- Schedule of Classes - September 29, 2020 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - September 29, 2020 7:14PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
Comprehensive analysis of the distribution, structure, and dynamics of forest ecosystems. Topics include paleoecology of forests; ecophysiology of forest trees; disturbance, succession, and community analysis; and hydrology, primary productivity, and nutrient cycling.
When Offered Fall.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level biology.
Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
- Better understand the scientific process and how it is used to determine controls on the distribution and abundance of organisms.
- Learn the patterns of distribution of principal forest trees in North America.
- Understand natural disturbance regimes and how they influence and interact with the composition, structure and function of forest ecosystems.
- Learn to quantify energy flow, hydrology and biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems.
- Better understand the potential influence of human activities on composition and function of forests and limits to scientists' ability to predict forest change.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFOnline Meeting
- Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
Instruction Mode: Online
Prerequisite: introductory biology.
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