University of Victoria

Online Course - Invasive Species and Novel Ecosystems (Sept - Dec 2016)
September 12, 2016 (All day)
Online - University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC

ER 504: Invasive Species and Novel Ecosystems

This course examines the biology of invasive species, focusing on the life-history adaptations and dispersal strategies that contribute to their success at both the individual and population levels. You’ll also learn about options for control including preventative, cultural, biological and chemical methods. Finally, you’ll explore novel ecosystems that are created when invasive species insert themselves into the fabric of natural ecosystems, and the problems they pose to traditional approaches to ecosystem management such as when an endangered species becomes dependent on an invasive species for its survival.

Dates: September 12 to December 4, 2016

Tuition: $750