ENVS 2001 Biodiversity of Alaskan Ecosystems Field Course

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OMES) OS - Marine & Environ Sciences
1 credits

This field-based course introduces Alaska?s diverse wildlife in a biological, ecological and evolutionary context. The course will provide students with an overview of the recent research and current issues related to the diverse flora and fauna of Alaska?s ecosystems, including effects of climate change, overconsumption and management of populations, and pollution effects of mining and fossil fuel extraction. Local culture and native tribes will be introduced, as well as geography and geology, ecosystem characterization and connections, and wildlife populations and conservation. Students will also meet with local scientists and participate in fieldwork and seminars. Students will be able to observe first-hand the ecological concepts and biological characteristics of Alaska?s wildlife. Prerequisites: ENVS 2000. Frequency: Summer, even years. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Observe and perform standardized monitoring techniques used to assess Alaskan biodiversity.
  2. Evaluate and summarize ongoing biological and ecological research in Alaskan rainforests, coastal habitats, and National parks.
  3. Identify Alaskan biota using standardized identification techniques and field guides.
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