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Cliff and Rock Outcrop Communities - Highland Biological Station
Monday, July 18, 2022, 8:00 AM to Friday, July 22, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
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Highland Biological Station

Cliffs and rock outcrops host unique natural communities unique from the surrounding landscape. They are also beautiful, filled with rare and endemic species and are often hard to access. Highlands Biological Station is surrounded by these special communities, including high elevation granitic domes, high elevation rocky summits, montane cliffs, and montane red cedar woodlands. In this week-long course wewill visit as many of these communities we can and offer you a solid foundation in the fledgling field of cliff ecology and conservation. You will learn about a broad swath of cliff and rock-outcrop community types through first-hand exploration as well as through lectures and paper discussion. We will learn some of the common species associated with cliffs (fauna too!) and explore the threats they face. By the end of the course, you will better understand and appreciate the diversity, ecology, and conservation value of Southern Appalachian cliff and outcrop communities.

Contact: David Ford ([email protected])