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Ecosystem Design through Propagation of Native Plants Online Course

University of Victoria
Date of Event: 
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 12:00am

This is an advanced course on ecosystem design that considers the ecology and reproductive biology of plants when restoring ecosystems. It examines 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. Implications for green or living roofs and the impact of climate change are also explored. The course includes an overview of the goals and foundations of ecological restoration and how restoration nurseries grow appropriate restoration species. Tuition: $750

Laura Biggs
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W2Y2
(250) 721-8463
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