ECO4810EN - Restoration Ecology

Course description

Restoration ecology is a separate field in ecology supporting the practice of ecological restoration, which is the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action. Restoration may also be from natural disasters such as fire, mudslides, invasive weeds or translocations of nonendemic species.

How this course benefits students

Human intervention is involved in restoration ecology from either man made events or natural disaters. Understanding the ecoystems, and the dynamics of the system is import to establish the sytem back to its natural state.

Why this course is important

This is required by those that are going into restoration careers

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Ecology Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Restoration is a process both in healing and rejuvination. This course will shed light on the correlation between ecological and self restoration.

Missionally driven

Globalization has impacted ecological processes and restoration will be key for future survival of species

Contextually informed

This study will create the awareness of processes involved in restoration on an ecological level

Interculturally focused

There is no culture immuned to the impact of man made influencers

Practically minded

The student will have developed creative and innovative knowledge to implement restoration processes

Experientially transformed

The course will engage each students in the capcity to better understand the relationship, interaction, synergism and antagonist approaches to these concepts.