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Spring 2013-2014
EEB 382   na, npdf

Tropical Agriculture

Cheryl A. Palm

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

Kenya has some of the most diverse set of crops and farming systems in Africa allowing students to compare productivity, diversity, and ecological processes. Students will spend their time exploring the varied agro-ecosystems, crops, livestock, climates, and soils under which agriculture is practiced in Kenya. The course includes key readings and discussions, intensive field sampling, GIS applications, and modeling. In addition, students will be exposed to the various ecological processes and ecosystem services provided by or interfered with by agriculture. Limited to students in the Tropical Biology and Sustainability Program in Kenya.

Sample reading list:
Readings from the primary literature.,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Daily readings from the primary literature. Individual and group lab reports.

Requirements/Grading:
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 55%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Open to EEB Concentrators Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211 and EEB 321. Open to students enrolled in the field semester in Kenya..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41029 L01 TBA        Enrolled:9 Limit:10
41028 B99 TBA        Enrolled:9 Limit:10