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FES 445/545 focuses on the fundamentals of restoring reclaiming disturbed landscapes and ecosystems. Topics to be covered include assessment of site conditions; determining restoration goals and feasibility; hydrologic, biotic, and soil functions and their importance in restoration; and measures of successful restoration.
Be sure you can locate the the OSU Libraries Home Page and from there use the "FIND IT" tab find these three links:
Another useful link under FIND IT is "Rearch Guides" which takes you to a list of :
In addition, the suggestions below are not specific to this class but you may find them interesting.
Use the deadlines for your project to your advantage. Start your research early. Follow the "read more" link below for one approach you might take.
Your questions are always welcome -- the sooner, the better. Use the paced due dates for drafts to your advantage and start your research early. Follow the "Read more" link below for one approach you might take.
Know the resources available to you. If you have not used the resources available via the OSU Libraries recently, be sure to read this page during the first week of classes and if appropriate, learn more about the Library Services for OSU Extended Campus Students. Remember, even if you are not in Corvallis, you can still take full advantage of the library's resources including:
By the second week, try to find at least two or three articles in research journals or relevant government agency reports related to the site you propose to select.
As you continue to investigate the background information needed use multiple resources. Google is useful but it is only one tool. Library databases may take more effort, but they will also result in a better final product.
Try to complete your literature review at least 2 weeks before writing your draft so that
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