Feb 25, 2021  
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BIO 64 FIELD STUDIES: DESERT ECOSYSTEMS

1 Unit - 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Limitation: Students must be able to hike narrow desert trails and camp (tents, sleeping bags, cooking, limited showers)
Recommended Preparation: An introductory college-level biology course and WR 1  
This field course introduces students to interrelationships among plant/animal communities and physical environments that characterize desert habitats. Topics will include natural history, ecology and diversity of desert flora and fauna, and human impacts to desert ecosystems. Introductory lectures complement direct field observations and experiments, data collection and analysis. The course is taught primarily in the field. It is intended for both science majors and non-majors. Students are limited to taking four field study courses in life sciences (BIO 61 , BIO 102 , BIO 63 , BIO 104, BIO 65 , or BIO 69 ) for a maximum of 5 units. BIO 64 was formerly offered as BIO 104. NR



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