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Belowground Forest Ecosystems
APBI 412
Instructor: Dr. Sue Grayston
Office: FSC 3006
Office Hours: TBA
Class Schedule: TBA
Classroom: FSC 1611
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Course Description

Syntheses of the roles that interactions between aboveground and belowground communities play in regulating the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and their responses to global change. Main topic areas; discussion and demonstration of molecular tools and stable isotope methods to identify and study the linkages between above and below-ground organisms. Four key topics: 1. Biotic interactions in the soil, 2. Plant community effects, 3. The role of aboveground consumers, 4. The influence of species gains and losses.