By developing their knowledge of ecological food webs and species interdependence, students will have a better understanding of how to manage natural areas to support biodiversity. In this class at The Morton Arboretum, participants will discuss influential variables that determine habitat quality and shape an ecosystem, such as light, water, fire, and herbivory. An emphasis on the cyclical nature of the seasons and life history of native species will provide insights for short-term and long-term natural areas management.
This program includes self-paced online components and an in-person session.
Instructor: Dave Hodge, environmental scientist and owner, Turning Leaf Conservation
Continuing Education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. Learn more about N-ACT.
Age: 16 and older
Course number: W040