Rainforest Ecology

SFS 3690

Rainforest Ecology

4 credits

This course introduces structure and function of tropical rainforests including floral and faunal components. In this course, students explore the ecological processes that maintain biodiversity and the evolutionary processes that generate that biodiversity. We examine the dynamic relationships between plants and animals and how those processes have influenced or are influenced by the current landscape. On a larger scale, we investigate tropical vegetation patterns along climatic gradients and discuss mechanisms for preserving and restoring tropical ecosystems.

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Rainforest to Reef

14 Weeks
16 Credits
Spring 2024
Jan 30 - May 3
In the Field
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 8
Filling Fast
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 2