Examines the interactions between species and their environment in northern terrestrial and marine habitats. We review the postglacial history, climate, and energy flow in boreal and arctic ecosystems and examine evolutionary adaptations to cold, highly-seasonal environments. We consider strategies for wildlife management and conservation and the threats posed by climate change, resource development, and pollution.
Prerequisite: EU/ENVS 3402 3.00 or EU/ENVS 2420 3.00 or permission of the Instructor.
PRIOR TO FALL 2020: ES/ENVS 3402 3.00 or ES/ENVS 2420 3.00
Programs: Sustainable Environmental Management