May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
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.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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