River Habitats and Hydraulics Field Course (BIOL 6183/CE 6414)
Date: June 10-16, 2013 (arrival at field station June 9th)
Location: Kananaskis, AB (U of Calgary Field Station)
Instructors: Dr. Robert Newbury, Newbury Hydraulics, Okanagan Centre, British Columbia
and Dr. Richard A. Cunjak, Canadian Rivers Institute & Dept of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
|Course Fees (Includes Room and Board for 7 days and 7 Nights)|
|Full-time Students*/NGOs/First Nations||Professionals|
|Full course fees||$1000||$1500|
*Full-time Students only
IF you would like to get credit for this you must contact the CRI Training Director at time of registration as this can be more time consuming.
Accommodations provided by U of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute: Barrier Lake Field Station
A full credit (3 credit hours) field course (Biol 6183 / Civil Eng 6414) to provide theoretical and practical understanding of the hydrology and ecology of natural river ecosystems; interdisciplinary focus of abiotic-biotic interactions via group and individual study; topics to be covered include fluvial geomorphology, open-channel hydraulics, environmental perturbations, habitat survey and sampling design, benthic invertebrate identification and ecology; fish identification, habitat requirements and ecology; nutrient/trophic dynamics; impact assessment and river habitat restoration. Emphasis will be on the conservation of river environments as unique, complex ecosystems by using a catchment (landscape) perspective.
Group course field ecohydraulics work is based on sampling and surveys of reaches along the mainstem of the river with catchment areas that vary from 3 sq km in the headwaters to 500 sq km in the plains below.
Class size and level: 24 (maximum)
Class level: Graduate-level credit course, open to professionals (industry and government)
Prerequisites: 3rd/4th Year Ecology, or equivalent experience
Program: a.m. – classroom / lectures; p.m. – fieldwork / labs
If participants are interested in receiving credit or audit status for completion of the course, please contact Michelle Gray.
For those who wish to receive a university credit, please contact the CRI Director of Professional Development and Training early in your registration process in order to get all paperwork submitted properly.
For more information or for general enquiries contact:
Director of Training and Professional Development - Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI)
University of New Brunswick