Courses Taught


FSTY 307 - Disturbance Ecology
Forest pathogens and insects have major effects on forest vegetation and ecosystem dynamics. They are critical elements of natural ecosystem processes, but under some circumstances can cause undesirable changes in ecosystems. The purpose of this course is to link the biology and natural roles of abiotic disturbances, insects and pathogens with the economic and ecological factors that collectively affect forest management. 
FSTY 317 - Forest Disturbance Agents
Field and laboratory course on identification of insect and pathogens that affect forests in British Columbia. Diagnosis, life histories, host relations and management strategies. 
NREM 100 - Introduction to Field Skills
Introduction to basic field skills in the natural resources including orienteering, surveying, first aid, outdoor survival, and search and rescue.
NREM 101 - Introduction to Natural Resource Management and Conservation
This course is designed for students who are interested in natural resources and considering a career in natural resources management. The course explores the past social and political actions and present developments that have shaped the natural resources disciplines of fisheries management, wildlife management, forestry and range management. The course provides a context for resource policies and practices, and examines the decision-making process in land-use decisions. Course activities and assignments promote critical thinking skills and an ability to synthesize information and express coherent arguments.
BIOL 421/611-3 - Insects, Fungi, and Society
From LSD to the Exodus, and from malaria to the Civil War, fungi and insects have played important, but largely ignored, roles in society. In this course we explore the ecological and societal impacts of two of the most abundant groups of organisms on Earth. We examine the biological properties and ecological relationships of insects and fungi that have lead to major changes in where and how people live.

NRES 730-3 - Disturbance Ecology
A graduate level course that examines natural disturbance agents and patterns in sub-boreal and boreal forests, with an emphasis on biotic agents of disturbance.
 
FSTY 498/NRES 798-3 - Theory and applications of tree ring analysis
An introduction to the theory and principles of tree ring analysis, and how it can be applied to a range of scientific disciplines. Includes a field and laboratory-based practical experience in tree ring analysis.