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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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BIO 460 - Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Investigation of the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems using a systems approach. Biotic and abiotic processes controlling interactions among biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems will be discussed and examined. Topics will include controls on primary production, evapotranspiration, decomposition, and herbivory, as well as potential for anthropogenic changes in ecosystem processes. (3-0-3) Offered fall and occasional spring/summer semesters. Prerequisite: BIO 215; NRM 281 recommended.

Credits: 4

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