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BIOL 391 - Fire Ecology

Units: 3
Covers an interdisciplinary review and study of wildfires as a natural and man-made biophysical and ecological process. Evaluates the costs and benefits of wildfires and prescribed burns as a tool for land management, and the implications for endangered species, habitat, soils, air quality, and watersheds. Explores fire history, and fire in the context of global environmental change. Addresses current issues in fire ecology in the Western U.S. and globally, including readings and discussions of recent scientific literature.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 210 , BIOL 211  or enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Wildfire Science and the Urban Interface program.



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