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Allegheny College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin

BIO 332 - Forest Ecosystems and Management

(also listed as ENVSC 332 )
Credits: 4
A study of forest ecosystems and threats to forests caused by human actions. The course examines fundamental ecological processes that control forest ecosystems and the importance of forests in regional and global environments. Impacts of global warming, forest harvesting, air pollution and improper management will be discussed. Management regimes that result in sustainable forest practices will also be explored. Regional forest issues, as well as national and international forest concerns, will be addressed. Laboratory exercises will examine topics in local forested environments. Laboratory, one period.

Prerequisite: ENVSC 110 , ENVSC 210 , or a lab-based course in the natural science division.

Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.