NRE 589 - Ecological Restorat
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)
Department: School of Natural Resources and Environment
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior or Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Society for Ecological Restoration defines ecological restoration as "the process of renewing and maintaining ecosystem health (or integrity)." This course is designed to provide a practical overview of various facets of ecological restoration, particularly as related to restoring and managing the kinds of habitats found in Southeastern Michigan and the upper Midwest. Through a combination of lectures, readings, field trips, and project work, we will examine background theory and issues relating to ecological restoration and attempt to develop approaches for solving specific problems associated with local habitats. While most of the examples we will study will be local, the principles and processes will have applications world-wide. The sequence of class lectures/readings/discussions is intended to provide basic information and philosophies on ecological restoration/natural areas management and the field trips are intended to provide first hand exposure to local ecosystems and the challenge of putting restoration ideas into practice. Class work will include discussions, labs/short exercises, group projects, and one individual term paper/project. There will also be a final examination.

NRE 589 - Ecological Restorat
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001 (LEC)
MW 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: Please contact Jennifer Taylor ( if you would like to be added to the waitlist for this course.
002 (LAB)
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1597261688
Ecological restoration : principles, values, and structure of an emerging profession, Author: Clewell, Andre F., Publisher: Island Press 2007
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