NTRES 4200

NTRES 4200

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)

Outcomes
  • 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.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16771NTRES 4200  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fahey, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: introductory biology.