This course focuses on the ecology of the North Coast temperate rainforest. It will introduce the concept of plant associations, forest types and Biogeoclimatic zoning. Emphasis will be placed on tree, shrub and plant identification at the species level. Students will also be introduced to the physical, chemical and biological properties, analysis, genesis and classification of soils with emphasis on factors which influence plant growth. Fish and forest interactions and the management issues surrounding these resources will also be explored. This course provides vital skills and understanding of the terrestrial component of the coastal environment.
English 11 oor Equivalent and Biology 11 or Equivalent