Advancing Key Curriculums of Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Rural Kazakhstan Universities

The goal of this project is to develop detailed course content and to convey how core ecology
(or broadly defined environmental science) classes are taught in US universities to junior faculty members in rural Kazakhstan universities. We will focus on five major classes that are required courses for ecology majors in most US universities. Each of the courses will be covered fully as taught in the USA,
with hands-on exercises in the classroom and in the field, and through a hybrid of in-person
and online lectures.

Our Partners

Partners Participants

The Instructors

Detailed Schedule for the Training Workshops

Arrival at KKU Dormitory

18:00    Meeting of the students, instructors, and KKU hosts

Lectures & Discussion

08:00    Breakfast at KKU dining hall

08:30    Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Jiquan Chen, Almakhanova, sponsors, guests)

10:00    Remote Sensing of Environment, UAS Applications (Dr. Ranjeet John)

13:00    Lunch

14:00    Rangeland Ecology (Dr. Colt Knight)

17:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Field Exercises (location TBD)

09:00    Remote Sensing of Environment, UAS Applications (Dr. Ranjeet John)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Rangeland Ecology (Dr. Colt Knight)

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Remote Sensing of Environment, UAS Applications (Dr. Ranjeet John)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Rangeland Ecology (Dr. Colt Knight)

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Landscape Ecology (Dr. Ginger Allington)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Community Ecology (Dr. Wei Fang)

16:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Landscape Ecology (Dr. Ginger Allington)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Community Ecology (Dr. Wei Fang)

16:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Field Exercises (location TBD)

09:00    Landscape Ecology (Dr. Ginger Allington)

12:30    Box Lunch

13:00    Community Ecology in the field (Dr. Wei Fang)

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Research Design in Environmental Science (Dr. Jiquan Chen)

12:00    Lunch

14:00    Break

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Research Design in Environmental Science, group exercise (Dr. Jiquan Chen)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Research Design in Environmental Science (Dr. Jiquan Chen)

16:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Sustainable Development in a Disrupted Global Economy (Dr. Norman A. Graham)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Urban Ecology and Sustainability (Dr. Peilei Fan)

16:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Lectures & Discussion

09:00    Sustainable Development in a Disrupted Global Economy (Dr. Norman A. Graham)

12:00    Lunch

14:00    Urban Ecology and Sustainability (Dr. Peilei Fan)

16:00    Daily summary and introduction of next day

Field Lectures

09:00    Sustainable Development in a Disrupted Global Economy (Dr. Norman A. Graham)

12:00    Lunch

13:00    Urban Ecology – field trips (Dr. Peilei Fan)

16:00    Wrap up workshop (Dr. Jiquan Chen, others)

18:30    Farewell social (Students Palace of KKU, 11 Zhakayev Street, Kyzylorda)

Departure