This course will introduce students to unique wetland habitats using field observation, research and the principles of community ecology. We will examine a variety of wetland communities, paying particular attention to wetlands commonly found in New England. We will discuss their ecological properties and the physical factors that control these properties, including hydrology, species interactions, disturbance and succession. We will also discuss the local and national conservation practices, their successes and failures, and complete a writing project.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.