ENVS 681 Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes

3 semester hours

This course focuses on the concept of ecosystem services and how they are integrated into urban watersheds to make cities more sustainable and resilient to a changing climate. Key topics include the structure and dynamics of watersheds, the impacts of poor resource management and pollution to environmental quality within urban watersheds, and reestablishing ecosystem services through green infrastructure and similar strategies, and habitat restoration activities. Material is learned through class discussions, presentations by guest researchers and resource managers, several mandatory weekend field trips, and class projects.

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