2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 15, 2024  
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HORT 250 - Introduction to Restoration Ecology



4.0 Credits
Introduction to the basic tenets of restoration ecology with a focus on the revegetation and repair of degraded and abandoned land as well as mitigating urbanization.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and distinguish between the concepts of restoration ecology, ecological restoration, reclamation and rehabilitation.
  2. Identify and interpret “natural capital” and its restoration.
  3. Estimate the degree of degradation to an ecosystem using reference ecosystems.
  4. Define restoration thresholds.
  5. Set restoration goals and identify appropriate restoration options and tools.
  6. Measure and evaluate restoration success.
  7. Identify and analyze a variety of methods used for monitoring and maintenance of ecological restoration projects.



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