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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FLDB 302 - Karst Ecosystems

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIOL 102  and BIOL 103  
Karst is the term for bedrock that has been partially dissolved by groundwater to create open spaces where organisms can reside. This course examines the unique
challenges for organisms that live in cave ecosystems. The course consists of classroom instruction on karst landscape features, the flow of energy through cave food
chains, and the development of cave communities. The course then involves travel to the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri / Northern Arkansas where students will see and explore natural caves and the surface communities that shape cave ecosystems.
Summer Term 1