This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of environmental biology: the structure and biota of several aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, including Vermont ecosystems. It includes spatial and temporal changes in ecosystems and species; critical observation and interpretation of landscapes; and communication skills, critical thinking, and teamwork. The student investigates why species occupy specific habitats.
3 hours of lecture per week, 4 hours of lab every other week
[Course fee: $10]