BIOLĀ 0016Y. Ecology of National Parks and Wilderness Ecosystems

Units: 2
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Field study exploring the ecology of selected wilderness ecosystems in and/or around national parks. Observation and study of the various habitats (forest, chaparral, riparian, etc.), including the physical and biological factors shaping these ecosystems, and the management techniques, history, and objectives of wilderness preservation and resource use in these areas. 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)