Physical and biological factors that affect the forest community are discussed. Emphasis is placed on forest ecosystem dynamics and establishing a scientific basis for the cultural treatment of forest stands. Forest community interactions are discussed in detail. Specific types of old growth, wetland and eastern mesophytic forest communities are analyzed.
Prerequisite: NATR 100 or permission of instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.