Restoration Ecology

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ENV113 - Restoration Ecology

This course examines some of the practices to renew or restore ecosystems and habitats that were damaged or destroyed by human intervention. Restoration projects purpose is to change disturbed areas into functioning ecosystems, able to provide ecosystem services or function as a natural habitat again.
It analyzes the biological and physical aspects of restoration ecology. It also emphasizes the role played by society in a successful restoration project. Guidance for the design of a natural ecosystem restoration project will be provided. 23 different case studies are presented in this course, and provides practical tools and techniques already tested on the field of restoration ecology projects.


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