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.
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.
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.