ESSM Ecosystem Science & Mgmt (ESSM)

ESSM 281 Seminar in Ecosystem Science and Management

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Writing intensive, focused on writing and formatting technical documents relevant to ecosystem sciences and management; includes memos, short synthesis papers and one longer review paper.
Prerequisites: RENR, FORS, RLEM, ECOR and SPSA majors only.

ESSM 291 Research

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in ecosystem science and management. May be repeated 2 times for credit.
Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

ESSM 306 Plant Functional Ecology and Adaptation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Investigation of physiological mechanisms influencing ecological patterns and processes, including plant acclimation and adaptation in contrasting habitats; abiotic controls on species productivity and distribution; underlying genetic and evolutionary mechanisms contributing to the occurrence of specific genotypes and phenotypes in unique environments.
Prerequisites: RENR 205, any BIOL course, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.