Engineering for Ecosystem Restoration:
University at Buffalo Summer Workshop Series 2011

Hosted by the UB Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

The 2011 workshop series, consisted of three week-long workshops and one four-day field training workshop, took place from May 31st to June 24th, 2011. The 2011 preliminary agenda is available.

The 2011 summer program consisted of three week-long workshops that emphasize the science and practice of ecosystem restoration. Taught by leading experts and practitioners in the fields of ecosystem restoration, riverine and Great Lakes ecology, fluvial geomorphology, and environmental modeling, the five-day workshops provide training in theoretical and applied concepts of ecosystem restoration, reinforced through intensive field activities (site visits, sampling techniques) at nationally-recognized stream restoration projects in western New York. In addition, this year a four-day workshop was offered on Training in Hydrological Field Methods (this week does not count for academic credit). Workshops may be taken individually or in any combination, and may be credited towards academic or PE continuing education requirements. In addition, the 3-week series (weeks 2, 3 & 4) is available for students to take for 3 academic credits (Click here for syllabus).

The workshops are sponsored by the University at Buffalo (UB)’s ERIE Program, Great Lakes Program, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Click here for the 2011 preliminary agenda



Rates for professional attendees are $750 for one week; and $650 each for two or more weeks. For graduate academic credit, graduate tuition will be charged instead of the above fees. Graduate tuition rates areavailable at the website http://studentaccounts.buffalo.edu/tuition/summer.php.

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Hotels near UB’s North Campus include the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, Hotel Indigo, and Red Roof Inn Buffalo/Amherst

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Additional Details

  • Technical workshops are designed for Civil and Environmental Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Biologists, Ecologists, Regulators, Land Use Planners, Consultants and Developers.
  • Contact instructional hrs/CEUs for Professional Engineers and CPESC are available for each seminar.
  • For students interested in obtaining graduate academic credit (Workshops 2, 3, and 4 only), you must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, and you must successfully apply for graduate status at the University at Buffalo.