Course Description

Forest Ecology

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 These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.

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