Jan 27, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 326 Fire & Disturbance Ecology

This course explores the ecological effects of disturbances, including fire, wind, water, and humans, onnatural systems. Perspectives include diverse spatial (population, community, ecosystem, andlandscape) and temporal scales (historical, contemporary, and predicting future effects). The course covers both plants and animals. Particular emphasis is given to natural fire and prescribed fire as a managementtechnique. This course will be especially helpful for students interested in pursuing careers or graduatestudy in natural resources, forestry, wildlife biology, conservation biology, or ecology. Laboratories areheld outdoors. This course satisfies the plant lab requirement for the biology major.

Prerequisite: BI242