ESF 541A: Wetlands Ecology

2011-07-25 -

Maximum Increased.

Synonym:

78384 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/1 - 9/22 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 9/24 (9:00AM-2:59PM)
Thu 10/6 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Thursdays 10/20 - 10/27 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 10/22 (9:00AM-2:59PM)
Thursdays 11/10 - 11/17 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 11/12 (9:00AM-2:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area Fall 2010 and later: Methods or elective
Restricted to Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 ES students from July 12 - 19; open to all ES students on July 20.

This course will provide an overview of the wetlands communities within the New England region. The Fish and Wildlife Service?s wetlands classification scheme (Cowardin, et. al.) will be the foundation for this review. Students will have an opportunity not only to learn about typical wetland types in New England, but also gain an understanding of the underlying abiotic factors that influences the observed biotic community structure. In addition, students will be introduced to the wetlands evaluation procedures developed to assess the functional values of wetlands in the context of the greater watershed.