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Design Principles for Natural Processes

University of Victoria Ecological Restoration Program
Date of Event: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm


ER 501: Design Principles for Natural Processes

Dates: September 5 to December 10, 2017; tuition $750

This is an advanced course on ecosystem design that considers the ecology and reproductive biology of plants when restoring ecosystems. In this course, we’ll examine the principles and ethics of native plant selection, harvesting and propagation to meet site-specific design objectives such as which species need to be closely matched genetically (geographically) for the propagated stock.

Other course topics include: pollinators, peripheral populations, dispersal agents, and hybridization. We’ll also explore the implications for green or living roofs and the impact of climate change.

The course includes an overview of the goals and foundations of ecological restoration and how restoration nurseries grow appropriate restoration species.

To register for a course or apply for the program, use the online application form which can be found at: http://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/programs/ecological-restoration-professional-specialization-certificate

For more information, contact the program office at ecorestoration@uvic.ca or 250-721-8458.


Tusa Shea
PO Box 1700 STN CSC V8W 2Y2
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
(250) 721-8458
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins