Course responsible:Jonathan Edward Colman
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Nominal workload:Lectures: 30 hours. Preparation for presentations and writing term paper: 95 hours.
Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
About this course
Students will gain knowledge about how to evaluate, understand and apply ecological principles towards actions aimed at returning degraded ecosystems back into dynamic, self-functioning systems.
The student will be able to identify ecosystem degradation, prepare restoration goals and objectives, evaluate and propose specific actions, including social and economic issues, and produce a restoration plan for a given site from an assortment of environments.
The student will after the course be able to address challenges and multidisciplinary aspects, as well as apply ecological theories and practical techniques central in the field of restoration ecology. Writing and presenting a restoration proposal will also provide students with experience and competency in developing a project, preparing professional tender, proposal and application for funding.
- Lectures, student presentations, mandatory work assignments, fieldtrip and term paper (prepare and present a restoration plan for a degraded site).
- The students can seek academic guidance from course teachers during office hours.
- Ecology courses at intermediate level.
- The course is evaluated based on a term paper assignment, which is prepared and presented as a restoration plan for a degraded site.
- Term paper assignments will be evaluated by an experienced external examiner and the course director.
- 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.
- Lectures, work assignments, fieldtrip, presentations and group work: 30 hours.
- Passed / Not Passed
- Special requirements in Science