BIOLĀ 0016E. Ecology of the Sierran Conifer Forest

Units: 0.5
Hours: 13 (7 lecture, 6 laboratory)
Field study that introduces forest biology/ecology, emphasizing interrelationships between the Sierran forest inhabitants (animals, plants, fungi) and their environment. Study sites include a variety of forest and other associated mountain ecological communities. Depending on season offered, special topics may include: fungi biology, wildflower ecology, tree anatomy and physiology, forest nutrient cycles, forest birds, and soil organisms. This class may require ability to hike moderate distances on uneven ground. (CSU)