In this lesson, our instructor Bryan Cardella gives an introduction on ecological restoration. He discusses the general principles, goals of restoration, rivers and streams, wetlands, prairies, island foxes on Santa Cruz Island, and reclamation.
Ecological restoration is providing assistance to the recovery of ecosystem that has been damaged, degraded, or destroyed
The question of “What is natural?” can be a difficult one to answer, and goals need to be reasonable and realistic
Rivers and streams have been damaged/degraded by urbanization, agriculture, timber harvesting, and channelization
Wetlands (like the one in Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates) have been destroyed be dikes, oil fields, and irrigation
Prairies were once the most abundant type of ecosystem in the United States, and restoration projects have been set up to restore some of this land
Island foxes were once an abundant species on Santa Cruz Island, and their numbers have started to climb again thanks to restoration projects
Reclamation is restoring land that has been damaged by mining. Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island is a great success story of reclamation
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book includes a comprehensive review of the key AP Environmental Science concepts and targeted strategies for acing every section of the exam. Additionally, the book includes two full length practice tests with full answer explanations.
This book is an updated manual that offers a brand-new diagnostic test to pinpoint the test taker's strengths and weak areas, two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained, a detailed review of all test topics, supplemented with practice questions and quizzes with answers, an overview of the test plus helpful test-taking strategies, and hundreds of diagrams and illustrations .