EUS 870 Ecological Restoration

This program course will focus on the ecological issues associated with restoration of degraded habitats. It will concentrate on the application of ecological theory to restoration practice and the use of restoration as a test of our knowledge concerning how natural systems function. The course will include discussion of restoration in a variety of habitat types, with special attention devoted to those present in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Students will become familiar with historical and contemporary approaches to restoring diversity and function to disturbed ecosystems. Restoration concepts will be enhanced and reinforced through an opportunity critique a professional restoration plan. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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