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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2004

LAS 388 • BIODIVERSITY & CONSERVATION ISSUE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39305 M
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
GRG 408
YOUNG

Course Description

This course will use a graduate-student seminar format to examine the current state of knowledge about the goals and methods of ecological restoration, especially in reference to biodiversity and sustainability concerns. Examples will be drawn from around the world, with particular emphasis on North and South America. Students will be expected to read the relevant scientific literature, to actively participate in class discussions, and to write several essays. Course schedule: Part 1: Ethics, theories, and goals of ecological restoration Part 2: Approaches to evaluating past, present, and future landscapes Part 3: Planning for restoration

Texts

Egan, D. & E. A. Howell (eds.). 2001. The Historical Ecology Handbook: A RestorationistÂ’s Guide to Reference Ecosystems. Island Press, Washington, DC (ISBN 1-55963-746-3, paperback). Throop, W. (eds.). 2000. Environmental Restoration: Ethics, Theory, and Practice. Humanity Books, Amherst, New York (ISBN 1- 57392-818-6, paperback). Whisenant, S. G. 1999. Repairing Damaged Wildlands: A Process-Oriented, Landscape-Scale Approach. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (ISBN 0-521-66540-X, paperback)

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