Sep 27, 2020  
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BIO 65 FIELD STUDIES: VALLEY AND GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEMS

1 Unit - 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Limitation: Students must be able to travel, hike, camp, and traverse rocky and/or steep trails.
Recommended Preparation: BIO 1  and/or BIO 30  and WR 1  
This field course introduces students to the valley and grassland ecosystems of California. The course emphasizes interrelationships among plant/animal communities and physical environments that characterize valley and grassland ecosystems. Topics will include natural history, ecology, diversity, and human impacts. Introductory lectures complement direct field observations and field 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 64 , BIO 105, or BIO 69 ) for a maximum of 5 units. BIO 65 was formerly offered as BIO 105. NR



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