Interactions among Ecological Disturbances

Jason Sibold

Description:The goal of this seminar is to explore the topic of interactions among ecological disturbances. Increasing rates of ecological disturbance resulting from projected climate warming are expected to result in increasing interactions among disturbance events. Because of the often-surprising influences that prior disturbances have on the characteristics and/or results of subsequent disturbances, disturbance interactions are viewed as central to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities. In this seminar we will discuss the key papers on ecological disturbance interactions. Students will be partially graded on attendance and discussion along with synthesis of ideas from the assigned readings and other relevant papers identified in literature searches.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
First Meeting: 8/24/2016
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 12:00-12:50
Classroom: GSB346
CRN: 60165
Cross Listed:
Enrollment Limit: 12
Background: General ecology
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Instructor Contact Info:
      Jason Sibold 491-4801