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Monday, July 18, 2022, 8:00 AM to Friday, July 29, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
Category: Course

Course Name:
ALPINE ECOLOGY, BIOE 416, 3 credits, Monday–Friday full days

Location (Field Station):
Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, east shore of Flathead Lake, Montana, USA

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Course Description:
Prerequisites: One semester of college-level biology, an ecology course, or consent of instructor. Exploration of distribution, abundance, and biotic interactions of plants and animals and their unique ecophysiological adaptations to life in the rigorous environments of high mountains above the timberline, with emphasis on the Crown of the Continent area. Students learn about distribution of plants and animals and study processes and interactions that are the foundation to ecology in alpine environments. Emphasis is placed on the processes that organize communities including drivers of global climate and complex interrelationships of biotic and abiotic interactions, including natural and human components as modifiers of system dynamics, and how those processes affect alpine systems. Field trips and data intensive class projects underscore major concepts and allow training in data collection, analysis, writing a scientific paper, presentation and interpretation by students. Instructor – Dr. Wendy Ridenour, U of Montana Western

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Contact (Name and email):
Marie Kohler [email protected] 406-872-4515

Contact: Marie Kohler [email protected] 406-872-4515