Ecological restoration is the processes of repairing ecosystems that have been damaged due to human or natural influences. Courses in this emphasis provide an interdisciplinary background that encompasses restoration and management of terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, invasive species management, conservation biology, ecology, and remediation of severely disturbed lands. The emphasis prepares students for a career as restoration practitioners and land managers with non-profit, private, or governmental agencies and for graduate school in natural resource management.
John Loegering, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Natural Resources program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, discusses the various emphases or program tracks in the major and what sets UMC apart. He describes the applied nature of the program and how that benefits students. One of his main areas of research is in wildlife ecology.
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