Introduction to Environmental Restoration

Name: Introduction to Environmental Restoration
Code: PAO11391L
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Environment and Ecology Sciences

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

Provide the students with the main concepts related with the process of environmental and ecological restoration of degraded areas.


Introduction to the concept of environmental and ecological restoration - targets, criteria, referential for the restoration. Presentation of instruments and systems for the ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems. Preparation of restoration projects and monitoring programs. Follow up of restoration projects in course or concluded. Theoretical foundations of ecological and environmental restoration. Restoration in different environments and ecosystem types. Soil restoration, restoration of mining areas and quarries. restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Recovery of contaminated groundwater.

Teaching Methods

Theoretical presentations supported by documents e trough the analysis of practical study cases.
Development of practical case studies on the evaluation process.