Programs & Courses
EREC 160 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Integrated vegetation management uses an understanding of plant ecology to manage vegetation in a variety of effective, economical and environmentally responsible ways to achieve desired species composition and dominance in Southern Alberta following ground disturbance. You are introduced to the classification, importance, growth and dispersal of weeds and invasive plant species. Identification of common Western Canadian weeds are emphasized. Strategies and techniques for site preparation, vegetation re-establishment and maintenance will be introduced with the goals of minimizing environmental impact; conservation of biodiversity; and control of weeds and invasive species.
Prerequisite: BOTA 205