Courses Taught by Dan Tinker
An integrative study of the structure,
function, and ecological diversity of forested ecosystems, and the physical
factors that influence this diversity, including emergent properties of
energy flow and nutrient cycling. Special emphasis is given to
understanding forest disturbances and succession, and implications for
impacts of management and sustainability are discussed throughout.
Undergraduate field assistants Ryan Sims (left) and Michael
Straw (right) in
Yellowstone National Park, 2006.
Uncovers the fundamental concepts of biology,
including basic chemistry of living systems, cell structures and functions,
energy relations, genetics, molecular biology, ecology, population dynamics
and evolutionary theory. Living invertebrate and vertebrate organisms
studied during some lab meetings.
Environmental and Natural Resource
Encompasses student resolution in
multidisciplinary teams of environment and natural resource problems and
issues; practice in formulating policy alternatives; case studies;
planning, performing and coordinating multidisciplinary research.
Special Topics in Ecology
Acquaints students with various topics not
covered in regular courses, such as disturbance ecology, chronosequence research, and many other topics.
Emphasizes recent developments appearing in journal literature.