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Ecological Restoration (FRST90034)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFRST90034
Campus
Parkville
Availability
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Ecological Restoration examines the principles and practices needed to restore terrestrial ecosystems in a range of modified landscapes from settled to agricultural to forested. Its focus is ecological, although consideration is also given to socio-economic factors that influence restoration programs. Lectures and field trips explore ecological principles and projects from site to landscape scales, encompassing biodiversity values and ecosystem services.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of this subject students will have an advanced understanding of:

  • Properties of degraded versus functioning ecosystems
  • Need for ecological restoration (Australia and elsewhere)
  • Types and goals of ecological restoration at site to landscape scales
  • Planning, legislation, incentive schemes relevant to restoration of native systems
  • Ecological restoration strategies and methods (including harnessing natural processes and planning for climate change)
  • Indicators of ecosystem function and restoration success at different scales
  • Benefits of ecological restoration

Last updated: 23 October 2017