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.
Biology 56- 50392
Lec. MW 3:15-4:35 pm SM 56
Field Trip Fri July 28 Thru Thurs Aug 3
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