RESTORATION ECOLOGY, ESRM 473

Winter 2013

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

TA:  ANDREW FRASER, ahfrase@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 7

 

Introduction

North American ecosystems and tools for their restoration

USFS1

USFS2

Outline

Jan 9

 

Restoration of North American ecosystems (continued)

 

Terrestrial Vegetation

Walter Klimadiagramme

 

Jan 11

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Prairies and Grasslands

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Jan 14

 

 Oak woodland

 

 

USFS

SilvicsNA

Outline

Jan 16

 

North American Savanna

 

Outline

Jan 18

 

Thornscrub

 

 

 

 

Ewing and Best, 2004

Sonoran tropical deciduous forest

Sonoran thornscrub

Desert photo gallery

Outline

Weekend

 

Jan 21

 

HOLIDAY

 

 

Jan 23

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Chaparral

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Outline

Jan 25

 

Aridlands

 

Outline

Weekend

 

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)

 

 

Jan 28

 

Team work on field project

 

 

Jan 30

30.5%

Exam

 

 

Feb 1

 

Western riparian restoration

Klamath

Overview

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 4

 

Freshwater wetlands

Stevens1

Stevens2

Cowardin

Outline

Feb 6

 

Coastal wetlands

    

Campbell R.

Outline

Feb 8

 

Freshwater tidal systems

 

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Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 11

North American climate

 

 

Feb 13

 

West coast dune systems

 

 Outline

 Feb 15

 

 

Arctic

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

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Feb 18

 

HOLIDAY

 

 

Feb 20

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Alpine/high elevation sites

 

Outline

Feb 22

 

Boreal Forest

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Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Feb 25

  39%

Exam

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Feb27

 

Eastern deciduous forest

 

Outline

Mar 1

 

Southeastern longleaf pine forest

 

Outline

Weekend

 

 

 

 

Mar 4

 

Southwestern ponderosa pine forest

 

 

Mar 6

 

Madrean Pine-Oak Woodland

Mar 8

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Tropical deciduous forest

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Weekend

 

 

 

 

Mar 11

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Tropical moist forest

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 Outline

Mar 13

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Hawaiian tropical dry forest

 

 Outline

Mar 15

30.5%

.Exam

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