A field-based course with the following primary objectives:
1. Gain an appreciation of the biophysical structure of wetlands, the major ecological processes that occur in wetlands, and the environmental factors that control the structure and function of wetland systems.
2. Acquire an understanding of the responses and feedbacks of wetlands to environmental variability and change at multiple temporal and spatial scales.
3. Become familiar with wetland management and restoration techniques, and gain exposure to field methods used to delineate, classify, and study wetlands.