Ecology of the Sierra Nevada
First class meets June 18, 2012
2:10-3:30 pm SM 56
This course explores
the ecology of plant and animal communities of the Sierra Nevada.
Topics that will be covered include climate, evolutionary history,
biogeography, community structure and general ecology principles.
Communities that will be discusses include chaparral, foothill pine,
yellow Pine, lodgepole/ red fir, subalpine, alpine, and pinyon- juniper
woodland. The field component of this course will visit areas of the
Western & Eastern Sierra Nevada, Western slope of the White
Mountains. Students must successfully complete class preparatory
requirements in order to participate in the field trip.