Bioclimatology

flux tower, heat map and surface air movement
Course Number: Geog 314
Credits: 
4
Course Type: 
Lecture + Lab
College: 
Science & Engineering
Department: 
Geography & Environment
Course Description: 

 

This course investigates interactions between climate and the biosphere, including both climatic controls on biological functioning and vice-versa, especially modification and use of climate by plants and humans. We combine theoretical study with applications in agriculture and forestry, urban design and air pollution. Topics explored include ecosystem-atmosphere cycles of water, carbon and energy, human thermoregulation, urban climates and surface winds. Students participate actively in learning through weekend fieldwork, data interpretation, reading and classroom discussions.

Term: 
Spring