ENVS 151: Restoration Ecology
The science and practice of restoring degraded ecosystems, with an emphasis on plant ecology. Through field trips to restoration projects and examination of case studies from the literature, students will grapple with basic questions: How do we decide what to restore? How do we restore it? And how do we know if we're finished? Emphasis on reading and writing scientific papers, performing data analysis, and critically judging the success of restoration projects in meeting goals of biodiversity and ecosystem function.