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WILD 475 Desert Ecology (3 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Overview

Resource Development : This course deals with adaptations to heat and drought. Representative areas of Coastal Bend, Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts are visited over a two-week period. In the third week, emphasis is on the high desert and historical and cultural aspects of desert life observed in at the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings. A pre-trip analysis of an area to be visited and field notes are the principal bases of evaluation. Students must bear transportation costs.

Terms: Winter 2011

Instructors: David James Lewis, George McCourt, James W Fyles (Winter)