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Isotopes Tracers in Catchment Hydrology (University of Saskatchewan, ENVS 828.3)

This course introduces graduate students and researchers to the principles of stable isotope geochemistry applied to catchment hydrology. This course is available for credit to any graduate student enrolled in a Canadian university or as an international workshop available to anyone interested in the subject. The course is led by Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell and a range of instructors, including myself in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Additional information about the course can be found here.

Fundamentals of Hydrology (Beijing Normal University and University of Saskatchewan, GEOG-427-3)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of hydrology and covers the fundamentals from an earth science perspective. The course focus on hydrological processes and the resulting spatial and temporal patterns of precipitation, evaporation, and runoff at scales ranging from the plot to hillslope to watershed scale. This course is available for credit to Master Students in Water Security, in the joint Beijing Normal University and School of Environment and Sustainability program). The course was first co-taught by Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell and myself at Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China) in September of 2019 and taught by myself in 2020. 

Teaching Assistant & Research Coach

Field Skills in Water Security (University of Saskatchewan, ENVS 806.3)

Instructor: Dr. Andrew Ireson

This is a core course for the Masters in Water Security program, which exposes students to field methods in water security related subjects, including hydrology, environmental science, water resources management, water and communities, and water and health. The course learning objectives include fundamentals of hydrology, fundamentals of social engagement, field skills in hydrology, and data collection and management.

FYRE on the Beamline - First Year Research Experience on the Beamline (University of Saskatchewan, EVRS 11O and Canadian Light Source Education Program)

Instructor: Dr. Colin Laroque
(2016, 2017)

The University of Saskatchewan First Year Research Experience is a project across campus that incorporates dynamic research experiences into the curriculum at the first-year level. In Environmental Sciences 110 students have a choice to opt in for a larger student-driven synchrotron-based research experience to complete a research project using the IDEAS Beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). The Research Coach guide this experience encouraging undergraduate students to ask questions and pursue their research interests within the offered possibilities of the IDEAS Beamline. You can read more about students perspective here about their FYRE on the Beamline experience.

Forest Ecology (São Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil)

Instructor: Dr. Vera Lex Engel/ Diogo Podadera

This course is offered to the 3rd year cohort of Forest Engineer undergraduate students at UNESP. This course explores aspects of forest ecology with an emphasis on the ecological principles needed for sound forest conservation and management. Biotic and abiotic components of forest ecosystems are discussed in the context of energy flow, nutrient cycling, forest succession and forest disturbances and dynamics. The course also contains a field component at a National Park. 

Tropical Silviculture of 'Seringueira' (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg) (São Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil)

Instructor: Dr. Valdemir Antonio Rodriguez

This course provides an overview of production and management of silvicultural system of native and implanted hybrids of Hevea brasiliensis. Topics include principles of seedling production, storage and handling of seeds, grafting, the theory and methods of site preparation, stand tending, methods of latex extraction and processing. The course also contains a field component at plantations and nurseries. 

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