Principles of Forest Conservation

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An introduction to forest structure, function, and ecology. Important fundamenTals of conservation biology such as the effects of disturbance, fragmentation, and biodiversity on forest ecosystems will be emphasized. Students will master identification of tree and shrub species of the Eastern Upper Peninsula and perform commonly used techniques to evaluate the forest resource. The lab portion of the course is in the field and proper dress is required. In addition, one all-day field trip will be scheduled. Prequisites: BIOL132 or NSCI103; and EVRN126.

Source: Academic Catalog 2011-12