RESTORATION IN NORTH AMERICAN ECOSYSTEMS, ESRM 473

Winter 2012

INSTRUCTOR: KERN EWING, Merrill Hall Room 31, CUH, 543-4426, kern@u.washington.edu

T.A.: BLAKE SCHNEBLY, bschnebl@uw.edu 

REFERENCES: 

North American Terrestrial Vegetation, by Barbour and Billings, Cambridge University Press 1988.

Terrestrial Plant Ecology, by Barbour, Burk and Pitts (in many editions)

Landscape Restoration Handbook, 2nd. Ed. Harker et. al.

 

 

 

SYLLABUS

(Note Saturday Field Activities)

 

Reference

Outline

Jan 2

 

HOLIDAY

 

 

Jan 4

 

Introduction

North American ecosystems and tools for their restoration

USFS1

USFS2

Terrestrial Vegetation

Walter Klimadiagramme

 

Outline

Jan 6

 

Pro's and Con's of doing restoration in different ecosystem types; characteristics that make each system unique

 

 

 

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Jan 9

 

 

 

Prairies and Grasslands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outline

 Jan 11

 

Oak woodland

USFS

SilvicsNA

Outline

Jan 13

 

North American savanna

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Jan 16

 

HOLIDAY

 

 

Jan 18

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Thornscrub

Ewing and Best, 2004

Sonoran tropical deciduous forest

Sonoran thornscrub

Desert photo gallery

Outline

Jan 20

 

Chaparral

 

 

 

 

 

Outline

Weekend Jan 21

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Saturday morning field trip to look at grassland restoration site in Union Bay Natural Area.  Meet at Center for Urban Horticulture at 10:00 AM (at new kiosk on Wahkiakum Lane)

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Jan 23

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Group work on field project

   
Jan 25   Aridlands

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Outline

Jan 27 Western Riparian Systems

Klamath

Overview

Outline
Weekend
Jan 30   Freshwater wetlands

Stevens1

Stevens2

Cowardin

 

Outline

Feb 1

 

Coastal wetlands

Campbell R.

Outline

Feb 3

 

Freshwater tidal systems

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 6   Shorebird habitat restoration   .Outline
Feb 8  

EXAM

 

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Feb 10

 

West Coast Dune Systems

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Outline

Weekend

 

     

Feb 13

 

Arctic

 

Outline

Case Histories

Feb 15

 

 Alpine / High elevation sites

 

Outline

Feb 17

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Restoring for old growth characteristics

 Southwest Massachusetts

Southeast

Pacific Northwest

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 20

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HOLIDAY    

Feb 22

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Eastern deciduous forest

 

Outline

Feb 24

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Southeastern longleaf pine forest

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 27

 

Southwestern ponderosa pine forest

Outline

Feb 29

 

Boreal forest

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Outline

Mar 2

 

Madrean Pine-Oak Woodland

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Outline

Weekend

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Mar 5

 

Tropical moist forest

 

Outline

Mar 7

 

Tropical dry forest

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Outline

Mar 9

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EXAM

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.Weekend

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Mar 12

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Final Exam Week

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Mar 14

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Mar 16

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