GE 312 River Restoration and Management (Fall: 3)
GE170 or GE203 or BI201 or by permission of instructor
This course focuses on one of our most fundamental resources, rivers, and
the science behind management and restoration. Rivers, floodplains, and
wetlands transfer sediment, nutrients, and contaminants, while providing
ecosystem services such as species habitat, clean water resources, hydroelectricity,
transportation, and recreation. Subsequently, there are many stakeholders
and goals for management and restoration projects. We will investigate qualitative,
quantitative, and statistical methods used to understand the exciting complexity
of river processes and applications of these methods to management plans.
Furthermore, we will explore how restoration of river form is related to
aquatic habitat restoration in the channel and surrounding wetlands.
Last Updated: 26-JUN-13