ENV 752a () / 2021-2022

Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests

Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Credits: 3
Fall 2021: Time and location TBA

Tropical forests contain extraordinarily high biological diversity and provide critical ecosystem services, yet are being rapidly destroyedand degraded by human activities. This course focuses on the structure, function, and diversity of intact and degraded tropical forests,with an emphasis on the ecological processes that shape these unique and diverse ecosystems. We also discuss the major threats to tropicalforests, as well as examples of tropical forest recovery following disturbance. The course involves a mix of lectures and student-leddiscussions. Students who successfully complete this course are given priority for ENV 717.