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LAR-633 Field Ecology II: Biomes

3 Credits

This course frames earthly issues through the specificity of biomes, the basic unit of studying ecological patterns in the landscape. Coursework is structured around risks that are specific to each biome; subsidence in aquatic lands, permafrost in tundra and drought in grasslands, in order to appreciate the impact of human-altered and disturbed land use. Students will develop a range of applied skills through partnerships, with a specific focus on practical excursions and applied pursuits related to spontaneous plants, restoration science and trends in design. Woody Plant Identification: Spring trees and shrubs is a topic of Field Ecology II.