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Title: Environment and Regional Geography of Canada ivotn prostred a regionln geografie Kanady SS 2008

Environment and Regional Geography of
Canadaivotní prostredí a regionální geografie
KanadySS 2008
  • Milada Matouková
  • Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology
  • Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • Peter Victor Slezák
  • Department of Geography, University of Calgary

  • This course provides students with an
    introduction sustainable development of natural
    resources, discussed environmental values and
    human responses to environmental stress through
    the presentation of Canadian examples.
  • The regional study is based on geographic
    characteristics of Canada, its regional
    geography, historical development and human
    impact on the natural resources of Canada.
  • Presentation of case studies is important part of
    the course.

General information about the course
  • Lectures seminars (1/1, 2/3 credits, Z/ZK)
  • Go on Summer Semester 2008
  • Participation of Mr. Peter Victor Slezak -
    University of Calgary, topic Regional Geography
    of Canada
  • Lectures block course 2.- 5.6. 2008
  • Language Lessons in Czech (Matouková) and
    English (Slezák), consultation in Czech
    (Matouková, Slezák), Seminars in Czech
    (Matouková, students)
  • Materials and Information English and Czech
  • Other information matouskova_at_natur.cuni.cz

Schedule for the SS 2008
  • First block of lectures and seminars
  • During summer semester
  • Mrs. Milada Matouková
  • 25.2., 10.3., 31.3., 14.4., 28.4., 12.5.
  • Seminar 16. 6. 2006
  • Second block of lectures
  • 2.- 5. 6. 2008
  • Mr. Peter Slezák
  • 950-1150
  • Levá Rýsovna, 3rd floor
  • Albertov 6, Prague 2

  • Administration, materials and introduction
  • Regional Geography of Canada (Slezák)
  • Natural Resources of Canada and their Protection
  • Environmental Sustainability and Environmental
    Values, Human Responsibility to Environmental
    Stress (Matouková)

Cathedral Mt., Banf NP
Regional Geography of Canada (P. Slezák)
  • A brief overview of the physical patterns of
    Canada with reference to the significance for
    human occupance and land use
  • The focus of the course will be on specific
    regions of Canada
  • The Maritime provinces
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • The Prairie provinces
  • British Columbia
  • The northern territories
  • For each region the themes will include
  • The emergence of the socio-economic and urban
    patterns from the earliest times
  • The present socio-economic and urban character
  • Selected issues and problems of importance and

Natural Resources of Canada and their Protection
(M. Matouková)
  • Atmosphere
  • Fresh Water Ecosystems
  • Oceans and Fisheries
  • Forest Ecosystems
  • Agriculture and Land Resources
  • Mining, Energy Transport
  • Cities and Sustainability
  • Protection of Wild Species and Natural Spaces
  • Tourism and Protection of Environment
  • Towards Environmental Sustainability

  • Bone, R., M. (2002) Regional Geography of Canada,
    Oxford University Press, Ontario.
  • Draper, D. (1998) Our Environment, A Canadian
    Perspective, ITP Nelson, Ontario.
  • McGillivray, Brett Canada, A Nation of Regions,
    Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Votýpka, J., Janouová, J. (1987) Severní
    Amerika, SPN, Praha.

Info Sources - Atmosphere
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association (www.canwea.ca)
  • Environment Canada (www.ec.gc.ca)
  • Government of Canada - Climate Change
  • Great Lakes Commission (www.glc.org)
  • International Joint Commission (www.ijc.org)
  • Natural Resources Canada Laurentian Forestry
    Centre (www.cfl.forestry.ca)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
    Change (http//cdm.unfccc.int)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • World Resources Institute (www.wri.org)

