GEOG 338 - Earth System Ecology
Examines how plants influence exchanges of energy, carbon, and water between the biosphere and the atmosphere. Begins with an examination of key biological and physical processes that regulate ecosystem carbon and water cycles, paying particular attention to critical linkages between the two. This leads to a consideration of how these processes function at larger spatial scales, and how they vary with time in response to climatic drivers. The land surface energy balance is discussed here as well, because it is inextricably linked with ecosystem carbon and water cycling. Finally, the interplay between ecosystems and climate is examined.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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