Course Description and Credit Information

Fire, flood, earthquake, and the like are categorized as major disturbances that create strong impact on the ecosystems. In this course, participants will learn about the various types of disturbances that have major effects on the ecosystems and landscapes. Disturbance also plays a role in land management and ecosystem structure and function, which is explained in the presentation.

There is a discussion and deeply delves into the topic to help participants understand these issues, which in effect will aid in producing resilient designs for the benefit of the community.

Learning Objectives:


1. Describe the major types of ecological disturbances and how they influence site potential, productivity, and sustainability.

2. Describe the role of disturbance in ecosystem structure and function.

3. Describe the difference between ecological disturbances and perturbations.

4. Describe how perturbations and disruption of natural disturbance regimes influence ecosystems.

5. Describe resource management and ecosystem restoration options using disturbance.


General Course Information







Pre-recorded webinar


J. Boone Kauffman, President and Lead Scientist - Illahee Sciences International


Course Approvals


LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New York 
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


New Jersey




GA, MN, and SD
**There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Video

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

About this course

  • $24.95
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content