BIOL 466: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Ecosystem ecology is a subdiscipline within ecology that deals with energy flow and nutrient and material cycling through landscapes or elements thereof. Ecosystem ecology represents a unique approach to asking ecological questions as much as (or more than) particular types of ecological questions per se, and as such, is a discipline to which not many students get exposed. It is, however, an area of active research nationally and internationally, and perspectives gained from the "ecosystem approach" have proven very valuable to conservation biologists, natural resource management agencies, and governments at all levels.

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(Beedlow et al. 2004 for the writing assignment above)

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