All Fall materials can now be found on the Fall page, including handouts and reading assignments and downloadable
pdfs. All students remaining in or entering the program Winter quarter are advised to look at the assigned readings for the
first two weeks of Winter, which can be found on the new Handouts page. The other
change to the organization of the website is that additional readings not from your textbooks are downloadable on a
separate Readings page.
This all-level program will give students a solid background in forest ecology, evolutionary biology, and the socio-political forces that have shaped forest ecosystems. Central questions that we will explore include:
We will investigate forests at several scales, from landscape to organism, studying both abiotic influences (geology, climate) and biotic factors (competition, succession), and considering the evolution of both temperate and tropical forests.
In the Winter, the focus will be on current threats to tropical forests, human use of forests, and the Carbon cycle, including three decomposition labs. We will go on four single-day field trips, and the final two weeks of the quarter will include oral presentations from all of the students on the research that they will have been conducting all quarter.
|Heather Heying||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org||Lab 1, room 3049|
|Paul Przybylowicz||(360) email@example.com||Lab II, room 3271|
Website by: Heather Heying|
Last modified: January 3, 2005