HGSE 320A - Marine Conservation in British Columbia
Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Pacific
Building on successful experiences in marine conservation through a series of online lectures and talks, this class is designed to provide students the exposure to different perspectives and methodologies applied to the conservation of marine environments in British Columbia. Selected guest speakers will provide students with opportunities for real-world experience of local culture, tradition and history, local and community-led conservation initiatives, and marine protected areas.
HGSE 359 - Ecosystem Based Management Seminar
Weekly synchronous class Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm Pacific
Ecosystem based management (EBM) is “an adaptive approach to managing human activities that seeks to ensure the coexistence of healthy, fully functioning ecosystems and human communities” (Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Plan, 2017). While the concept of EBM is well established in the academic literature, there remains a wide gap between theory and practice. Haida Gwaii provides rich examples, both terrestrial and marine, through which to analyze benefits and challenges of applying EBM in a real-world setting.