|Faculty:||Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
|Field of Study:||Ecology
|Description:||We all use ecosystems; every day and in a myriad of ways. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, many of the materials we use, and much of the diversity of life, recreation and culture we enjoy are products of ecological systems. We manage ecosystems to provide these benefits. And our use and mis-use often degrades the ability ecosystems to provide the benefits we value. Many of the problems we have to deal with, like the effects of pollution, over-harvesting, acid rain and climate change, arise because we don’t understand the many connections that make up the ecosystems we are part of.
In the Applied Ecosystem Sciences specialization you will develop your ability to understand how ecosystems function. You will build on your understanding of living and non-living components of ecosystems and how they interact. You will to apply systems thinking to the challenge of managing ecosystems for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, protected areas and urban development. You will learn concepts and tools that help you to deal with the complexity that an ecosystem perspective brings.
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