May 20, 2022
BIOL 344 - Forest Ecology
A study of identification, growth, ecophysiology, life history, and community ecology of trees in forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Requires weekend camping trip.
Prerequisite: BIOL 183.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and quantify specific morphological features of woody plants.
- Identify woody plant species by using taxonomic keys.
- Apply knowledge of tree anatomy and development to compare species’ responses to the environment.
- Measure species distribution and abundance in forests of the Pacific Northwest.
- Evaluate and discuss scientific investigations of climate change and effects on local forest ecosystems.
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Summer Locations: Ellensburg
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