Forest Ecology and Resource Management

SFS 3740

Forest Ecology and Resource Management

4 credits

The Tropical Forest Ecology and Resource Management course in the Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies (TIBS) program introduces students to concepts and tools to study and manage tropical forest ecosystems. The course covers basic principles about the factors driving biodiversity patterns, with a focus on tropical systems, explores symbiotic relationships among species within the rain forest and provides insights into the importance of neotropical forests worldwide. Thus, as part of this course we will conduct activities focused on learning about how to assess changes in biodiversity, learn about ecological processes such as forest dynamics and soil productivity, and ecosystem services.

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Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies

15 Weeks
18 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 15
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9