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.
This graduate course is designed to give students hands on experience with the methods used in environmental science for the monitoring of air, water and soil quality.
This course will present fundamental chemical concepts and reactions that occur in soils with emphasis on contaminant behavior.
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.
This course covers an advanced set of techniques and applications of GIS, including a substantial practical component.
Freshwater environments support diverse communities of plants and animals that are controlled by both biotic and abiotic factors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The major objectives of EES1122H are to:
1) discuss major environmental challenges the planet earth is now facing
2) examine how human interventions are deteriorating global environment and that affecting sustainable development;
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.
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.
This course will focus on biophysical interactions at the advanced level, incorporating specialized concepts on plant-soil relationships, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem functioning in managed forests and agriculture.
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).
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.
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.
Climate change represents one of the most complex and profound environmental issues facing modern society.
The didactic portion of this course will take a holistic approach to the issue of environmental change and human health.
This graduate course will focus on adaptation science and practice at local, provincial, national and international scales.
In this course data analysis techniques utilizing Python and R statistical language will be discussed and introduced, as well as the basics of programming and scientific computing.
In this course, students work with a specific faculty member to review the literature in a specific area of study that may be directly or indirectly to their thesis topic.
Canada has a complex conservation landscape.
Conservation professionals often act as the interface between basic science and policy or management decisions. Thus students require a fundamental basic scientific literacy.
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.
Taxonomic skills are in increasing demand among the Canadian conservation community. This course will provide students with in-depth taxonomic training.
The field of ecology is rapidly changing and this course will cover recent advances, concepts or controversies in ecology.