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
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
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.