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Revision Date: 26-Nov-18

BIO-1240-VU01Z - Forest Ecology


Synonym: 175848
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 401
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 05-31-2019 to 06-30-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-06-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 06-18-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Heather Fitzgerald | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $20.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 14/18 (as of 12-13-18 11:15 PM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Global Perspective/Sustainability
Scientific Method
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Comments: Meets 5/31, 6/14, & 6/28, 3pm-6pm. Meets 6/1, 6/15, & 6/29, 9am-4:30pm. Meets 6/2, 6/16, & 6/30, 9am-12:30pm. Additional week to complete final project due 7/7. Field Trips Required.

Course Description:

Examination of the structure and dynamics of forest communities. Consideration will be given to geographic and ecologic factors shaping forest communities, to biological and chemical interactions among forest species, and to the human impact on forest stability. All forest types will be discussed with an emphasis on temperate deciduous and northern coniferous forests. Field trips required.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the methods of scientific investigation in forest ecology including observation and hypothesis testing.
2. Define energy and trace the energy flow in a forest, including the grazing and detritus food chain.
3. Describe the stages of forest succession.
4. Discuss the impact soil type, moisture, light, and temperature have on the forest ecosystem.
5. Analyze the impact of forestry practices on the forest ecosystem.
6. Using a global scale of analysis, examine the impact of human behavior on forest ecosystems and discuss the role that forests play in the biosphere.
7. Identify common trees and the major forest types in Vermont.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
9. Discuss laws and politics related to forest ecology including Convention on Biological Diversity, the Wilderness Act, and Vermont’s Act 250.

Textbooks:

Summer 2019 textbook data will be available on April 8. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Heather Fitzgerald
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jarod Waite

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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