interface between basic science and policy or management decisions. Thus students require a fundamental basic scientific literacy.

EES3002H Conservation Policy

Through lectures, this course will examine the legislation, regulations, and policies that form the foundation for the conservation of biodiversity in Canada including our international obligations and federal and provincial legislation and policies.