This is an advanced course on ecosystem design that considers the ecology and reproductive biology of plants when restoring ecosystems. In this course, we’ll examine the principles and ethics of native plant selection, harvesting and propagation to meet site-specific design objectives such as which species need to be closely matched genetically (geographically) for the propagated stock.
Other course topics include:
We’ll also explore the implications for green or living roofs and the impact of climate change.
The course includes an overview of the goals and foundations of ecological restoration and how restoration nurseries grow appropriate restoration species.
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.