Ecological restoration is a rapidly changing subject. Practitioners and professionals faced with restoration of degraded ecosystems are seeking ways to restore these systems in the face of climate change and continued urban expansion.
The traditional values and assumptions that have gone along with developments are no longer holding true. Answering the questions faced by restoration professionals requires exploring a new approach to the field of restoration. New questions need to be asked and answered as restoration takes on a much broader role in the world.
This course aims to address these new challenges to traditional reclamation and restoration by identifying natural processes involved in maintaining ecosystems and how they are recreated in restoration projects. It also addresses the element of design where a particular restoration project accommodates special requirements.
Acceptance into the ER Professional Specialization Certificate or equivalent work and/or education experience.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Course drop dates:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017- Last day for 100% tuition refund.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Last day for 50% of tuition refund.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017- Last day for withdrawing without penalty of failure.