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Kern Ewing
ESRM 479
Seattle Campus

Restoration Design

Covers the design process in ecosystem restoration by presenting a series of weekly design problems that students solve as teams. Categorizes problems by disturbance type, including restoration necessitated by agriculture, urbanization, salt-marsh filling or diking, construction of transport corridors, etc. Includes a team design portfolio. Offered: Sp.

Class description

The course will cover both restoration methods and the elements of the design process. There will be some coverage of project management, cost estimating, and time management.

Student learning goals

How to work as a team.

What is design, and how it can be applied to restoration problems.

How a consistent design framework can be applied to quite different restoration problems.

How to create an impressive presentation document, and pay for it.

General method of instruction

Sequential team projects that must be completed in a week.

Recommended preparation

Desire to work in a team environment. A disciplinary area of accomplishment that can be applied to team problem solving.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly design assignments. Final presentaton document.

Team products and peer review within each team.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kern Ewing
Date: 03/01/2011