Restorative Ecology Training Program
Project Leaders: Celine Pallud and Anders Olsen
Sponsor: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM)
TGIF Grant: $19,785
Project Description: The Restorative Ecology Training Program will develop an intensive training course for UC Berkeley undergraduate students geared towards young ecological professionals interested in sustainable soil use and habitat restoration. The training program will include lab, field, and outreach components.
- To develop an intensive sustainable soil use and habitat restoration training course.
- Students will participate in an empirical research on in situ bioremediation, gain hands‐on experience in sampling soil, train in greenhouse work, train in field work to make compost and monitor the field site, gain experience with ecological restoration methods, and participate in creating a full report to document the project’s success and methodology.
- To recycle food wastes on campus, thereby producing compost that will be used in the field.
- To educate the campus community on soil issues