BIO 433 Ecological Restoration and Ecosystem Management Practices and Principles
In this course students will investigate biological, physical, and chemical processes to restore ecosystem structure and function to systems including grasslands, forests, and stream and riparian areas. Comparisons of management practices to reach restoration goals will be made at site level to watershed level, utilizing case studies and existing literature. Different management approaches will be identified and compared for a variety of scales of ecological restoration goals. Students will identify the objectives and provide an evaluation system for the project’s success.