Ohio State University

School of Environment & Natural Resources

Ecological Restoration Specialiation


Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High Street

230 N Oval Mall

Columbus, OH 43221

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Human domination of ecosystems worldwide has rendered vast areas of land and many water bodies degraded to the point that they cannot support any plant and animal growth. The new field of ecological restoration has as its goal the restoration, revitalization, and reuse of disturbed, disrupted and contaminated sites, based on ecological principles. The goal is not to duplicate exactly what was there before disturbance, but to restore the ecological processes that will enable the ecosystem to change and adapt as environmental conditions change.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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