BIOLĀ 0016N. Ecology of the Modoc Plateau

Unit: 1.5
Hours: 39 (21 lecture, 18 laboratory)
Field ecology of volcanic and cold desert landscapes found in the Modoc Plateau region of California/Oregon. Ecosystems and environmental relationships stressed. Areas of emphasis include forest ecology, fresh water marsh/watershed, environmental factors, volcanic geology, plant succession, and human influences. Study sites include Lava Beds National Monument and Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge. This class requires the ability to hike moderate distances on uneven ground. This class will involve camping in either developed campsites or in undeveloped wilderness areas. (CSU)