ESF 541A: Wetlands Ecology

2008-04-21 -

Maximum Increased to 15 seats.

Meeting added on Saturday, April 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.No class on April 18.

2/4/08-Meeting dates changed to the following:
Fridays, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2 & 5/9 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, 4/5, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Synonym:

52192 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sun 4/27 - 1/1 (-)
Fridays 4/4 - 5/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Sat 4/5 (8:00AM-4:59PM)
Sat 5/3 (8:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Communities II
Restricted to ES students.

This course will provide an overview of the wetlands communities within the New England region. The Fish and Wildlife Service146s 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 other advanced wetland courses, such as Wetlands Delineation and Wetlands Mitigation & Restoration.