Special Topics: Climate Change in Ecological Restoration

PART OF: Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate

Course description

Climate change has many implications for how we conceptualize and practice ecological restoration. In this new online course, you will explore how climate change can impact the direction of restoration activities through course activities and exploration of current literature. This course may be taken as a stand-alone or as part of the Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate program.

Learning objectives

When you have finished the course, you will be able to:

  • Give examples demonstrating the physical and biological effects of climate change on species and ecosystems
  • Evaluate the use and efficacy of climate change tools (e.g. climate envelope models) in restoration planning
  • Critically assess how climate change has impacted restoration theory and practice in the 21st century
  • Critically analyze climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in restoration practise
  • Demonstrate how restoration can be used to further our understanding of, and response to, climate change

Prerequisites

Acceptance into the ER Professional Specialization Certificate or equivalent work and/or education experience.

Additional Course Details

Format

Online Moodle-based format over a 14-week period, requiring approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.

Next offering

May 1 to July 31, 2017

Registration Details

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Ecological Restoration program, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

Course tuition ($750) must be paid in full upon registration.

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