The first of a three-course capstone sequence in restoration ecology. Students review and assess project plans and installations. Class meets with members of previous capstone classes to review their projects. Prerequisite: BES 301; BES 362. Offered: jointly with ESRM/TESC 462.
FALL 2005 This course provides students with a set of practical knowledge ("tools") for tackling the remainder of the capstone sequence (463 and 464) - the development and implementation of a restoration project. Guest speakers provide considerable expert information. Students will also examine past restoration projects in our region to develop perspectives about what works and what does not work and why.
The restoration capstone sequence of courses (BES 462, 463, 464) is offered autumn, winter and spring quarters. It is a demanding and rewarding learning experience in which students learn to handle multiple facets of a real restoration project in a team environment. For more information on the entire capstone sequence see: http://depts.washington.edu/uwren/capstone/capstone.htm
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Once weekly meetings with presentations along with REQUIRED field trips both during class time and on 2 Saturdays.
BES 362 and BES 312 or their equivalent are highly recommended. You MUST interview with the instructor prior to entry into this Restoration Capstone sequence. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class assignments and grading
Web discussion board participation; final exam (see past course web page; link below).
Grades are based upon the above assignments.