This Graduate Certificate aims to address the growing demand for ecological restoration professionals in areas such as restoration ecology, natural resource management, environmental science, environmental consulting, fire and wildlife ecology, watershed management, wetland sciences and wetland restoration, and mine rehabilitation.
Students obtaining the certificate will have acquired skills to assist them in understanding ecology, soils, and related biophysical sciences; designing restoration projects, synthesizing relevant primary information sources, such as technical reports and scientific publications; techniques used in ecological restoration, monitoring, and evaluation; and awareness of socio-economic, ethical, legal, and political dimensions of ecological restoration.
Credits required: 15
FOR 5157 Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practice
Choose 4 Electives:
FAS 6360, Invasion Ecology of Aquatic Animals
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
FOR 6151 Forest Ecosystem Health
FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems
FOR 6340 Physiology of Forest Trees
FOR 6934 Ecology and Restoration of Invaded Ecosystems
FOR 6934 Agroforestry of the Southeastern US (TBA)
FNR 6628 Watershed Restoration and Management
FNR 6669 Policy and Economics of Natural Resources
HOS 6070 Plant Materials for Conservation and Restoration
Students must earn a minimum grade of “B” in each course to earn the certificate.
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