Bio 2431*

AMP: Missouri's Natural Heritage, part 1

3.0 Units


Stan Braude, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Department of Biology


Missouri's Natural Heritage is for freshmen who want to get outdoors and learn about their home for the next four years. The first semester of the sequence will focus on Missouri geology, climate, archaeology, and native megafauna. This will provide a foundation on which to examine the ecology, restoration, and management of our diverse habitats (prairie, forest, glade, and stream) and the biology of our diverse plant and animal wildlife (arthropods, mollusks, fish, salamanders, lizards, birds, and mammals) in the second semester. We will also introduce basic concepts in biodiversity and resource management with case studies from here in Missouri. In addition to weekly lecture and discussion, students in this class will visit sites across the state during a number of Friday afternoon field trips and weekend camping trips. Camping gear, transportation and meals for all field trips are covered by the lab fee.


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*This natural science course is offered by the Biology Department, but does not replace requirements for the Biology major or for pre-health careers. Please see the Handbook for Biology Majors for details of Biology major requirements.

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