Methods in Adaptive Management for Ecological Restoration

Code: ER338C
Apply this course towards: Restoration of Natural Systems – Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems – Diploma

Course description

This course discusses the philosophy and methods of adaptive management, and introduces monitoring and mapping as decision-making tools. It will cover topics including data management, data collection technologies, data visualization/analysis, and both quantitative and qualitative mapping techniques. These methods are key to informed responses in adaptive management decisions.

Day 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to adaptive management
  • Importance of monitoring and data management
  • Introduction to data technologies

Day 2: Monitoring as decision-making tool

  • Experimental design and use in management
  • Case studies
  • Visualizing and analyzing experimental outcomes

Day 3: Mapping as a decision-making tool

  • Introduction to community mapping
  • Introduction to geospatial data
  • Introduction to field equipment
  • Creating useful maps

Day 4: Applications in the field

  • Mapping invasive species occurrence (on field site, TBA)
  • Monitoring invasive species density (on site)
  • Cleaning and storing field data (back to lab)

Day 5: Scenario planning and wrap-up

  • Documentation best practices
  • Scenario exercise
  • Presentations

Prerequisites

Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.

  • If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

Tuition and fee payment

  • RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid to UVic Tuition.
  • RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

To drop a course call 250-472-4747

Non-refundable Fee Policy

Course fees will be fully refundable if you withdraw a minimum of 10 business days* prior to the start date of a course. After that, a non-refundable fee of $50.00 will be charged in addition to the regular UVic fee reduction deadlines listed in the UVic Calendar https://web.uvic.ca/calendar/general/dates.html. This non-refundable fee policy will take effect January 1st, 2019.

*A business day is considered an official work day and does not include statutory holidays or weekends.

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