GEP 446

Restoration Ecology

Lecture and field course introducing major concepts and practical aspects of restoration ecology. Topics include: setting restoration goals, understanding ecological principles that guide restoration, using science to inform restoration, and planning, implementation, and measuring the success of restoration projects. Also examines the social, biological, and political forces that shape the design and outcome of restoration projects. Practical techniques covered include: invasive species removal, planting native species, conducting monitoring of biological systems, and the process of grant writing. Topics are addressed in diverse local systems, with a variety of community partners in the restoration field. Grade only. Prerequisites: GEP 340 or BIOL 131 or consent of instructor.

GEP 340 or BIOL 131, or consent of the instructor