2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog
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BIOL 345 - Ecosystem Ecology and Management

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FA. The lives of human beings and countless other creatures are sustained by the goods and services resulting from the proper functioning of earth’s ecosystems. As the human population places increasing pressure on these systems, the need for their careful stewardship and management grows. This course provides a detailed study of ecosystem structure and function, with special emphasis on local ecosystems, and the scientific basis for managing and restoring ecosystems. Specific topics include energy flow and nutrient cycling, biodiversity and endangered species management, conservation genetics, population dynamics, landscape ecology, and human dimensions of ecosystem management. Lectures, laboratories, case studies, and field investigations. Prerequisites: BIOL 160  and BIOL 161  (or BIOL 141 ). Lab fee: $70.



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