BIO 26 Habitat Restoration Field Studies (1)
Lec-18, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introductory course examining the principles of habitat restoration and rehabilitation. An analysis of habitat reconstruction techniques. This class will be conducted as a field experience class. The concepts will be developed at specific restoration sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students will participate in a restoration activity under the direction of a field ecologist.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify the key role habitat restoration plays in species conservation, ecosystem functionand sustaining ecosystem services on which humanity relies.
- Outcome 2: Apply necessary ecological concepts needed to design a functioning habitat
- Outcome 3: List the general steps taken in the development and implementation of a restoration pIau/project and apply that knowledge to design a habitat restoration plan for a specific target species
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the techniques involved in native plant propagation, invasive species control, erosion control, adaptive management and monitoring.
- Outcome 5: Discuss the importance of engaging and involving the community in the planning, implementation and long term maintenance of restoration projects.