NTRES 4201 - Forest Ecology Laboratory

(OPHLS-AG) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 1 credit. Student option grading.

Corequisite: NTRES 4200 . Field trip fee: approximately $30 for optional weekend trips. Optional field component takes place in Adirondacks and the White Mountains, N.H.

T. Fahey.

Field trips designed to familiarize students with the nature of regional forests and to provide experience with approaches to quantifying forest composition and its relation to environmental factors. Includes group research projects in local forests.

Outcome 1: Learn to identify forest trees of the Northeast.

Outcome 2: Better understand approaches for quantifying forest composition and structure and for summarizing and analyzing data.

Outcome 3: Learn how to measure key environmental factors and plant physiological processes in forests.

Outcome 4: Learn to "read" the forested landscape and to infer the processes and patterns of forest tree distributions.

Outcome 5: Gain experience with the process of field scientific research including proposal development, data collection and analysis and preparation of scientific manuscript.

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