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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Education In Ecological Restoration At Northern Arizona University

Author: * Covington, W.W. , * Fule, P.Z. , Alcoze, T.A. , * Vance, R.K.

Subject: Ecological Restoration, Research, NAU

Abstract: Universities today struggle to prepare students for an increasingly interdisciplinary world while maintaining focus in the academic major and still graduating students in four years. Even longstanding disciplinary programs of study, such as forestry, are continually being revised to address the changing skills required of college graduates (Fox et al. 1996). Ecological restoration is rapidly developing as an independent field of study, coalescing around a growing theoretical, philosophical, and practical body of knowledge (Higgs 1997; LavendeI1999). But restoration per se is a complement-not a substitute- for specific skills in resource management, hydrology, policy, environmental communication, or other aspects of human-wildland interaction. At Northern Arizona University, we have developed a flexible program to offer restoration theory and practice. Students may take just one class or enroll in a program leading to a restoration emphasis with an independent senior research and fieldw...

Date: 2000

Type: Journal

Source: Journal of Forestry

Identifier: 98(10):30-34

Publisher: Society of American Foresters, http://www.safnet.org/

Format: PDF

Language: English