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    Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
    
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BIO 63 FIELD STUDIES: MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS

1 Unit - 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Limitation: Students must be able to hike, camp (tents, sleeping bags, limited showers, camp cooking) and traverse steep and/or rocky trails.
Recommended Preparation: An introductory college-level biology course or BIO 30  and WR 1  
This field course introduces students to interrelationships among plant/animal communities and physical environments that characterize mountain habitats. Topics will include natural history, ecology and diversity of mountain flora and fauna, and human impacts to mountain 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 103, BIO 64 , BIO 65 , or BIO 69 ) for a maximum of 5 units. NR



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