May 15, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022

BIOL 310 - Agroecology

Cross-Listed as ENVI 310  
As a field, agroecology considers agricultural landscapes in the context of ecological principles and concepts. We will investigate the ecological underpinnings of agriculture, including interactions between soils, microbes, plants and animals, always in the context of climate change, land use change and other global change drivers. In addition to exploring the water and nutrient demands of agricultural systems from a physiological perspective and conventional agricultural systems, we will also discuss sustainable agricultural practices and sustainability in the global food system. This class will feature case studies from around the globe.  Prerequisite(s): BIOL 170  or permission of instructor. Alternate years. (4 Credits)