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BIOL 329 - Winter Ecology

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 225 with a minimum grade of “C-” and consent of instructor
This course evaluates the adaptations that plants and animals use to survive winters similar to New England. Topics will include behavioral and physiological changes for winter, identifying niches in the winter landscape, understanding the natural history of New England, orienteering, field sampling and animal tracking. The field component of the lab will also have a service project incorporated. Three hours of lecture weekly and an extended field-based laboratory with residence at an off-campus location over winter break. Additional fee required. Offered alternate fall semesters.