ESF 541A: Wetlands Ecology

Synonym:

66407 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 2/26 - 3/12 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fridays 4/2 - 4/16 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Sat 4/17 (8:00AM-3:59PM)
Fri 4/30 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Sun 4/25 (8:00AM-3:59PM)
Sat 5/1 (8:00AM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Communities II
Restricted to ES masters students; others by written permission of Program Director.

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.

This course meets the Wetlands RMC requirement and will be one of the required pre-requisites for