Includes: tuition, all materials, full board share accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional fee of £60)
What to bring: good boots and waterproof clothing is advised
What you will learn
Critically evaluate methods for restoring ecological functions and debate restoration goals at local, national and international scales and in natural, semi natural and peri-urban environments.
Undertake complex analyses of the theory, practical implications and complexities around restoring habitats with a focus on the effectiveness of rewilding projects, the reintroduction of species and removal of invasive species.
Evaluate real-world habitat and ecosystem scale restoration projects, taking into account conservation biology targets as well as social, political and economic implications to critically evaluate their success.
Topics covered include:
Ecosystem change over time and space
Biodiversity and connectedness
Land sparing versus land sharing debate
The science behind rewilding
Reintroduction and management of invasive species
Phytoremediation and restoration of peri-urban spaces
The role of communities
Impact of restoration on communities and economies