F&ES 723a

Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management

Credits: 3 Fall 2015: Tu,Th, 10:00-11:20, Bowers


Wetlands are ubiquitous.  Collectively they cover 370,000 square miles in the United States and globally encompass more than 5 million square miles.  Most points on a map are less than 1 km from the nearest wetland.  Yet wetlands are nearly invisible to most people.  In this course we will explore wetlands in all of their dimensions, including the critical services they provide to other systems, the rich biodiversity they harbor, and the links by which they connect to other systems.  Additionally, wetlands are lynchpin environments for scientific policy and regulation.  The overarching aim of the course is to connect what we know about wetlands from a scientific perspective to the ways in which wetlands matter for people

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