This course will introduce students to the discipline of Restoration Ecology and explore project planning on the applied side of restoration. Students will learn the basic tenets of restoration ecology and form groups to develop plans, and built-in experiments, for various real-life restoration projects. For example, we can explore how to re-build salt marshes after an oil spill, how to build up oyster reefs off the shore of New York City, or how to reforest old farm fields in the conservation reserve program. Most importantly, this course will address how to learn while doing restoration. A combination of theory and general topics will be discussed when instructional time begins, followed by mapping and project work in teams.
Restoration EcologyPhysical and Earth Science
Scheduled Class Time*
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.