Info Sources Fresh Water
  • Canada Centre for Inland Waters. National Water
    Research Institute (http//www.cciw.ca)
  • Brubaker, E. (2002, April 1) Lessons from
    Walkerton. Fraser Forum. (www.environmentprobe.org
  • Canadian Water Resources Association
  • Draper, D. (1997) Tourist development and water
    sustainability in Banff and Canmore, Alberta,
    Canada, Journal of Sustainable tourism, 5, 3,
  • Environment Canada (www.ns.ec.gc.ca,
  • The North American waterfowl management plan
  • Saskatchewan River Basin (www.saskriverbasin.ca)
  • Sierra Legal Defence Fund (2001)
  • Statistics Canada (2003) (www.statcan.ca/english)
  • WetNet Project Canada and the Ramsar Convention

Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier
Info Sources Ocean
  • Atlantic Fisheries Policy Review
  • British Columbia Fisheries (www.bcfisheries.gov.bc
  • British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food
    and Fisheries (www.agf.gov.bc.ca)
  • Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance
  • Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in
    Canada (www.cosewic.gc.ca)
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (www.fao.org)
  • Pacific Fisheries Resource-Conservation Council
  • Pacific Stream keepers Federation
  • (www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca)
  • St. Lawrence Vision 2000 (www.slv2000.qc.ec.gc.ca)
  • Statistics Canada (www.statcan.ca)

Pacific ocean
Info Sources Forest ecosystems
  • British Columbia Ministry of Forests
  • Canadas Forest Network (www.forest.ca)
  • Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
  • Canadian Forest Service (www.ncr.forestry.ca)
  • Canadian Model Forest Network (www.modelforest.net
  • Clayoquot Rainforest Coalition (www.ran.org)
  • Innu Nation (www.web.netinnu.adaptivemm.html)
  • Natural resources of Canada (www.nrcan.gc.ca)
  • Western Canada Wilderness Committee
  • (www.wildernesscommittee.org)
  • Worl Wildlife Fund (www.wwfcanada.org)

Rain forest, Vancouver Island
Info Sources Agriculture and Land Resources
  • Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
  • Agri-food Trade Service (http//atssea.agr.ca)
  • 1Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
  • Ecological Agriculture Projects
  • Environment Burea (www.ec.gc.ca)
  • FAO (www.fao.org)
  • Government of Alberta (www.gov.ab.ca)
  • North America Wetland Conservation Council
  • (www.terreshumidescanada.org)
  • Statistics Canada (www.statcan.ca)

Alberta, prairies badlands
Info Sources - Mining
  • British Columbia Spaces for Nature
  • Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
  • Environmental Mining Council of British Columbia
  • Freeman, A. (1996) Government approves largest
    diamond min in North America (www.igc.apc.org)
  • Government of the Northwest Territories

Alberta, Oil mining
Info Sources - Energy
  • Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
  • Ballard Power Systems (www.ballard.com)
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association (www.canwea.ca)
  • Energy Information Administration
  • Environment Canada (www.ec.gc.ca)
  • International Energy Agency (www.iea.org)
  • Martin, D. (2003) Canada Nuclear subsidies
  • (www.sierraclub.ca)
  • Natural Resources Canada (www.emr.ca)
  • Petro-Canada (www.petro-canada.ca)
  • Suncor Energy (www.suncor.com)

Info Sources Protection of Environment, Wild
Species and Natural Spaces
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation (www.cwf-fcf.org)
  • Canadian Wildlife Service (www.speciesatrisk.gc.ca
  • Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in
    Canada (www.cosewic.gc.ca)
  • National Park Service (www.nps.gov)
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Sierra Club of Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • World Conservation Monitoring Center
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
  • (www.wwfcanada.org)

Grizly bear
Info Sources - Cities
  • City of Calgary (www.gov.calgary.ab.ca)
  • City of Halifax (www.region.halifax.ns.ca)
  • City of Vancouver (www.city.vancouver.bc.ca)
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Government of Canada (www.ene.gov.on.ca)
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
  • Green Communities assessment

Calgary, Alberta
Vancouver, British Columbia
Student activities
  • Essay on selected topic
  • Presentation of case study or selected topic
  • Consultation and discussion during seminars
  • Go through exam ?

University of Calgary
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