Course code ECOL350

ECOL350 Restoration Ecology

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Course responsible: Jonathan Edward Colman
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The global problems on degradation of ecosystems are increasing. The course is based on both botanical and zoological examples in order to show how ecosystems may be restored. The course will also place these problematic issues in an economical and social context. In addition to focusing on restoration of ecosystem processes and characteristics, the course will deal with measures in connection with larger infrastructure projects.
Learning outcome:


The student should have knowledge about how degraded ecosystems may be returned to self-functioning systems.


The student should be able to produce a restoration plan for a given site.


The student should after the course be familiar with basic theories and techniques in restoration ecology.

Learning activities:
Lectures, student presentations, mandatory work assignments, fieldtrip and term paper.
Teaching support:
The students can seek academic guidance from course teachers during office hours.
Articles, books and reports from the literature will be provided.
Ecology courses at intermediate level.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Presentations, work assignments and fieldtrip. Work assignments are mandatory home assignments with questions from the lectures that you need to hand in and get approved before you can hand in your term paper.
The course is evaluated based on a term paper assignment.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 30 hours. Preparation for presentations and writing term paper: 120 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures, work assignments, fieldtrip, presentations and group work: 30 hours.
Term paper assignments will be evaluated by an experienced external examiner and the course director.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / Ikke bestått