Fall 2008

SCIE 608
Forest Ecology

Poulos,Helen Mills

09/11/2008 - 11/06/2008
Thursday 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Science Tower 74

Ecology, the study of the interactions of organisms and their environment, forms the essential foundation of the management and conservation of the world's ecosystems. This course examines basic ecological principles through the lens of forest ecosystems, exploring the theory and practice of ecology at various levels of organization from individuals to populations, communities and ecosystems. Lectures, lab exercises, and writing-intensive assignments will emphasize the quantification of spatial and temporal patterns of forest change at stand, landscape, and global scales.

Texts for this course will include Forest Ecology, Barnes, B. V., Zak, D. R., Denton, S. R., and Spurr, S., 4th Edition and Forest Stand Dynamics, Oliver, C.D., and Larsen, B.C.

Grades will be based on class participation, two field trips, intensive writing assignments, and two exams.

This course is open to auditors.

Special schedule: This course will begin on Thursday, September 11th and will end on Thursday, November 6th. Additional course hours will be supplemented by 2 half-day Saturday field trips.


Helen Poulos (B.A., B.S., Pepperdine University; M.S., Penn State; Ph.D., Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) is a postdoctoral teaching fellow, Mellon Environmental Studies Program. Click here for more information about Helen Poulos.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
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