Ecology/biodiversity and conservation in Alaska: identification and natural history of native plants and animals including both terrestrial and marine species, biogeographic history and patterns, native American cultures, conservation issues surrounding Alaskan natural resources. Regional, national, and geopolitical issues surrounding development and conservation in Alaska and elsewhere in the arctic. Lectures and discussions complemented by field trips to examine terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems across the three major Alaskan biomes: coastal rainforest, boreal coniferous forest, arctic/alpine. Taught in Alaska.
Summer away course; can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!