This course is intended as a broad overview of restoration ecology. We will use the framework of ecosystem science to understand how and why humans facilitate the recovery of degraded ecosystems. We will balance discussions on the theory, background, and application of restoration ecology with topics related to the implementation of restoration projects (e.g., planning, evaluation, and policy). These various concepts will be integrated through the discussion of case studies presented by a variety of practitioners and scientists working across different systems (coral reefs, wildlife, fire, wetlands, etc.) and with diverse perspectives so that students get a broad exposure to the breadth and depth of scholarship and work in the field.
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