AEC 384 Tropical Ecology in a Changing World Section: 001
The tropics have attracted the attention of scientist for a long time and tropical studies have help advance our understanding of ecology and ecological theories. This course will focus on understanding tropical ecosystems, their biodiversity, and complexity. Students will learn about major ecosystem types and their characteristics. We will discuss major tropical contributions to ecology and ecological theories. In addition, we will study how global change is affecting the tropics and the potential consequences. Students will gain a general understanding of tropical ecology in a changing world.