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BIOL 345-349 Field Ecology and Natural History

Prerequisite: BIOL 201 or permission of the instructor. (January and May terms/ 3 credits/lab fee) 

Through travel to distant field sites, students will conduct a first-hand examination of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics and processes of a selected ecosystem. Students will be involved in intensive fieldwork, readings and discussion that will focus on interactions between the system’s biota and the physical and chemical parameters unique to the geographic area under examination. Comparisons will be drawn between the ecosystem under study and temperate systems more likely to be encountered near the Hood campus.