Explores the theoretical, biophysical and applied dimensions of restoration ecology. The course examines the circumstances surrounding policy, design and planning, and implementation of ecological restoration. It investigates many approaches (techniques and methods) enhancing the ecological integrity of degraded sites. The regional focus of the course is the Greater Toronto bioregion though lessons and experiences will relate to broader issues of ecological restoration. This course has extensive off campus field trips. Additional fees required.
Prerequisite: Third-year or fourth- year standing or by permission of the instructor.
Programs: Cities, Regions, Planning / Sustainable Environmental Management