MBL: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
MBL: Terrestrial Ecosystems
Fall 2023
Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman
Section: A

CRN: 8689

Credits: 4

This course is part of a unique partnership with the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) of Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL). This program is open to students who have completed courses in chemistry, biology, and math and discussed their interest with the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and are prepared to spend the semester at MBL in Woods Hole, Long Island. This is one of five courses in the semester-length program and cover terrestrial ecosystems from the point of view of biogeochemistry and important ecological processes. In the field and laboratory students spend the first eight weeks of the course with an intensive study of ecosystems processes, such as primary production and nitrogen mineralization, and properties such as standing stock, plant diversity and soil carbon and nitrogen content across the disturbance gradient in grassland, forest and suburban sites in the towns of Mashpee and Falmouth, MA. This course satisfies the Intermediate Level Course requirements for the Interdisciplinary Science Major. Permission of the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics required and an application to the Semester in Environmental Science. For more info see: and select “courses” from the top of the menu. Applications are due by February 1 internally to the Chair.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)

Campus: Course in NY, not on campus (NN)

Course Format: Mobility/Exchange (X)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 3

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:36am EDT 9/22/2023