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ENVS 160: Rocky Mountain Ecology

Term: Maymester

Credits: 2

Degree Requirements: F11

This field course, taught by faculty at the Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is focused on community ecology of the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Ecology topics include: regional geology, influence of topography and climate on vegetation;
community interaction of plants and animals including herbivory; predation and competition, community dynamics, succession,
disturbance, identification of plants, insects and birds. The course will also familiarize students with basic field data collection and
research techniques. The course will connect students with the other programming areas of Teton Science Schools as well as other
professionals in the environmental science field in the context of professional opportunities after college. This course fulfills the
Environmental Experience required for Environmental Studies and Sciences majors and minors. Requires separate application process
and payment of additional tuition.

Prerequisites: none.