ENV 752a () / 2024-2025

Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests

Credits: 3
Fall 2024: M,W, 10:30-11:50, Kroon G01

Tropical forests contain extraordinarily high biological diversity and provide critical ecosystem services with complex interactions with humans. This course focuses on the structure, function, and diversity of intact and degraded tropical forests, with an emphasis on ecological processes that shape plant and animal communities in these unique and diverse ecosystems. We also discuss the major threats to tropical forests, as well as examples of tropical forest recovery following disturbance. The course involves a mix of lectures, classroom activities, and student-led discussions. Students who successfully complete this course are given priority for ENV 717-Tropical Field Ecology (field trip course).