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Invasive Species Ecology and Management

A general overview of the biology, ecology, and control of invasive species. This course will provide an in-depth look at invasive species in Alberta and Canada, and an introduction to various management strategies. Identification of common Western Canadian invasive species are emphasized. Strategies and techniques for site preparation, vegetation re-establishment, integrated management approaches, and restoration will be introduced with the goals of minimizing environmental impactÍž conservation of biodiversityÍž and controlling the establishment and spread of weeds and invasive species.

Prerequisite: BOTA 205 
Hours: 84 hrs (3-3)