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ENSCI 3010: Natural Resource Ecology and Soils

(Cross-listed with NREM 3010).
Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Laboratory 3.

Prereq: BIOL 2110, BIOL 2110L; FOR 2010 or a second course in biology
Effects of environmental factors on ecosystem structure and function using forest, prairie and agricultural ecosystems as models. Special emphasis is given to soil-forming factors and the role of soil in nutrient and water cycling and ecosystem dynamics. Additional emphasis is given to human influences on natural ecosystems and the role of perennial plant communities in agricultural landscapes. (Typically Offered: Fall)