Defend the role of ecological theory in natural resource management. Critically review monitoring techniques and approaches to non-native species management. Apply your knowledge in the preparation of an ecological management plan for a real-world natural resource challenge.
Students apply their gained understanding of key ecological concepts and techniques.
An understanding of ecological principles and tools is necessary in order to comprehend the complexity of environmental problems, identify potential solutions, and monitor changes in respect of management interventions.
All of creation exists to be in relationship with God and bring Him praise and glory (Ps. 104, Heb. 2:10, Col. 1:16, Rev. 4:11). God commanded humankind to both subdue and take care of creation (Gen. 1:26-28, Gen. 2:15). Ecological theories and principles can inform the effective stewardship of creation.
This course prepares missional students to be better-informed stewards of creation and contributes to preparing them to meet others at their point of need.
In this course, learners critically review case studies in which ecological principles have been applied in the management of natural resources.
Students consider the practical application of ecological principles in the management of ecosystems located in different parts of the world, subject to different threats and socio-cultural considerations.
This course offers practical insights and techniques with which to assess, monitor, and intervene in ecosystems.
In this course, a problem-solving approach and real-world examples give learners a sense of the reality of using ecological tools in applied contexts.