Dec 03, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 209 - Winter Ecology


3 Credit(s)

Gen Ed: SB credit
Interdisciplinary course which looks at all aspects of winter. At first the physics of seasons, snow crystals, glaciers, and temperature will be examined. Then plant and animal adaptations to the cold will be considered. Laboratory experiments will include: how plants and insects survive freezing and animal tracking. The last part of the course will cover human adaptations to winter including local customs and Eskimo cultures. Trips to Ottawa and the Adirondacks are planned. FW credit required. For non-majors only. Spring.



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