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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNR 53600 - Ecology Of Disturbance

Credit Hours: 2.00. Advanced lecture-and discussion-based class examining how disturbance shapes the composition and structure of communities and landscapes across major terrestrial biomes. Students will examine and discuss the relationships between disturbance intensity, frequency, and spatial extent and how these characteristics affect ecological processes and ecologically-based management of forest and grassland ecosystems. The class will also examine the synergistic effects of multiple disturbances and the restoration of endemic disturbance regimes in contemporary ecosystems. Course is reading intensive; students will read and discuss on average 3-8 journal articles per week. Typically offered in even years. Typically offered Spring.