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   ESS 4500 - Climate, Disturbance & Global Change

3.0 Credits
Prerequisites: ESS 3000  with a grade of C- or higher. ESS 3000  must be taken concurrently with this course if not previously completed with a grade of C- or better.
Explores the interactions between climate and biological systems with a focus on ecosystem responses to large-scale disturbance and global change. Students will investigate how past, present and future climate change affects ecosystems, and examine disturbances currently shaping the Rocky Mountains including wildfire, drought, insect outbreaks, land conversion, and human-wildlife conflict. Lectures are coupled with hands-on experiences observing, understanding, and designing global change research with the goal of applying knowledge to the grant writing process.
LEC 45 Contact hours



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