Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Animal and Poultry Science
Discusses the important role that domestic animals play in an environmentally appropriate land use strategy, in both extensive and intensive systems. The major focus will be to examine animal agriculture's ecological footprint including impact on riparian areas, nutrient cycling, climate change, ecological diversity including wildlife and human health. Sustainable agricultural practices including mitigation strategies for reducing the effects of animal agriculture on the environment will be covered.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 60 credit units of university level courses or permission of the instructor.
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