This course focuses on the various types of terrestrial and ecosystems common to the region with an emphasis on biotic and abiotic components and their relationships Labs focus on the use of specimen collection techniques, use of taxonomic keys, use of soil and water analysis equipment, and other ecological field methods. Students are required to do inquiry-based investigations and analysis of data. Three-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704 or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences.
Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.