LA 375: Survey of Restoration Ecology

If you are interested in the conservation of native communities and ecosystems, consider this new 1-credit 5-week course. Restoration is one of the most popular conservation strategies in use today. It engages teams of scientists, natural resource professionals, and citizen volunteers to work together to reverse the kinds of human impacts that have led to the local extinction of species and disruption of critical ecosystem services by reestablishing natural systems. In this course we will explore the modern history of restoration and examine how it is practiced around the world in forests, grasslands, wetlands, and lakes, rivers and streams. We will look at how restoration benefits both plants and animals and people, as well as explore some of the concerns it raises. 

Instructor: Evelyn Howell

This course meets: 

  • Wednesday and Friday
  • 3:30p.m. to 4:45p.m.