PWS 553

Restoration Ecology

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Nature of ecosystem disturbance and plant succession; developing science and practice of ecological restoration; case studies of applied restoration.

When Taught

Winter Odd Years

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

PWS 282, 416; Bio 350; or equivalents

Title

Practical Application

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply restoration ecology and techniques to practical problems such mined and other drastically-disturbed lands, disturbed terrestrial and riparian or wetland systems, and invasive species concerns

Title

Ecology Applications

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the applications of plant population ecology, ecophysiology, and community ecology to restoration ecology.

Title

Plant Succession

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the processes of plant succession as the foundation for restoration ecology.