May 24, 2019  
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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BIOL 476 - Forest and Wetland Ecology

Credits: (4)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory.
Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 131 , BIOL 132 , BIOL 231 , and BIOL 232 ; or BIOL 131  and at least one of the following: GEOS 241 , GEOS 335 , or GEOG 305 .
Pre- or Corequisites: STAT 219  or STAT 200 .
This course studies the structure and function of forest and wetland communities and factors influencing the distribution and abundance of species in these systems. We will examine the influence of environmental characteristics (climate, topography, hydrology, soils, disturbance) and plant physiological adaptations in forests and wetlands; methods of vegetation sampling, description, and classification; and current management and conservation issues. Laboratory investigations will emphasize collection of field data, vegetation and site characterization, and analytical techniques.



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