An introduction to ecological restoration of damaged ecosystems. Examines the philosophical base of restoration as well as the social, biological and political forces that impact the success of any restoration project. Includes lectures, readings, case studies and field trips. Offered: A.
Students will learn about the history of restoration, its philosophical underpinnings, its basic tenets, and how successful it has been.
Lectures, discussions in lab, field work, field trips.
Be willing to do some reading in ecology texts if you have not taken any ecology courses.
Class Assignments and Grading
Read papers that we assign for labs.
Two exams and some lab work.