The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ecosystem Ecology and a Sustainable Future

Description: 

Rapid changes to Earth's biosphere will influence how natural and managed ecosystems function and alter the services they provide. Issues from conservation biology to sustainability and global climate change rely on a comprehensive understanding of ecosystem processes. In this class, students will learn the principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, examining the influence of biological, ecological, and physical processes on energy and material flows and water and elemental (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous) cycling in ecosystems.  Graduate level requirements include an additional project and leading class discussions.

Course Prefix: 
RNR
Course Number: 
458
Course Level: 
Undergraduate
Semesters Offered: 
Spring
Units: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Gallery Rachel; Moore, Dave